Accession Number : AD0722370


Title :   The Purge of Lo Jui-Ch'ing: The Politics of Chinese Strategic Planning,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Harding,Harry ; Gurtov,Melvin


Report Date : Feb 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : By purging Lo Jui-ch'ing, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), in December 1965, the Maoists were able to eliminate a politician whose opposition to Mao was suggested by his persistent, public dissent on basic strategic and domestic politics. The report presents an explanation of Lo's purge by linking the documents of the Vietnam debate and the revelations of internal politics during the Cultural Revolution. Implications for present and future Chinese policymaking are discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE , *CHINA , *COMMUNISM , LEADERSHIP , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , DECISION MAKING , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , FOREIGN POLICY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE