Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP
Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP

Xi Jinping asks: why do Chinese officials lack initiative and wait for orders from the top?

  • The country’s most powerful leader in decades told an internal party meeting that too many cadres only act on written orders, according to a new book
  • Xi has moved to consolidate his control over the party – a process some believe has made his underlings risk-averse

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP
Images of Xi Jinping and other senior officials are beamed to the audience at a gala show ahead of the Communist Party’s centenary celebrations. Photo: AP
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