The Chinese government is one of the most important actors in international affairs today. China’s global economic and diplomatic presence is challenging the earlier dominance by the Western powers. To thoroughly understand how the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has grown in power requires a careful analysis of its political system. What contribution has the political system and government activity made in respect to China’s economic transformation? What consequences will the economic modernisation and world-economic integration have on the political system? Is the political system able to adapt to changing economic, technological, and international conditions? Which potentials and risks will shape the mid-term development of the political system?
The book offers a differentiated understanding of the conditions, potentials and risks of the political development in China. It is based on a comprehensive of analysis of Chinese resources and gives readers the most current overview of international China research.
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2.9 The cadre system and public administration
The CCP issues document on preventing cadres from “being promoted while being ill (corrupt)” (关于防止干部“带病提拔”的意见). Accountability of cadres and their supervision receives major attention in Chinese media in August.
2.10.1 Regulation and law-making
The SCNPC reviewed a draft bill of the Act on the Protection of Marine Environment, which lifted the ban on a maximum limit of administrative sanction amounting to CNY 300,000. Instead, whoever causes serious marine pollution will pay a fine in terms of the actual direct losses/damages.
2.11.6 Criminal law and the penal system
Zhou Qiang, President of the Supreme People’s Court, delivered a report to the SCNPC concerning pilot projects of meting out mitigated sanctions based on an act of confession of crimes in 18 major cities of the country.
2.8 Public finance
2.6.1 Hong Kong’s economic role
2.1.2 Ideology and legitimation in transition
2.3.1 Party organization and party membership
The plan, as laid out in the state news media, demands not only to shrink the CYL’s central leadership and downsize the bureaucracies. It also urges the CYL to return to its mission to mobilize the young Chinese at the grassroots level and to guide their ideological development. In the last years the CYL has repeatedly come under fire over corruption scandals, bureaucracy, and inefficiency. In an inspection report within the party the CYL has been criticized as too “aristocratic” and “recreational”.
2.10 Legislation, the People’s Congresses, and the Political Consultative Conferences
The 21st session of the NPC Standing Committee promulgated revisions of six legal statutes including the Act on Saving Energies, the Act of Water, and the Act of Evaluating Environmental Impacts.