Former ICWA fellow Cheng Li of the Brookings Institution was recently quoted in Bloomberg Politics in the article “China’s Xi Mines State Firms for Political Jobs Before Reshuffle.”  Below are Li’s quotes:

“There is a wider variety of options for Xi to choose his people from,” said Li, who last year published “Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership.” “Some of these provincial leaders will eventually become state leaders.””

““Former business executives never penetrated provincial-level leadership at the rate and scale they have under Xi,” said Cheng Li, director of the Brookings Institute’s John L. Thornton China Center and known for his research on the evolution of the party’s leadership. “Xi intentionally promoted these people to bring some diversification to his power base and to nurture a new set of protégés to broaden his support.””


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