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Journal of Chinese Political Science

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 321–325 | Cite as

Introduction: “New Normal” under Xi Jinping

  • Nele NoesseltEmail author
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Abstract

Under the slogan of “new normal” (xin changtai) the PRC has started to revise its governance model. This new mode of governing the Chinese party-state is based on synchronized reforms in five sectors, coordinated via a “top-level design” (dingceng sheji). While the market is ascribed a leading role for the allocation of resources, reforms also include a modernization of the state bureaucratic system. Furthermore, new frames have been added to the PRC’s official governance philosophy that indicate a turn to a novel concept of state-society relations.

Keywords

Governance Xi Jinping Top-Level Design New Normal Neoliberal Authoritarianism 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Pinar Karahan, Stefan Kitanovski, Giorgi Kartvelishvili, and Wang Yixin for their excellent support of this workshop.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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