The Counsellors’ Office is based in the former Dutch embassy. Photo: Zhuang Pinghui

Top Beijing think tank The Counsellor’s Office reveals the secrets of the Chinese Communist Party’s policymaking

  • The Counsellors’ Office, a body set up to advise the government in 1949, has opened its door to the world for the first time in decades
  • Membership of the think tank is not confined to party members and reports to government provide dissenting viewpoints
Topic |   China’s Communist Party

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The Counsellors’ Office is based in the former Dutch embassy. Photo: Zhuang Pinghui
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The policy-setting plenum this week will map out China’s way forward, and President Xi Jinping is expected to use the occasion to further strengthen the party's power and rally officials behind him. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Soul-searching for China’s Communist Party elite as they consider way ahead

  • This week’s plenum has the task of determining how to meet the party’s biggest challenge – itself
  • Experts say the occasion will be used to further strengthen its grip on power
Topic |   Xi Jinping

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The policy-setting plenum this week will map out China’s way forward, and President Xi Jinping is expected to use the occasion to further strengthen the party's power and rally officials behind him. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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