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China's New Rulers: The Secret Files

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At the Chinese Communist Party's 16th Congress in November 2002, a group of new leaders took over the world's most populous country. Their accession as the "Fourth Generation" of rulers of the People's Republic--following the generations of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin--signaled the end of a long, complex struggle for power.

Yet little has been known outside h
Paperback, Second Revised Edition, 288 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by New York Review Books (first published October 2002)
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Apr 02, 2013 Ray rated it really liked it
This is a translation, with commentary, of leaked portions of internal files compiled by the Chinese Communist Party to aid in its leadership selection process back during the last handover of power 10 years ago.

The information is quite dated, but it presents a fascinating look into how the Chinese Communist Party selects its leadership, the skills it values, the factional feuds, and the dynamics under which these feuds, and broader policies, unfold.

While the Tiananmen Papers were a look at th
Jan 18, 2009 Miriam rated it liked it
Very insightful about the inner workings of the high circles of the Chinese Communist Party. Briefly, the impression I received was the CCP as a completely authoritarian government who chooses its leaders based upon a combination of merit and cronyism. However, the textbook-style feel to the novel took away some of its potential enjoyment.
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Oct 08, 2014 Chris Roy rated it it was ok
I got halfway through this but had to stop.. provides some pretty neat insights into what allegedly goes on behind the scenes with the selection of China's top politicians and pairs these with anecdotes from an anonymous observer. A good book if you have to read it, but a little dry if you're looking for a fun read.
Oct 25, 2007 Neal rated it liked it
this book is 5 years out dated now that the 17th Party Congress just ended, but it gives really in depth background on many of the leaders that are still in power today.
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