bureaucracy

Family Planning Reform: “Two-Child Policy”?

Amid a worsening demographic dilemma, there have been rumors that China’s new leadership might reform the controversial one-child policy. Bloomberg looks at a significant change being considered for vexed family planning...

One Child Policy – Is Reform Gaining Momentum?

The reorganization of the Population and Family Planning Commission, and its merger with the Ministry of Health as part of a broader restructuring to streamline China’s bureaucracy, has raised expectations that Xi...

Pollution Solutions Succumb to Infighting

Pollution in China has reached heights forcing officials to acknowledge “ecological progress” as essential for both the nation’s well-being and their own political legitimacy. While forming policy to help clean...

Who Benefits From Railway Ministry Spin-off?

The State Council announced plans earlier this month to break up the Ministry of Railways as part of a broader restructuring of China’s massive bureaucracy, with a new commercial entity called China Railway Co. assuming...

Will New Government Reform One-Child Policy?

While demographers claim that the reorganization of China’s Population and Family Planning Commission will not change the controversial one-child policy, Caijing reports that the new government is expected to amend the...

Masters of Subservience: China’s ‘Bureaucracy Lit’

At The New York Times, NPR’s Louisa Lim examines China’s popular ‘bureaucracy lit’, focusing on former official Wang Xiaofang’s Civil Servant’s Notebook. The genre has recently attracted increased...

Reform Rumors Surround China’s Intelligence Service

Amid rumors of a restructuring of China’s bureaucracy under the leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang, the Jamestown Foundation’s Peter Mattis assesses the implications of a potential shakeup of the Ministry of...

Shanghai Gay Club Hits Difficulties

A gay megaclub which opened in Shanghai earlier this summer has been forced to close, but accounts differ over whether this is due to discrimination, conspiring competitors or fire regulations and other licensing issues....

Wang Xiaofang Exposes World of Chinese Bureaucracy

Author Wang Xiaofang has written a novel about corruption and the inner workings of Chinese bureaucracy that is not so loosely based on his experience working as secretary to Ma Xiangdong, deputy mayor of Shenyang who was...

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