Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Yu Jianrong (于建嵘), a rural sociologist known for his...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 24, 2013
The depth of President Xi Jinping’s commitment to reform has come under scrutiny since he took power in March. But in recent comments on an inspection tour of Hubei, he spoke about the need for far-reaching reforms in...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 12, 2012
So far at the 18th Party Congress, observers have found few signs that point to substantial political reforms under the new leadership. But while Chinese political insiders debate the merits of reforming the system from the top,...
by dwang | Jun 27, 2009
The Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress, China’s top legislative body, closed its ninth session on Saturday. The Standing Committee approved several new laws, including one on handling rural...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 20, 2008
In the Times, Rosemary Righter writes about the recent reforms in land ownership and puts them in the context of the recent economic slowdown: The communist leadership has been tiptoeing towards more enlightened policies for...
by Priscilla Jiao | Oct 12, 2008
The four-day meeting of the Party’s Central Committee was aimed to thrash out policies in an effort to tackle economic instabilities. Reuters reports: “The most important thing is to handle our country’s own...
China Vows to Facilitate Stable Development of Agriculture, Sustained Income Growth for Farmers – Xinhua
by Sophie Beach | Dec 24, 2007
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by Wu Nan | Oct 23, 2007
“If they force us out of our homes, we’ll beat them up. Like peasant rebels in history, there’s nothing else we can do. With sticks and bars, we’ll lock them in the house and beat them to death. Then...
by Liu Yong | Oct 21, 2007
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