Chinese party-state politics


published: 14.01.2023

Organisation and (Lack of) Democracy in the Chinese Communist Party: A Critical Reading of the Successive Iterations of the Party Constitution

Jean-Pierre Cabestan (Asia Centre) has published a research article on the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 2022, in which he talks about the organisation of the Chinese Communist Party, comparing its successive versions and changes over the last 100 years, and explaining why the CCP cannot reform and democratise as long as it remains a party-state and China remains a one-party system.