Chinese whispers: the delicate art of allocating power in Beijing

9 November 2012

The Conversation website has published an article by Professor Kerry Brown, Executive Director, China Studies Centre, on China's system of electing its leaders.

"If the transition goes well, the new leaders have legitimacy and are accepted, then the 18th Party Congress will have achieved a major objective of offering a template for future changeovers." Professor Brown says.

"If it goes badly, and there is argument and opposition both in the party and in society, then this will be a major source of instability. We will not know which way things will go until some months after the Congress has finished." Professor Brown concludes.


To read the full article, please click here.