To what extent is it accurate to describe Chinas leadership selection processes as meritocratic?

Read two readings and write an essay around 550 words, it’s not hard, just please read all readings and answer all the questions. No quotes needed, no format required. To what extent is it accurate to describe Chinas leadership selection processes as meritocratic? Consider Cheng Lis discussion of factionalism (Leadership Politics in the Xi Jinping Era) and Osnos profile of Xi Jinping (Born Red) in answering this question.