Translated Titles

Forming the CCP's "Police Patrols": The CCDI and Provincial CDIs Elite Structure and Mobility in China




張執中(Chih-Chung Chang);楊博揚(Bo-Yang Yang)

Key Words

中紀委 ; 代理人 ; 省紀委書記 ; 習近平 ; 菁英政治 ; Agent ; CCDI ; Elite ; Provincial Secretaries of CDI ; Xi Jinping



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

71期(2021 / 06 / 01)

Page #

61 - 98

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

The Commission for Discipline Inspection (CDI) and the Party Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are both elected by the Party Congress. Although the CDI elites are not the leading group in the promotion competition, but they have gradually become the key to CCP's internal control over the cadres ever since the era of Deng Xiaoping. In order to discover differences in the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and Provincial CDI elites structure and mobility of Xi and his predecessors Jiang and Hu, this research collected and reviewed data on the personnel reshuffling of the CCDI and provincial secretaries of CDI, and to identify institutions or policies as key independent variables in explaining the elite mobility. This analysis contends that when it came to reforming the professionalism and succession in echelon of CCDI and the process for nominating provincial secretaries of CDI as early as Jiang Zemin's tenure. However, it was not until the period of Hu and Xi, that more than 90% of selection and appointment approaches were either through office exchanges between different locations or direct planting from the party center. The more frequent switching of the discipline-inspection secretaries of provincial commissions indicates that the center has become more reliant on discipline inspection commissions to monitor governments and party committees. Each of the above steps reflected a strong inclination to dictate the selection process for personnel reshufflings at all levels of the CDI in Xi's period.

Topic Category 社會科學 > 政治學