According to insiders, the clan war in China has ended in the middle of December last year. It was the authorities rivalry that spiraled into the real 2 years warfare accompanied by the anticorruption combat. The war scope was astonishing. For one, in one of the Chinese government corporations, 40% of all top and middle management (over 20 thousand people at once) were under investigation. Of course, that locked the company’s operations and China’s work in the same direction in whole.
The fight bitterness was affirmed by buzzes (though unclear, but permanent) about the attempts on Chinese authorities lives. The primary political organizations of most key companies and enterprises did not gather during the last two years. The party’s work was practically immobilized, though external ritual practices remained.
Xi Jinping Political Victory
The struggle was escalated after Xi Jinping rise to power. He has reached outstanding results at the top level, on one hand, but got the knock at the middle level of power, on the other. The affection was made by the liberal group of Hu Jintao.
The victorious part of the struggle for Xi Jinping was his immediate military control whose political importance since Mao cannot be underestimated. He didn’t wait for the long traditional transition period established once by Deng Xiaoping as an obligatory procedure. Therewith, Xi Jinping managed to rightsize the Standing Committee composition to 9 people, thus, reducing the Liberal clan number (associated with Hu Jintao) to 1 person. This one man is Prime Li Keqiang, now fully responsible for all socio-economic problems (inevitable in times of growing crisis) by virtue of his position.
Traditional System of Power Division Between Clans
Such a great success was merely devaluated by inability to establish middle-level personnel administration, traditional in China. After the Gang of Four downfall, the main clans agreed upon the proportionate duties division on every level of power and in its every branch. Such a system provided the basis for personnel policies so that the authorities could be changed without any shocks or disturbances. The victory was measured by comparing the performance rate for the benefit of China. The winners got the position of country’s leader and 52% of all the personnel positions. The losers got 16% and that made them systematically loyal towards the winners. The clan of the intermediate position received 32%. This way, three main clans of patriots, liberals and lefts could compete with each other without threat of being destroyed. The winner’s power was guaranteed and the other two saw to the compliance with treaty commitments.
Xi Jinping’s clan’s (of patriots) victory was recognized by other clans and they didn’t prevent him from inevitable changeover. But this time, the Chinese power system appeared to be so complex and branched that it became impossible to change personnel on their positions. The problem turned out to be bureaucratic rather than political. The lower levels sabotaged changes widely at every point they only could, thus, neutralizing the Chinese tradition.
Anti-Corruption Efforts in China
The bureaucratic chaos lead to corruption war in China. As bureaucracy became a real threat in view of coming global economic crisis for all the Chinese clans and country as a whole.
The struggle with corruption was aimed to reestablish that proportionate duties traditions among the three clans representatives. And it was clear that the two losing clans were the main targets as their members did not want to lose their positions on different power levels. Finally, the fight almost destroyed Deng Xiaoping’s system of checks and balances in favor of Xi Jinping’s personal authority growth.
But some members of patriotic group did not approve of Xi Jinping’s efforts as they wanted to get back the old balanced system. Some of them possessed high regional authority in the past. For instance, Jiang Zemin, Chinese leader after Deng Xiaoping, will be set free only thanks to his status. But his Shanghai clan and himself as its leader lost their political influence, and his network will be mostly arrested.
Chinese Internal and External Policy
Xi Jinping is consolidating power in his hands. Political party will remain as the basis and infrastructure for authorities, but its ideology and duties will be absolutely renewed.
Xi Jinping’s clan ideology is similar to Kuomintang. Thus, everybody’s awaiting for China and Taiwan reunion during the next Communist Party of China congress. Taiwan will receive warrants similar to Hon Kong (or even wider).
China’s opposition to the USA for European market is becoming more and more active. We now may observe the UK threatening to Brexit EU in case of TPP agreement fulfillment (which throws Europe under the US control and offsets Chinese Silk Routes strategy, named the only globally important in the last 25 years by Fukuyama). Britain and Rothschild group are strategic partners of China in this struggle, what is easily proved by unprecedented Xi Jinping meeting with Queen.
China clearly understands all the threats coming from TPP as the USA are switching Chinese producers for less expensive ones of Southeast Asia. Chinese domestic market is not developed enough and they will hardly be able to rise it to the levels needed, thus, China tries to strengthen its positions by turning to European markets as well.
The US strategic plan to block China from Europe is actively resisted by Chinese authorities, but war games and unrest in Eastern Europe continue.