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China's Political System

韩博天/主编

Rowman & Littlefield 出版社 2016.12

       中国已经上升为国际政治中最重要的成员之一。要想理解中国崛起,必须对其政治体制进行详细研究。究竟中国的政治体制对经济转型起了多大作用?经济现代化和融入世界经济对中国政治体制带来何种变化?在当今经济、技术、社会和国际大环境不断变化的时代,这种体制是否具有适应能力?

        本书由墨卡托中国研究中心总裁韩博天主编和主笔,15位研究人员共同撰写,历时两年,参阅了大量的中文文献和国际上最新的中国研究成果,力图从不同角度阐析中国政治发展的前提、潜力和风险。

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4.6 The role of government in the banking and financial systems

The State Council’s annual work report identified financial de-risking as a major task for 2018

Three main tasks were included in the report. One of them: “Preventing major risks (in the financial system)”.

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2.12 The military and politics

New CMC regulation establishes full-time inspection teams for the PLA

In a continuation of Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, a new military regulation issued on January 16 announced that senior Party members inside the PLA, with the rank of military corps leader and above, will be overseen by full-time inspection teams. These teams are expected to “expose flaws and weaknesses concerning Party leadership, the management of Party organizations, and the implementation of discipline within the armed forces.”

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People’s Armed Police brought under sole control of the CMC

On December 27, shortly after the conclusion of the CCP’s 19th Party Congress, the Chinese government announced that it would bring the People’s Armed Police (PAP) under the direct control of the Central Military Commission (CMC) from January 1, 2018. Previously, the PAP reported to both the CMC and the State Council.

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6.11 Environmental policy: Curtailing urban air pollution

New environmental protection laws went into effect

Environmental protection tax, water pollution prevention and control law and the compensation reform plan on ecological and environmental damage.

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Implementation of nation-wide emissions trading scheme started

The NDRC announced the introduction of quotas in the power generation sector.  

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2.7 Local governments at the county, township, and village levels

Document calls for establishment of village affairs supervision commissions

On December 4, 2017, the General Office of the Central Committee of the CCP and the General Office of the State Council issued a joint document calling for the establishment of village affairs supervision commissions. The commissions, which are to consist of three to five people, are to oversee the work of village-level governments, including, among others, decision-making, financial matters, and implementation, with the intent to curb corruption and improve governance at the village level.

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6.16 Internet security: National IT independence and China’s cyber policy

China emphasizes cyber-sovereignty at World Internet Conference

At the annual World Internet Conference, which started in Wuzhen on December 3, Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Huning defended China’s vision of cyber-sovereignty and announced that China is ready to develop new internet governance systems that will “serve all parties and counteract current imbalances”.

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2.5 Provincial- and municipal-level governments

Beijing launches mass eviction of migrant workers

After fires in parts of Beijing on November 18, government authorities launched a 40-day-campaign to demolish unauthorized housing and evict migrant workers without a Beijing resident permit from the city. As part of its urbanization plans, the central government has promised to extend 100 million urban residence permits to rural migrants until 2020, but it wants them to channel migration towards smaller cities rather than places such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong, where it is impossible for most migrants to meet the conditions to obtain an official residence permit. The ruthlessness of the forced evictions and the term used in official documents to refer to migrant workers – “low-end population” (低端人口) – has caused many Beijing residents and members of the middle class to speak out against the move.

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2.6 Special Administrative Regions: Hong Kong and Macau

National People’s Congress extends law on national anthem to Hong Kong

A law passed in September 2017 mandating prison sentences for those “disrespecting” the Chinese national anthem is now included in the annex of Hong Kong’s basic law. The move has caused backlash in the Special Administrative Region, where many view it as another sign of Beijing’s heightened intervention.

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2.8 Public finance

China's debt is growing at a faster pace despite years of efforts to contain it

Debt in the real estate sector skyrocketed over the last five years, followed by debt in the industrial sector. China's central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, warned that relatively high corporate debt and the fast-growing household lending could aggravate debt levels in China. Chinese firms’ debt level has been climbing to a record-high. At the end of September, it grew at the fastest pace in four years.

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