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

Topic |   Xi Jinping
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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