For years, many China observers believed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) would eventually crumble under the contradictions between a Leninist political system and a dynamic society. “But we were all proved wrong,” says Frank N. Pieke, the new head ofMercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a YCW Partner. The CCP is more modern, more powerful and confident than ever, he says. Yet, President Xi Jinping, who likes to present himself as an all-powerful state and party leader, might find it more difficult than expected to secure a third term.

 

This podcast was first published by the MERICS, one of the largest international think tanks for policy-oriented research on contemporary China.

 

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