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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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4.4 The political initiation and implementation of economic reform

Xi Jinping announces start of “new era” for China

During the 19thParty Congress Xi Jinping declared China was entering a new era. The term reflects strengthening self-confidence it’s the country’s ability. This includes its economic ambitions to establish a strong, innovative and globally leading economy. In line with the ambition was the CCP’s declared goal of establishing a moderately prosperous society under socialism with Chinese characteristics.

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4.6 The role of government in the banking and financial systems

People’s Bank of China cuts reserve requirement ratio

Banks who meet certain requirements will have their reserve requirement cut from 20 to 15 percent. In reality almost all banks qualify.

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The deposit requirement on currency forwards was removed

In order to cap the yuan’s strength, the central bank lifted the reserve requirements on currency trades.

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Mixed rules for investment

Outbound investment into gambling and entertainment industries will be banned, property investments restricted, while investment related to the Belt and Road Initiative will be encouraged. At the same time foreign direct investment into the country will be encouraged.

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Trust companies will soon be able to underwrite nonfinancial corporate bonds

The underwriting business was previously almost completely dominated by state owned enterprises.

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Small businesses financial difficulties to be alleviated

The State Council announced they have taken several measures to make banks’ lending to SMEs cheaper. Interest derived from loans to SMEs will be VAT free until 2019, loans to SMEs will be subject to lower tax and banks that lend to SMEs will be subject to lower reserve requirements.

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5.1 Political control and “social management”

New literature

New study in Science magazine gives merit to China’s previous One-Child policy.

5.6 The media and public opinion

Cyberspace Administration of China issues "Security Assessment and Management Regulations concerning New Technologies and New Applications in Internet News Information Service"

On October 30, 2017, China’s top cyberspace regulator published new regulations mandating a security assessment for new technology-based information products or applications, screening them, among others, for their potential to shape public opinion and mobilize the population. The regulations came into effect on December 1, 2017.

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6.11 Environmental policy: Curtailing urban air pollution

Environmental protection at the 19th Party Congress

Xi Jinping announced new regulatory agencies to manage state-owned natural resources. Besides that, the CCP charter puts more emphasis on environmental protection: “raise awareness that lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets” was added to it.

2.10.1 Regulation and law-making

Codification of National Anthem Law

On September 1, the Standing Committee of the NPC approved the National Anthem Law. The NPC Standing Committee further extended the law to Hong Kong in November.

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