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Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and by Czeslaw Tubilewicz

By Czeslaw Tubilewicz

Critical concerns in modern China: harmony, balance and Development comprehensively examines key difficulties the most important to realizing modern day China.

Organized round 3 interrelated issues of harmony, balance and improvement, each one bankruptcy explores exact concerns and debate their value for China regionally and for Beijing’s engagement with the broader global. whereas proposing contending explanatory ways, individuals increase arguments to extra severe dialogue on chosen themes.

Main concerns analysed comprise:

  • political change
  • military transformation
  • legal reforms
  • economic development
  • energy security
  • environmental degradation
  • food safeguard and safety
  • demographic trends
  • migration and urbanization
  • labour unrest
  • health and education
  • social inequalities
  • ethnic conflicts
  • Hong Kong’s integration
  • cross-Strait relations.

Given its thorough and updated evaluation of significant political, social and fiscal demanding situations dealing with China, this absolutely revised and considerably elevated re-creation is a necessary learn for any pupil of chinese language Studies.

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Most villages conducted two or three rounds of elections and 60 per cent of them formed their own villagers’ representative assemblies (Zhan 2001). As the 1998 law clarified and improved the processes of elections, decisionmaking and administrative arrangements, the villager committee decisively left the experimental stage and was institutionalised. 1 million committee members by the end of 2000 (Ministry of Civil Affairs 2001). The villager committee and its election process The villager committee is not part of the government structure.

Since 1989, this process has so far operated successfully and both Jiang and Hu have succeeded to the leadership without major social or political upheavals. In this section of the chapter, I discuss and evaluate this critical issue of leadership succession. The transfer of power The fact that the same party has been in power for more than 50 years may create a false sense of political stability and continuity in China. The official CCP history’s segmentation of the Party leadership into three generations also presents an oversimplified picture.

By the time the provisional legislation on villager committees was revised and finalised in 1998, about a quarter of Chinese counties participated in this political experiment. Most villages conducted two or three rounds of elections and 60 per cent of them formed their own villagers’ representative assemblies (Zhan 2001). As the 1998 law clarified and improved the processes of elections, decisionmaking and administrative arrangements, the villager committee decisively left the experimental stage and was institutionalised.

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