President Trump, Secretary, Politburo discussed on All Things Considered

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Of all generally can you explain to us what this public bureau is what is that pulley vero ease body dad eased lactate by their santer committee that he's going to be um that we're actually civil this national party congress where glina have a new santer committee who will then elect the pulley bureau made of 25 mendez and they actually make major policy decisions and evolve that police bureau you have i've played a though standing committee which is really at the height of chinese political power and of course president sheeting king and and also as generous secretary he's actually that top person in that hiler keep so so let me make sure i just wanna make sure i'm seeing this correctly so at the top is xi jinping the president yes below him are these five people the politburo standing committee seven seven excuse me seven people the politburo standing committee which professor zhao said was was cut from nine to seven under kurdish paint yes so xi jinping at the top seven people the politburo standing committee below that is the a police beulah in paying includes said the seven includes xi jinping god that's correct yeah i feel as though xi jinping is the the primary person in this sevenperson politburo standing committee and then under that the larger poet bureau and then under that the communist party congress in general so there these multiple layers of leadership under pulley bureau you have you have does center a committee on who will be so your your we're going actually have a news santer committee made of about three hundred seventy six people elizabeth i wonder if you could take on this question for website the one eight at ord snb wrote who cares who the other players in chinese politics are jinping has purged anyone whom he considers a threat to his authority he he is the only person of consequence in beijing now i take the point that he has purged a lot of his adversaries but is he's the only person of consequence elizabeth well he's not the only person of consequence because you know there are six other people within the standing committee and they will off for their perspectives and the each will operate a you know a different part of the.

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