Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115136
Title: Hu Jintao's power consolidation: Groups, institutions, and power balance in China's elite politics
Authors: Wang, Z. 
Keywords: Elite politics
Faction
Hu Jintao
Institutionalization
Tuanpai
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Citation: Wang, Z. (2006-12). Hu Jintao's power consolidation: Groups, institutions, and power balance in China's elite politics. Issues and Studies 42 (4) : 97-136. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: After becoming General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in November 2002, Hu Jintao surprised many observers by consolidating his power in a short period of time. There are two aspects to this power consolidation. First, he quickly promoted a large number of supporters, most notably his associates from the Chinese Communist Youth League, to key positions. Second, he buttressed himself as the core of the top leadership, at the same time forming a viable working relationship with other leaders, most notably Wen Jiabao and Zeng Qinghong. This resulted in a stable and viable power structure dominated by Hu. The institutionalization of Chinese elite politics in the last decade has created favorable conditions on which Hu was able to capitalize. However, future successions may still be hampered by institutional impediments. © Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.
Source Title: Issues and Studies
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/115136
ISSN: 10132511
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Page view(s)

56
checked on Nov 2, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.