The Rise and Fall of China’s Domestic Security and Legal Affairs Apparatus

◎ Xi’s policies and personnel changes have combined to curb the PLAC’s authority and weaken its influence.

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Politics Watch: Decoding China’s Party and State Institutional Reforms

◎ On March 21, Chinese state media published the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) plan for reforming its Party and state institutions.

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Politics Watch: Decoding China’s Presidential Term Limits Change, Other Constitutional Amendments

◎ The announcement of the Second Plenum deliberations more than a month after the meeting suggests that Xi’s rivals may have voiced strong objections to the amendments.

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Politics Watch: Decoding the Third Plenum Announcement

◎ We believe that Xi held two separate plenums to discuss the adding of his “Xi Jinping Thought” to the constitution and the appointing of key state personnel because he met with stiff resistance from inside the Party.

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