On the last day of the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China's state news agency Xinhua published a report that dissects how the members of the elite party bodies were selected.
The report, whilst unconfirmed, gives an insight into how the CCP views party politics today.
According to the report released by Xinhua, CCP leader, Xi Jinping, sent inspection teams across China to scout for suitable candidates for the Central Committee and Politburo members.
One of the main criteria for selection was whether the candidates "were able to fight and [are] good at fighting".
It is unknown what the criteria meant by "fighting" referred to.
The secretive nature of the selection process meant that for weeks leading up to the announcement, speculation had been rife on why certain members had been chosen, particularly because the party had upheld its reputation of being an organisation rooted in secrecy.
The reporting varies between sources, some focusing on the vague nature of the criteria that was outlined.
The New Statesman article suggests it is unclear precisely what this entails; "fighting" against what?
While others, namely The Guardian, drew attention to the priority placed on promoting "political loyalty" in the selection process.
The context of heightened political tension between China and many other countries only intensifies the uncertainty around what this criteria is actually referring to.
This is particularly true given the Chinese Government's commitment to its own political strength, which could be exerted internally or externally.
Regardless, the new line-up signifies a significant shift in China's direction and the focus has moved to the question of how this change will shape China's future.