Collective Research

  • Angang Hu
Chapter

Abstract

Ever since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), it has been a great tradition of the party to conduct investigations. This is the most important means by which Chinese communists gain an accurate grasp of social and historical processes in their country. The central collective leadership conducts research at a grassroots level to understand specific conditions, and this provides a factual basis for formulating correct strategies. As was advocated by Chen Yun, when discussing and deciding on major issues, the leadership devotes more than 90 % of their time to research and less than 10 % to deciding on the policy (Jiadong Liu 2004). Xi Jinping declared that investigation and study are more than just methods: they are also decisive elements for the cause of the party and the people. Through investigation and research, the leading cadres improve their ability to think, make judgments, and carry out their work (Xi Jinping 2011). On-the-ground investigations are of great significance for the CPC in terms of ensuring systematic, long-term rule.

Keywords

Income Glean 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angang Hu
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  1. 1.School of Public Policy and ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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