The Chinese Communist Party turns 100 on July 1, 2021. The grand old party has now outlasted its Soviet counterpart to become the longest-ruling communist party in history. And as CCP starts its second century, it has survived far longer than what many critics predicted. There are celebrations, performances, banners and cheers all around China.
Reportedly, very few leaders of the ‘Red dynasty’ have enjoyed as much power as Xi Jinping. Of the 13 dynasties that ruled China, only 8 remained in power for longer than 100 years. The CCP has travelled a long way by transforming China from a famine-wrecked country under Mao Zedong to the world’s second-largest economy.
What role does the CCP play? How long will China’s authoritarian government remain in power?