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    DescriptionAn eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the United StatesChina's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country has undergone a remarkable transformation on a scale similar to that of the Industrial Revolution in the West. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been left largely untold--the central role of the Chinese Communist Party.As an organization alone, the Party is a phenomenon of unique scale and power. Its membership surpasses seventy-three million, and it does more than just rule a country. The Party not only has a grip on every aspect of government, from the largest, richest cities to the smallest far-flung villages in Tibet and Xinjiang, it also has a hold on all official religions, the media, and the military. The Party presides over large, wealthy state-owned businesses, and it exercises control over the selection of senior executives of all government companies, many of which are in the top tier of the Fortune 500 list. In The Party, Richard McGregor delves deeply into China's inner sanctum for the first time, showing how the Communist Party controls the government, courts, media, and military, and how it keeps all corruption accusations against its members in-house. The Party's decisions have a global impact, yet the CPC remains a deeply secretive body, hostile to the law, unaccountable to anyone or anything other than its own internal tribunals. It is the world's only geopolitical rival of the United States, and is steadfastly poised to think the worst of the West.In this provocative and illuminating account, Richard McGregor offers a captivating portrait of China's Communist Party, its grip on power and control over China, and its future.


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    Title
    The Party
    Subtitle
    the Secret World of China's Communist Rulers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard McGregor
    Physical properties
    Format: Microfilm
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061708770
    ISBN 10: 0061708771
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: JPL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    BISAC V2.8: POL040020
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: POL015000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Approval Code: A15406030, A15406034
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000
    DC22: 324.251/075
    LC classification: JQ1519.A5 M3576 2010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 324.251075
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JPL, JPF, NHF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    08 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A masterful depiction of the party today. . . . McGregor illuminates the most important of the contradictions and paradoxes. . . . An entertaining and insightful portrait of China's secretive rulers."--"The Economist"