FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 10 (2016)   

China’s National Congress sacrifices the economy for politics:
The new Five-Year Plan is dedicated to maintaining the Party’s leadership

Published 22.3.2016

Jyrki Kallio
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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China’s National Congress vows "unwavering conformity” with the leadership of the Communist Party, while more and more power is concentrated in President Xi Jinping’s hands. This augurs very dire times for all those who had hoped for increased liberalism and progress in citizen’s rights.