By Jose Bernardo Reyes Facio
BEIJING, March 15th – Political fortunes can rise and fall pretty fast. Wouldn’t it be nice if those politicians could get a heads up before any misfortune befell them? 624 more words
More than 20,000 scholars involved in country’s biggest publication project
By Stephen Chen
South China Morning Post
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:16pm
Chinese Academy of Sciences president Bai Chunli says the new encyclopaedia will strengthen the core values of socialism. 747 more words
The first time I met my friend, we were in Minnesota and she told me about her beautiful home in downtown Shanghai. It was in a historical district, was not far from the Bund, and was in a pre-revolution architectural style now hard to find in much of China. 451 more words
Written by Scott N. Romaniuk & Shih-Yueh Yang.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) comprehensive counterterrorism law that came into effect at the turn of 2016 brought with it waves of criticism from human rights activists, proponents of fundamental rights and freedoms, and liberal states around the world. 1,912 more words
Written by Jane Duckett
Since the early 21st century, the Chinese Party-state has significantly extended its rural social provision. From 2002 it abolished agricultural taxes and adopted several key social programmes — new rural cooperative medical schemes (NRCMS), means-tested rural poverty assistance (rural ‘dibao’), and rural pensions. 766 more words
Written by Qin Gao.
China currently has the world’s largest social assistance program, the ‘Dibao,’ or Minimum Livelihood Guarantee. My new book, Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China… 1,074 more words