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Opinion: Xi Jinping controls the ‘grand narratives’ of Chinese society to maintain the Communist Party’s power, leaving behind past leaders’ use of violence and money

2 weeks ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
i Jinping's approach to governance marks the third phase of the Communist Party's rule, but his "power derives from the grand stories he is telling – and will wax or wane, dependent on how much these are seen to be happening, rather than proving to be mere daydreams," writes Kerry Brown.
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.