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Return of the Chinese warlord

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ISN Security Watch has a report on the sentencing of a local Chinese party official for running a mafia organization in the city of Tangshan. The report claims that the official in question had amassed “military-style” armaments through a front company, despite China’s ban on the ownership and sale of private arms. Raises the question of the CCP’s relationship to traditional guanxi networks, and the sustainability of the state’s monopoly on violence. If AntiMoore’s Law continues, what kinds of arrangements will states have to make to preserve their current role?

Written by Mark

December 1, 2008 at 11:39 am

Posted in Military & Security

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