ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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China: Rise of the Communist Youth League

The growing predominance of China's Communist Youth League members in several central party organisations reflects the rise of the "fourth generation" in politics. Though most members of the CYL have a demonstrated keenness to "reform" the society and economy, the Chinese Communist Party retains a stronghold over most aspects of the the League's functioning. The CYL may also, in the near future, face a greater challenge to its authority from the more net-savvy and independent-minded younger generation.

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