people’s congress

“High Voltage” Discipline for Cadres

With Bo Xilai disgraced just weeks before the 18th Party Congress decides China’s leadership for the next 10 years, government officials may be under unusually high pressure to keep a low profile. The Chinese blog AmazeNews...

Even In Minor Elections, Vote More Rigged than Ever

The New York Times’ Sharon LaFraniere reports on Qiao Mu, a professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University whose failed candidacy in a neighborhood People’s Congress election highlights the government’s...

One to One: Same Vote, Same Rights

Li Liang from Southern Weekend writes[CN] on possible changes and approaches to National People’s Congress representation as outlined in China’s Election Law. Presently, the Election Law stipulates that “the...

I Object – Zhu Ling/ESWN

Translated by ESWN: The following is an excerpt from the book I Object: The Road to Politics by a People’s Congress Member by Zhu Ling. The book is about former People’s Congress representative Yao Lifa, who is more commonly known among the citizens of Qianjiang as “Representative Yao.” The book is ‘banned’ by the General […]

Lawyers’ involvement in law making a new trial for legislature – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via SINA English: Compared with public hearings and opinion solicitation concerning law making in some Chinese cities, north China’s Tianjin has taken much bolder action by entrusting a local attorney association to draft a local law. The association is supposed to draft a local law entitled “Measures on Public Hearings of the Tianjin […]



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