China’s Communist Party marked its centenary on July 1. Photo: AFP
China’s Communist Party marked its centenary on July 1. Photo: AFP
Xi Jinping

Follow the boss: can China’s Communist Party ignite initiative in its grass-roots cadres?

  • Key rule designed to boost initiative also mandates that low-level cadres seek authorisation to make decisions, or face disciplinary action
  • The contradictory messages may still see some local leaders gamble on bold action, but the safer strategy for most would be risk aversion, analysts say

China’s Communist Party marked its centenary on July 1. Photo: AFP
China’s Communist Party marked its centenary on July 1. Photo: AFP
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