A Note on the 18th Party Congress of the CCP: Personnel Changes and Factional Alliances

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard


The 18th Party Congress was more dramatic than anticipated due to the completely non-transparent process of selecting new leaders as well as a number of scandals involving leaders competing for the top posts. This contrasts with 2002 when Hu Jintao became secretary general in a comprehensive change of power that took place without much drama.


Chinese Communist Party; Party Congress; Chinese politics; political transition; corruption

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22439/cjas.v30i2.4239

Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies
ISSN (print): 1395-4199, ISSN (online): 2246-2163

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