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CCP Organizational Studies: A Research Series

The Chinese Communist Party is a complex organizational mechanism, composed of a number of functional and structural systems by which the Party’s top-leaders operate the levers of power across the Chinese state, society, and economy. An accurate assessment of the Party’s power, influence, and resilience depends on a detailed understanding of how the party-state system is structured and how its sub-systems function.

Exovera’s CCP Organizational Studies are designed to help the national and international China policy analysis community develop such an understanding, through targeted, granular studies of specific elements of the party-state system, laying out their key structures, functions, and developing trends.

Conducted by a combination of Exovera analysts and outside experts, these studies originated in research undertaken for the November 2021 Conference on the CCP organized by Exovera, with subsequent research building and expanding upon those initial efforts.

The studies will be a periodic series shedding increasing light on the key organizational components of the CCP and providing readers with detailed guides to essential structural and operational details on the Party.

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Engineers Of The Human Soul: China’s Propaganda Work System

By Conferences
INTRODUCTION: Since the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) founding in 1921, the propaganda work system has been one of its chief instruments for influencing and controlling the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) information space.[1] As a Marxist-Leninist vanguard party, propaganda work is inherent to the functioning...
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