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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2.11.6 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.
The 21st session of the NPC Standing Committee heard and approved revisions the 2015 final account of the Central Government submitted by the State Council. This is the sixth year since the Central Government first published its annual final account.
2.11.1 Party control over the judicial and police systems
The General Office of the Central Committee of the CCP and the General Office of the State Council issued rules that aim to ensure the achievement of high efficiency of the judicial system and protection of judges by highlighting their personal safety, proprietary interests, independence from administrative interference, immunity from external influence such as petitioning visits or any other administrative chores that are not related to their professional activities.