Small Groups, Big Influence: How Leading Small Groups Drive China’s Policies
China has established groups galore - the Leading Group for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, the Central Foreign Affairs Leading Group, the Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development ... These and numerous other groups crop up in the news from time to time, but what exactly are they? What are their actual roles in national governance? How are tasks divided among this impressive assortment of groups, and what do they have in common?