who's who within China

  • Mark7773

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    Where does the sentence come from? We need context.
    The 'Quad' is on the rise in Asia-Pacific: Game theory has a prediction about its future

    I got the the sentence from CNBC website.

    A lack of real visibility on Beijing's inner workings is what makes some policy experts dubious about the model's forecast.

    "When I was in the White House, we could have told you who's who within China," said Michael Green, who worked for the U.S. National Security Council during the administration of George W. Bush. "It's much more opaque now."

    Green suspects there's less debate within China now than there was before Xi came to power, and "people are afraid to give him bad news." Xi has a dominant position over the Standing Committee of the Politburo, Green pointed out, and he's the only civilian leader on the Central Military Commission. "It's very hard for the foreign minister to compete with him on grand strategy," he said.