8 November 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 725
The Chinese <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Communist Party (<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>CCP) is holding a new congress, the 18th, due to start on November 8. The <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>CCP is at the helm of the single-party system of the People’s Republic. The nine-member Politbureau Standing Committee (PSC) acts as the supreme body that rules over this vast country with a population of 1.3 billion souls. The secretary general of the party, ranking number one in the PSC, automatically becomes the president of the country and the number three member the premier.
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