The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua
The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua

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Party-state relations under China’s Communist Party: separation of powers, control over government and reforms

  • Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Communist Party has closely overseen every aspect of life in the country
  • There were signs of change in the 1980s when Deng Xiaoping started rebuilding after the Cultural Revolution but liberal moves have since been reversed

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The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua
The National People's Congress opens at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5. Photo: Xinhua
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