The CPC derives its legitimacy from its history and its central role in improving the living standard of a billion people. Now, growth will not be the same as it once was when China was just starting. There is no electoral mandate. The judiciary and the army are the arms of the party. It also means that there is no institution to ‘check and balance’ the party.

BEIJING, July 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday to complete "reunification" with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to "smash" any attempts at formal independence for the island, taking a tough line on the 100th birthday of the ruling Communist Party.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A visiting high-level delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held a meeting with Madhav Kumar Nepal, one of the two chairmen of the rival faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), on Monday.