Starting the Second Century. CPC: From Economic Reforms to Political One

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2022-66-10-5-12
A. Vinogradov,
MGIMO University, 76, Prosp. Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation.

Received 18.06.2022. Revised 28.07.2022. Accepted 05.08.2022.

Acknowledgements. The reported study was funded by RSF, project number 19-18-00142-.

Abstract. The history of the People’s Republic of China over the past four decades is associated with successful economic reforms that have brought China to one of the most influential countries in the world, have become a symbol of the new rise of the East and the advent of the Asia-Pacific region in world geopolitics. Throughout this time, the only area where changes in China were not recorded was the political system and the state system. Hopes that the market economy would create a democratic system corresponding to itself, democratic principles of public life were not justified, the contradiction between a dynamic economy and a conservative political system persisted. The anti-corruption campaign, which marked the inauguration of Xi Jinping, became a major event in the party and political life of China, revealing deep and serious problems in the Chinese state. Its direct consequence was the strengthening of authoritarian tendencies and the beginning of the process of reforming the state system of the People’s Republic of China, the creation of a controlling power, which violated the previous tradition of redistribution of power between generations of leaders and within a generation. The focus of Chinese modernization shifted from the economic to the political system, which became the central part of the Chinese model of socialism and the core of the new theoretical system.

Keywords: CCP, political and state system, anticorruption campaign, Xi Jinping, “socialism with Chinese characteristics” of the New ra


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Vinogradov A. Starting the Second Century. CPC: From Economic Reforms to Political One. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2022, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 5-12.

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