Single Party Authoritarianism In China

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The government of the People’s Republic of China is known for orchestrating the economic boom of the Chinese economy, the spreading of Chinese culture beyond its borders, and its faceless authoritarianism of the government. Throughout history, the authoritative governments of China have promoted the industries and the culture of China, exporting them to nations beyond their realm. Not much changed about China. The government of China still promotes its culture and industry. Nonetheless, the players are different. Away with the sole autocratic emperor and in with the faceless Communist Party. With the introduction of the Communist Party, the transition from authoritarianism to democracy just got harder. According to Barbara Geddes, among the three authoritarian political systems, single party authoritarianism is the strongest. Along with Marx’s distributional theory and Lipset’s leadership influence, authoritarianism found a solid rock in China. The People’s Republic of China shall remain extremely authoritarian until its collapse due to the success of the Communist Party, the vast inequalities, their success has made, and the lasting effects of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping in modern China. The People’s Republic of China is official controlled by its unicameral legislature, the National People’s Congress. According to the Chinese constitution, the National People’s Congress is the ultimate source of state power. The NPC has the authority to change the constitution, enact

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