Xi Jinping and the National Security Commission: policy coordination and political power

  title={Xi Jinping and the National Security Commission: policy coordination and political power},
  author={David M. Lampton},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={759 - 777}
  • D. Lampton
  • Published 18 March 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary China
This article discusses the rationale for, and progress to date of, creating a National Security Commission in China, a move first announced in late 2013. Central impulses for the Commission's establishment are to help better coordinate a very fragmented bureaucracy and to advance Xi Jinping's drive to consolidate his personal power over the internal and external coercive and diplomatic arms of the governing structure. The Commission is a work in progress and its full institutional maturation… 
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