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...
Mar 24, 2018
China’s constitution was amended earlier this month after the National People’s...
Oct 29, 2017
The Guardian’s Tom Phillips reports that two Chinese universities have set up departments...
Oct 25, 2017
Wednesday marked the beginning of Xi Jinping’s second term as China’s top leader, and...
Oct 19, 2017
Xi Jinping has now been in charge of the Party and state for five years. While Xi’s presumed...
Oct 15, 2017
On October 18th, China’s ruling Communist Party will begin its 19th Party Congress–a...
Sep 19, 2017
As state media and Party officials kick their adoration of President Xi Jinping into overdrive...
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
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 […]
CDT in the News
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- News.com.au – China’s Covid zero policy is floundering against Omicron
- The Wire China – Open Source
- PBS Newshour – Examining the human toll of China’s stringent COVID policy
- Wainao – Hu Xijin’s retirement, the future after the “flattering era”