ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Opinion

China's Communist Party needs to face its talent challenge

Congress appointments will show whether loyalty remains the top priority

| China
Xi Jinping, center, and other Politburo Standing Committee members meet the media in October 2017: Fifteen of its 25 members are typical apparatchiks, experienced in party administration, propaganda or organization.   © Reuters

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

It is becoming obvious that the biggest obstacle to China's economic growth in the coming decades will be demographic decline.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more