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Reflections on a Decade of the Belt and Road Initiative

This week, China hosts its third Belt and Road Summit to mark ten years since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Representatives from over 140 countries are expected to meet in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday, in...

China White Paper Criticizes U.S. Asia Pivot

Just days after U.S. secretary of state John Kerry wrapped up his first official visit to Beijing, China’s defense ministry accused the U.S. of exacerbating tensions in the Asia-Pacific by increasing its military presence...

Is New Judicial Whitepaper Mere Whitewash?

China released its 2012 “White Paper on Judicial Reform” last week, in which it traces the history of and re-positions the government’s goals for reform. China Daily published the full text of the paper: As...

Laws on Paper vs. Law in Practice

A State Council white paper on China’s legal system raised eyebrows last month by proclaiming the country’s “comparatively complete legal system to protect human rights”. Stanley Lubman looks at topics...

Human Flesh Search Engines’ “Identity Crisis”

Outlook Magazine (瞭望) covers the conflicting views of China’s human flesh search engines, or the use of Internet searches to monitor or expose individuals. Translated by CDT: At the end of May, “Zhejiang...

West ‘Uses Tibet to Attack China’

China has released a white paper that defends its 50 year rule in Tibet. From BBC: Chinese rule in Tibet had overthrown “the feudal serfdom system” and liberated about one million serfs and slaves, the paper said,...

China Vows to Develop Clean Energies – AP

Following the Bali conference on climate change, China has issued its first ever white paper on energy policy, in which the government pledges to develop renewable energy sources, yet fails to agree to binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions. From AP: In a report on its energy plans, the government announced no new initiatives but […]

One-Party Dictatorship - Frank Ching

From The Korea Times: China’s release of a white paper on the country’s political party system purports to show that it has a system of “multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.” This, presumably, is meant in part at least to counter criticism that China is nothing but […]

Paper calls to protect environment – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency via China Daily: China published on Monday a white paper on environmental protection, illustrating the government’s persistent efforts in this field in the past decade. The white paper also says that the situation of environmental protection in the country is still “grave”. The 45-page white paper, the second of its kind […]

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