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

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Harper Collins, Jun 8, 2010 - History - 336 pages
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“Few outsiders have any realistic sense of the innards, motives, rivalries, and fears of the Chinese Communist leadership. But we all know much more than before, thanks to Richard McGregor’s illuminating and richly-textured look at the people in charge of China’s political machinery.... Invaluable.” — James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

The Party is Financial Times reporter Richard McGregor’s eye-opening investigation into China’s Communist Party, and the integral role it has played in the country’s rise as a global superpower and rival to the United States. Many books have examined China’s economic rise, human rights record, turbulent history, and relations with the U.S.; none until now, however, have tackled the issue central to understanding all of these issues: how the ruling communist government works. The Party delves deeply into China’s secretive political machine.

 

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Contents

The Party and the State
1
The Party and Business
34
The Party and Personnel
70
The Party and the Gun
104
The Party and Corruption
135
The Party and the Regions
170
The Party and Capitalism
194
The Party and History
229
Afterword
263
Notes
277
Index
294
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Richard McGregor is a reporter for the Financial Times and the publication’s former China bureau chief. He has reported from North Asia for nearly two decades and lives in Washington, D.C.

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