Ethnic Governance under Xi Jinping: The Centrality of the United Front Work Department & Its Implications

  title={Ethnic Governance under Xi Jinping: The Centrality of the United Front Work Department \& Its Implications},
  author={Taotao Zhao and James Leibold},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={487 - 502}
ABSTRACT The motto ‘the Party rules everything’ is now a defining characteristic of governance in Xi Jinping’s ‘New Era’. This article analyzes the changing Party-state relationship by interrogating the competition between the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department and the State Council’s Ethnic Affairs Commission from the early 2000s, focusing particularly on the changes since Xi became leader in 2012. Through discourse analysis, the article documents the gradual yet… 
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