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The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

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An eye-opening investigation into china's communist party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the united states

China's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country has undergone a remarkable transformation on a scale similar to that of the Industrial Revolution in the West. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been left largely untold—the central role of the Chinese Communist Party.

As an organization alone, the Party is a phenomenon of unique scale and power. Its membership surpasses seventy-three million, and it does more than just rule a country. The Party not only has a grip on every aspect of government, from the largest, richest cities to the smallest far-flung villages in Tibet and Xinjiang, it also has a hold on all official religions, the media, and the military. The Party presides over large, wealthy state-owned businesses, and it exercises control over the selection of senior executives of all government companies, many of which are in the top tier of the Fortune 500 list.

In The Party, Richard McGregor delves deeply into China's inner sanctum for the first time, showing how the Communist Party controls the government, courts, media, and military, and how it keeps all corruption accusations against its members in-house. The Party's decisions have a global impact, yet the CPC remains a deeply secretive body, hostile to the law, unaccountable to anyone or anything other than its own internal tribunals. It is the world's only geopolitical rival of the United States, and is steadfastly poised to think the worst of the West.

In this provocative and illuminating account, Richard McGregor offers a captivating portrait of China's Communist Party, its grip on power and control over China, and its future.

Synopsis:

"Examines China's Communist Party, with a focus on the large role it has played in the nation's competition with the United States, an economic and political rivalry the stems from its achievement of superpower status. 25,000 first printing."

Synopsis:

An eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the United States.

About the Author

Richard McGregor is a reporter for the Financial Times and the publication's former China bureau chief. He was born in Sydney, Australia, where he also started his career as a journalist. He has reported from North Asia for nearly two decades and currently lives in London.

Table of Contents

The red machine: the party and the state — China Inc.: the party and business — The keeper of the files: the party and personnel — Why we fight: the party and the gun — The Shanghai gang: the party and corruption — The emperor is far away: the party and the regions — Deng perfects socialism: the party and capitalism — Tombstone: the party and history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061998089
Subtitle:
The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
Richard Mcgregor
Author:
McGregor, Richard
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
China - Economic policy - 2000-
Subject:
China - Politics and government - 2002-
Subject:
China
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Asia-China Peoples Republic 1949 to Present
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100608
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
302

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Business » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 302 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061998089 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Examines China's Communist Party, with a focus on the large role it has played in the nation's competition with the United States, an economic and political rivalry the stems from its achievement of superpower status. 25,000 first printing."
"Synopsis" by , An eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the United States.
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