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The Central Committee is composed of 205 members and 171 alternate members, 39 of which are ethnic minorities. I was wondering if the Chinese Communist Party was "fully" meritocratic or whether it gave special treatment to minorities making it easier for ethnic minorities to join the Central Committee. I heard that for college admission, ethnic minorities are given a special treatment making it easier for them to go to a top university than the Han majority. I was wondering if it was the same for the promotion of government officials to the Central Committee. Is this also true for general promotions?

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    You might wait a long time before a Tibetian or a Uyghur is "meritocratically" elected to lead the CCP
    – James K
    Jul 28 at 8:47
  • This article is interesting: it suggests representation varies a lot between minorities and is often used to secure the loyalty of minority leaders and groups. macropolo.org/analysis/…
    – Stuart F
    Jul 28 at 14:06

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