With the centenary anniversary festivities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) coming to a close, the 6th Plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the CCP convened in early November and agreed on a third resolution on the Party’s history. The document further emphasizes the correct action of the Party in guiding China’s development since 1978, it elevated the role of General Secretary Xi Jinping and his ideology and thereby possibly set the stage for his third term and the helm of the CCP.
This emergence of this resolution comes at a particular sensitive time, at which the Party forcefully re-introduced itself into the every aspect of Chinese life, while harking back to socialist policies under the framework of “Common Prosperity”. The decisions of the 6th Plenum will also set the tone for the 20th CPC Party Congress next year, where Xi Jinping will certainly break with the established norm of term limits.
Our distinguished experts are:
Johnny Erling, former China correspondent for German newspaper Die Welt and Austrian newspaper Der Standard
Richard McGregor, Senior Fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute, former Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times
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