Founding president of MERICS
Sebastian Heilmann is chair professor for the political economy of China at the University of Trier, Germany, and founding president of MERICS.
Sep 19, 2018
The new leadership structure of the central political commissions demonstrates a fundamental shift in the division of responsibilities between members of the Standing Committee since the 1980s. Policymaking on the top priority issues of Xi Jinping’s agenda will effectively be shifted from the Politburo’s Standing Committee to the special political commissions in the upcoming years.