CCP Internal Resilience – post 6 of 10
Decentralization and family first
Sometimes, we think of CCP governance as Xi Jinping sitting in Zhongnanhai, pushing buttons, and everyone jumps. That may be true now to some extent, but more generally, Chinese governance is highly decentralized. A mayor owes more direct allegiance to the city Party leader, and perhaps one or two people at the provincial level, than to Xi Jinping directly. Of course, the obligations extend all the way up and you don't want your own leader to lose face.