A Chinese communist leader attends a class at a communist party school in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province

 
A Chinese communist leader attends a class at a communist party school in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province
A Chinese communist leader attends a class at a communist party school called China's Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan, in Jiangxi province, September 20, 2012. With China's economy slowing and public scrutiny of officials on the rise via social media, the party is likely to endorse deepening its training push when Hu passes the baton to new leaders at the 18th Party Congress, which is expected to be held as early as next month. China's cadre training system is run out of academies across the country, some focusing on practical aspects of 21st century communism such as handling the media and management skills, including role-play scenarios on how to manage a variety of crises from mass protests to train crashes. Picture taken September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria