FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 12 (2013)   

Is the Communist Party dragging China back into the shadow of Mao?
China’s new leadership is all about unity and will not allow any dissent

Published 2.10.2013

Jyrki Kallio
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The global polito-economic situation necessitates reforms and greater openness from China’s new leadership both domestically and internationally. However, the Communist Party’s decision-making ability seems constrained by its fixation on the preservation of unity and stability.