Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutes, and Ideas After the 16th Party Congress

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell, Dr Larry M Wortzel In November 2002, the Chinese Communist Party held its 16th Congress and formally initiated a sweeping turnover of senior leaders in both the Party and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The meeting heralded not merely a new set of personalities in positions of political and military power, …

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