The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/31/2012
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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In this provocative and illuminating account, Richard McGregor offers a captivating portrait of China's Communist Party, its grip on power and control over China, and its future. China's political and economic growth in the past three decades has been one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been left largely untold'the central role of the Chinese Communist Party. In The Party, Richard McGregor delves deeply into China's inner sanctum for the first time, showing how the Communist Party controls the government, courts, media, and military and keeps all corruption accusations against its members in-house. The Party's decisions have a global impact, yet the CCP remains a deeply secretive body, hostile to the law and unaccountable to anyone or anything other than its own internal tribunals. It is the world's only geopolitical rival of the United States, and is primed to think the worst of the West.

Author Biography

Richard McGregor is a reporter for the Financial Times and the publication's former China bureaue chief. He has reported from North Asia for nearly two decades and lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xv
Prologuep. xvii
The Red Machine: The Party and the Statep. 1
China Inc.: The Party and Businessp. 34
The Keeper of the Files: The Party and Personnelp. 70
Why We Fight: The Party and the Gunp. 104
The Shanghai Gang: The Party and Corruptionp. 135
The Emperor is Far Away: The Party and the Regionsp. 170
Deng Perfects Socialism: The Party and Capitalismp. 194
Tombstone: The Party and Historyp. 229
Afterwordp. 263
Acknowledgementsp. 274
Notesp. 277
Indexp. 294
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