The bronze statue of China’s former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen’s Lianhuashan Park. Photo: Shutterstock
The bronze statue of China’s former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen’s Lianhuashan Park. Photo: Shutterstock

Beijing centralises power in the provinces ahead of Communist Party congress

  • Guangdong reshuffle a case study in growing practice of appointing hand-picked outsiders to key provincial roles
  • Analysts find the process has been speeding up at the same time the length of tenure is decreasing, with local issues taking a back seat

The bronze statue of China’s former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen’s Lianhuashan Park. Photo: Shutterstock
The bronze statue of China’s former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in Shenzhen’s Lianhuashan Park. Photo: Shutterstock
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