The current shake-up in the Sri Lankan system is unlikely to ruffle the Chinese too much. Across the board, no matter what their personal views on China, Sri Lanka’s politicians have learnt to do business with Beijing.
While the Communist Party continues to be the more powerful than the government in China, the symbols of state such as the National People’s Congress are increasingly vocal.
More than the challenges of political reforms, it appears the Communist Party of China fears a return to the populism and demagoguery of the Mao era.
The fifth generation of the CPC leadership in China faces severe domestic challenges, chief among them, widespread corruption, increasing inequality, rising unemployment and growing regional disparities.
Most Indian political parties are non-democratic organizations functioning in a democracy. If a communist party in an authoritarian state realizes the need to innovate and hold intra-party elections, to choose the best leaders to put before the people, how much more must Indian political parties?