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Analysis: Local authority poses a major challenge to Xi Jinping’s power

4 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
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Xi spars with crusty generals, powerful bureaucracies and large state-owned enterprises controlled by the central government," the author writes. "But an even greater impediment to his power is an age-old one: local authority. This is reflected in a popular saying that refers to the compound in Beijing where China’s leaders live and work: 'Policies do not go beyond Zhongnanhai.'"
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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