intra-Party democracy

Party Elders Block Reform Candidates: Report

When the new Standing Committee was announced last week, many people expressed surprised that two reform-minded politicians, Wang Yang and Li Yuanchao, didn’t make the cut. Xinhua reported after the 18th Party Congress...

The History of Seaside Secrecy at Beidaihe

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon reported today that the heavily-securitized meetings in which China’s highest-level officials are suspected to have determined who will soon take the reins of CCP power have...

CPC Official Expounds Intra-Party Democracy – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily: Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), released an article in Thursday’s People’s Daily on how to push forward intra-Party democracy and strengthen Party unity. The article says intra-Party democracy is the lifeblood of the CPC. The development course […]

China’s Quest for Political Reform: Inner Party Democracy or Constitutional Democracy? – Liu Junning

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 […]

Zeng Challenges Party with Call for Democracy – The Standard

From The Standard (Hong Kong): The ruling Communist Party needs greater debate and “inner-party democracy” to improve the way it governs the country, Vice President Zeng Qinghong said.Speaking ahead of the party’s 17th congress to be held this year, Zeng was quoted by state media Friday as saying party members should not be afraid to […]

Outlook For China’s Major Events in 2007 – xinhua

From xinhua via People’s Daily: A rundown of the major events in China shows 2007 will be extremely busy, productive and crucial for the country’s reforms and development. The year will feature the continued evolution of the government and the turning of a new page for the Communist Party of China. 17th National Congress of […]

The (Internally) Collected Quotations Of Chen Liangyu

…I cannot imagine that in fifteen years, I could manage not to ever visit the adoptive mother who reared me from a young age. Or that after becoming the supreme leader of the country, that I would not go in person to sweep the graves of my own father and mother, and instead would have […]

Hu cautious over political reform – Chris Buckley

From Reuters, via CNN.com: Alarmed by stubborn corruption and public unrest, China’s President Hu Jintao is steering the ruling Communist Party to reforms that will make officials more answerable. But he has resisted calls...

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