Chen Yixin, a high-ranking official at the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission and a possible candidate to take the top spot at the commission at the 20th Party Congress, penned a long, and often hagiographic, analysis of Xi Jinping in a July edition of Study Times, a daily newspaper run by the Central Party School.
The article signals Xi’s intent to pursue legal reforms that legitimate as well as help the CCP leverage China’s legal system as a tool for achieving its political agenda. This includes not only for ensuring domestic stability and CCP authority but also as a viable, if not superior, alternative to the Western legal system.
Summary of remarks given to the Central Political and Legal Affairs Committe by Chen Yixin, the organization’s Secretary-General. The speech is a good encapsulation of Xi Jinping’s thinking on domestic security.