npc 2011

Video: Longyan Dayue (龙颜大悦): Netizens’ View of the NPC

Longyan Dayue (龙颜大悦) is an online volunteer production group that puts together weekly mash-up videos to distribute online. In operation since June 2010, the group of over 300 volunteers has put together 39 videos. Their latest...

China’s Premier Again Calls for Political Reform

In the same speech during which he rejected analogies between unrest in the Arab world and the situation in China, Premier Wen Jiabao discussed the prospects for political reform in China: Wen, who has often been a lonely voice...

China Rejects Comparison with N. Africa Uprisings

At a press conference to close the annual NPC meetings, Premier Wen Jiabao rejected any comparisons between the situation in China and those in Tunisia and Egypt that led to popular revolutions there. From AP: Social stability...

China’s Leadership: Where Are the Women?

NBC News looks at the gender divide among China’s political elite: An initial glance at some facts and figures appears to underscore significant progress in gender equality—at least in the government sphere. Women today in...

Zheng Yuanjie: Zheng Yuanjie is Psychologically Unstable

Zheng Yuanjie (郑渊洁; born 1955) is known as the Chinese King of Fairy Tales. He wrote the following on his blog during the ongoing NPC meetings in Beijing (Translated by CDT): Zheng Yuanjie is psychologically unstable I am sixty-...

National People’s Congress Opens

A flurry of coverage has greeted the opening of the National People’s Congress. In a two-hour address, Wen Jiabao cited corruption and inflation as top priorities. From The Globe And Mail: The Communist Party of China...

China’s Defense Budget Draws Concern

An announcement ahead of the National People’s Congress about increases in China’s military budget has generated statements of concern from the Japanese government, the Wall Street Journal reports: The comments came...

Economy the Focus as Chinese Legislatures Convene

This weekend marks the opening of the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The New York Times reports that a consensus has not yet emerged about...

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