China's Elite Politics: Governance and Democratization by Zhiyue Bo

By Zhiyue Bo

A sequel to the author's trailblazer (China's Elite Politics: Political Transition and gear Balancing, released through international clinical in 2007), this booklet tackles the problem of governance in China. It offers up to date info on China's political elites and evaluates their skill to house crises via 4 case experiences: storm from snow within the South, the Tibet factor, the Sichuan Earthquake, and the Beijing 2008 Olympic video games. besides China's Elite Politics: Political Transition and gear Balancing, this publication presents wealthy empirical details on and insightful theoretical realizing of national-level politics in China and serves as an exceptional reference resource for college students of chinese language politics.

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Htm. Department) was more due to Hu Jintao than to Xi Jinping. Similarly, Wang Gang, another member of the Sixteenth Secretariat and director of the General Office of the Central Committee of the CCP, could also be considered Zeng’s protégé because Wang was Zeng’s successor as director of the General Office. A similar relationship is also absent between Xi Jinping and Ling Jihua, the new director of the General Office and a new member of the Secretariat. In fact, except for official relations as a result of the Seventeenth Party Congress, there is no evidence that Xi had any association with other members of the Seventeenth Secretariat previously.

30 When Song Defu became the first secretary in November 1985, Li Yuanchao’s position in the secretariat moved forward to No. 3, behind Song Defu and Liu Yandong. He was transferred to the International Information Office of the Central Committee of the CCP as director of No. 1 Bureau in 1990. But Liu Yandong and Li Yuanchao entered the Politburo for slightly different reasons. 31 She replaced Chen Zhili as a state councilor in March 2008. 32 Bo Xilai (born July 1949), son of Bo Yibo (February 6, 1908– January 15, 2007),33 entered the Seventeenth Politburo as minister of Commerce in October 2007.

32 Bo Xilai (born July 1949), son of Bo Yibo (February 6, 1908– January 15, 2007),33 entered the Seventeenth Politburo as minister of Commerce in October 2007. qxd 34 12/14/2009 11:52 AM Page 34 China’s Elite Politics: Governance and Democratization with a master’s degree in international journalism, he worked in the Research Office of the Secretariat of the Central Committee and the General Office of the Central Committee for two years, from 1982 to 1984. He then worked in Liaoning for 20 years, including 16 years in Dalian.

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