Monday, October 15, 2007

How to involve people without involiving people: President Hu at the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

So President Hu wants to ”uphold the Party’s role as the core of leadership in directing the overall situation and coordinating the efforts of all quarters" while giving the "country’s increasingly diverse and often restive citizens to have a bigger say".

So the idea is to involve people who are not members of the Communist Party in government without the Party ceding control.

Since President Hu has not mentioned any actual ways in which this is supposed to be done, are we right in understanding this as a rhetorical flourish with no substance? Sphere: Related Content

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