The dismissal and expulsion of Xinjiang Daily editor Zhao Xinwei last month marked the first...
Nov 20, 2012
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...
Aug 16, 2012
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...
Nov 1, 2007
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
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 […]
Mar 3, 2007
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 […]
Jan 3, 2007
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 […]
Oct 31, 2006
…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 […]
Oct 12, 2006
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...
CDT in the News
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- RadarOnline – China Unleashes ‘Comment Flooding’ To Tamp Down Social Chatter From Locked Down City
- WION – Covid lockdown: China censuring people’s pleas on social media amid food and medicine shortages