PASING – Slowdown in economic growth. A ra n corous trade war. Then the protesters in Hong Kong. Mass extinction of pigs and rising food prices. Disappointments are accumulated because of the Chinese der der, Xi Jingping.
But the gathering of the Communist Party's elite this week will deal with the lingering risks that worry it more: dysfunction, divisions and disloyalty in the party.  Communist Party rule may eventually collapse if the party fails to permanently strengthen its grip on China, Mr. Xi said in a recently published speech, citing ancient emperors whose dynasties have been corrupted by corruption, weak discipline and struggle. The Central Committee, a party conclave of about 370 top officials, began a meeting in Beijing for four days Monday to approve policies designed to prevent such dangers.
" As I can see, we can let us be overcome by ourselves, "he said. "Prevent unrest starting at the family home."
Mr. He warned himself this year that China should prepare for "fighting", a sinister term for internal and external challenges, and described its purpose as building an authoritarian stronghold against any upheaval. This week's meeting, also called captivity m, will spur efforts to sharpen China's political defense, possibly involving more widespread use of advanced surveillance and management technologies by officials and citizens.
n. He made his proposals during the first day, according to Xinhua, China's official news agency, but no details were released.
"He looks at it from the perspective of the next 30 years," says Tian Feylong, a law professor at Beihang University in Beijing. "The system is not yet strong enough for this fight against all kinds of external forces, because there are still many holes."
For critics, Mr. Xi's quest to centralize power is not a cure for wrong steps in China's policy. , but rather one of their main causes. The intense pressure on lower officials to comply with the top leader has given them space for debate, finding the wrong steps and changing course, they say.
"The main problem stems from the nature of the political system that is increasingly penetrating all sectors of activity," says Jonathan Fenby, China's president of TS Lombard, a firm that advises investors. "Political restrictions on the Sap Initiative."
"Rumors of discontent"
For Mr. Xi, there is no problem more vital to his (19459004) political survival than party command, and he seems anxious to stop the failures of widespread doubts about his ability and party to rule.
Since 2012, he has repeatedly introduced offensives designed to rid the official of graft, factionalism, and bureaucratic fragmentation, and the failures he presumes have weakened his predecessors. Last year, he abolished the term of office of the presidency, paving the way for an indefinite stay as president, secretary general of the Communist Party and chairman of the Chinese army.
"The plenum will be the last step in this campaign," said TS Lombard's Mr. Fenby. "This may lead to institutional changes aimed at streamlining procurement and further centralizing power. But the main element is likely to be the reinforcement of Xi's personal leadership. "
Two retired Beijing officials and businessman talking to senior officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, described elites in the elite party's policies Even so, those moods
"Rumors of discontent – even hostility – over Xi's rule are widespread, but his power seems firm," says Jude Blanchette, chairman of Freeman in Chinese Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
A deeper concern for Mr. Xi and other senior executives is to improve the efficiency and morale of hundreds of thousands of junior policy-makers.
Many anti-corruption officials are angry with Mr Xi's anti-corruption aspirations, which have diminished their incomes and influence, said Ke Huakin, a professor at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, who studies the party's rules and work . interview.
Staff members were also punished for complaining about government policies, refusing orders to move to other positions or spreading rumors of rent ders . When the party recently announced the punishment of Liu Shiu, the former chairman of China's Securities Regulatory Commission, she said his abuses included a "volatile" political stance and a failure to rigorously implement the decisions of central leaders.
"The Communist Party of China can get away without being cleansed," Prof Ke said, "but after a period of time it can collapse.
This has led some to speculate that Mr Xi is afraid of discontinuities disrupting the process. Others have questioned why he devoted the meeting to the problems of the party organization when China faced many pressing problems.
"He would like to postpone a full meeting of the Central Committee until he felt that he had built a consensus," said Mr Blanchett of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who wrote an assessment of speculation. "Xi can stand up to its peers with some credible 'wins'."
It has interrupted al since the end of . On October 1, Mr. Xi presides over a military parade commemorating 70 years of communist rule, based on delightful shouting for the loyalty of 15,000 soldiers. Later in the month, Chinese and US negotiators agreed to a temporary break in their trade dispute.
The Group may discuss the economic and previous inflammatory policies of the meeting. But often at this point in the 5-year cycle of leadership meetings, the Central Committee focuses on the organizational and legal issues of the party.
Some in Beijing speculated that Mr Xi could also use the meeting to raise a prosthetic as he laid the groundwork for a third term as party leader in 2022. However, Mr Xi is unlikely to give a signal for a possible successor so soon, said three political insiders in Beijing.
"It draws much of its power from carefully cultivating air with unjustified inaccessibility," says Christopher K. Johnson, a former CIA analyst, "Putting this kind of insecurity doesn't make any political sense, especially since his candidacy a third term is likely to be in preparation. "
The formal announcements at the end of Thursday's meeting will most likely focus on the official theme of" modernizing the management system. "
According to experts, the announced steps may include:  Ra granichavane the powers of the new party political committees that Mr. Xi was created to guide policy.
The government shake-up began last year that Mr. She told herself that it remained incomplete in July, creating gaps and poor coordination.
Expanding the presence of party committees in business, organizations and neighborhoods for policy implementation and monitoring potential discontent.
Use of high-tech monitoring to detect and extinguish sources of public rage, such as official disturbances, pollution or land disputes, before they spark protests. China is already leading the use of personal data collection, surveillance technology and online monitoring to stifle social threats, especially in Xinjiang, an ethnically divided region in western China.
Amber Wang is involved in research from Beijing.