March 20, 2010
Latin America Can Teach China
Mariano Turzi, World Politics Review
This past Monday, China's highest governmental legislative body, the National People's Congress (NPC), wrapped up its annual meetings in Beijing. While these meetings are mostly considered to be rubber-stamp assemblies, they can reveal something of the Chinese Communist Party leadership's policy priorities, as well as some of the various interest groups within the party. And as the statements and declarations emerging from this year's meetings make clear, the party leadership has identified consolidating the institutional move toward "inner-party democracy" as the key to curbing corruption and preventing concentration of power at the local levels of government.
This "democratic centralism" takes on added importance for the central party leadership in a post-stimulus scenario:...
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