How China’s latest government overhaul is shaping up, and what it says about the Communist Party’s priorities

by William Zheng at

Since taking the helm of the Communist Party in 2012, President Xi Jinping has constantly been overhauling China’s massive system of state and party organs to reflect Beijing’s shifting priorities.

In the latest restructuring plan, rolled out in the spring of 2023, Beijing moved to assert more direct party control over a wide range of key policy areas, including science and technology, the financial sector and social stability.