China's Security State: Philosophy, Evolution, and Politics by Xuezhi Guo

By Xuezhi Guo

China's defense nation describes the production, evolution, and improvement of chinese language protection and intelligence businesses in addition to their function in influencing chinese language Communist occasion politics in the course of the party's heritage. Xuezhi Guo investigates styles of management politics from the vantage aspect of protection and intelligence association and operation through offering new facts and providing substitute interpretations of significant occasions all through chinese language Communist social gathering background. This research promotes a greater realizing of the CCP's mechanisms for regulate over either occasion individuals and the final inhabitants. This research specifies the various broader implications for thought and study that could aid make clear the character of chinese language politics and strength destiny advancements within the country's safety and intelligence providers.

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As the longtime right-hand man of Jiang Zemin and a skillful political operator with strong personal ties to party veterans, military leaders, and the elite group of China’s “princelings,” a term referring to the descendants of prominent and influential senior CCP officials. Zeng helped Jiang set aside rivals and cultivate ties with many party veterans. He did so by enhancing his influence over the security and intelligence apparatuses and by taking advantage of the decline of veteran leaders’ influence, a result of their age and health problems.

In particular, this chapter pays attention to the evolution of the CCP’s security and intelligence organizations following the assault launched by the Nationalist government against the CCP as a result of the abandoned GMDCCP united front in 1927, and it outlines the policies of the public security organizations that spurred and shaped the CCP response. The GMD’s assault occurred in both urban and rural China, with several rural large-scale GMD encirclements of the Red Army in the late 1920s and early 1930s; they catalyzed an overwhelming CCP response that consisted of violent political campaigns for eliminating counterrevolutionaries (sufan) and intraparty conflicts encompassing all CCP base areas, which resulted in large-scale purges and killings of so-called counterrevolutionaries.

The personal historical records and personal accounts of important events regarding intraparty conflict and the security and intelligence services provided by the high-ranking leaders and their family members, such as Li Rui, Wu De, and Li Xuefeng, as well as the four volumes of An Instant in History, edited by Zhu Chunlin (Volume 1) and Sun Mingshan (published by Qunzhong chubanshe from 1999 to 2004) were useful. 46 46 Among all memoirs written by the high-ranking leaders, Deng Liqun’s memoir by far provides the most detailed exposure of the interactions as well as the cooperation and conflicts among the top leaders in the 1980s.

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