Chinese Military Power

Xi Jinping, President of China

The Next Chinese Government: Conservative Princelings or Reform-minded Tuanpai?
Zachary Fillingham

The next rulers of China will be revealed this week, but a clear picture has yet to emerge as to whether the new Politburo Standing Committee will be dominated by the Xi Jinping ‘princeling’ faction, or the Communist Youth League ‘tuanpai’ clique that has rallied around outgoing President Hu Jintao. Whichever it is will have a decisive impact on the next ten years of Chinese government policy.


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