Date
19 October 2017

State security plan to boost Xi’s powers, WSJ says

The Communist Party plans to establish a state security committee that has the potential to cement President Xi Jinping’s hold on the military, domestic security and foreign policy, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The plan for the security committee, which analysts said would work much like the United States’ National Security Council, was one of the few concrete measures announced in a communiqué Tuesday after a meeting of the party’s Central Committee, the report said. The new body, which Xi is almost certain to head, will likely allow him to coordinate foreign and defense policy with less interference from fellow members of the seven-man Politburo Standing Committee, analysts were quoted as saying.

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