The State Council Information Office on Sunday published the white paper “Fighting COVID-19: China’s Action,” a glowing account of the government response to the novel coronavirus outbreak that also defends against criticism...
Sep 30, 2016
The State Council Information Office this week released the “National Human Rights Action...
Apr 16, 2013
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...
Oct 15, 2012
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...
Nov 22, 2011
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...
Aug 4, 2011
China’s Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry criticized Japan’s 2011 defense white paper, calling it “irresponsible.” From Reuters: Foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu obliquely warned Tokyo not to...
Jun 25, 2010
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...
Mar 2, 2009
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,...
Dec 26, 2007
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 […]
Nov 23, 2007
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 […]
State Council White Paper Emphasizes Importance of Political Consultation Under Party Control – Carl Minzner
Nov 16, 2007
From The Chinese Law and Politics Blog: The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the Chinese political party system on November 15, according to a Xinhua article issued on the same date (English, Chinese). The white paper emphasizes the dominant role of the Communist Party in the Chinese political system, […]
Jun 5, 2006
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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- The Diplomat – China’s Censors Aim to Contain Dissent During Harsh COVID-19 Lockdowns
- The Washington Post – China shuts down talk of covid hardship; users strike back