Legal scholar Zhang Xuezhong, 43, was briefly detained in Shanghai after writing an open letter on WeChat addressed to delegates of the National People’s Congress, which is set to meet at the end of this month after...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 25, 2017
Wednesday marked the beginning of Xi Jinping’s second term as China’s top leader, and...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 19, 2017
Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed...
by Liu Yong | Sep 18, 2007
From Xinhua: The Communist Party of China (CPC) is going to amend the Party Constitution in its upcoming 17th national congress scheduled for Oct. 15, to “reflect” “the scientific concept of development” and other major theoretical developments, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee on Monday. The Political Bureau […]
China’s Quest for Political Reform: Inner Party Democracy or Constitutional Democracy? – Liu Junning
by Liu Yong | Jun 23, 2007
From China Elections and Governance: The “inner-party democracy theory”, which advocates substituting general political democracy with inner-party democracy, is one of the political reform paths that attract most followers. One should not be overly optimistic if inner-party democracy is set as the priority goal of Chinese political reform, but any attempt towards constitutional democracy other […]
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- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods