China’s National Security Commission: theory, evolution and operations

  title={China’s National Security Commission: theory, evolution and operations},
  author={You Ji},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={178 - 196}
  • You Ji
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary China
Abstract The establishment of the National Security Commission (NSC) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is a major regrouping of the top CCP power structure, a ‘New Deal’ in Xi Jinping’s endeavor to revitalize China. In full operation it will reshape Beijing’s national security (NS) decision-making process concerning the formulation of national security strategies, crisis management at home and abroad, coordination of national security policies and actions by Party/army/state agencies and… 
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