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Authoritarian Resilence

The essay “Authoritarian Resilience” by Andrew Nathan has summed up four criteria in the “concept of institutionalization” that enable the survival of CCP regime, “ increasingly norm-bound nature of its succession politics,” “increase in meritocratic as opposed to factional considerations,” “differentiation and functional specialization of institutions,” and “establishment of institutions for political participation and appeal that strengthen the CCP’s legitimacy among the public at large”(7). By the end of the Tiananmen crisis of 1989, people in the international arena suspected the fall CCP; however, it went the other way in reality, China under CCP flourished. The first reason allowed the survival of the CCP regime is the establishment of succession regulations and rules that have prevented chaotic leadership transition. From…