CCP Internal Resilience – post 7 of 10
Chinese bureaucratic stability is not western bureaucratic stability
The bureaucracy can be, should be, must be, stable even if leadership is in crisis. What keeps midlevel bureaucrats and above from collaborating for substantial change? After all, there are leadership crises from time to time –Bo Xilai is the best known to us, but he was no midlevel, and there have been many more, back to the time of Mao. And Bo Xilai had loyalists in Chongqing and Dalian, but no one was volunteering to go to jail with him.