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2000: NPC — Village is Not a Level of PRC Government

When I read about villages and governance in China, I sometimes see statements in western publications that the villages either is or is not not the lowest level of government in the PRC. In the 2005 book 《中华人民共和国政治制度》[The Political System … Continue reading

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A PLA Perspective on Civil Service Compensation and Military Retirement Options

Anonymous articles, apparently written from the perspective of a serving PLA officer on changes in the PRC civil service system, especially outside the capital, where the local authorities have the authority to set additional bonuses that can be set for … Continue reading

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Han Gang: Restoring the True Hua Guofeng to History

Revisionism was a curse word thrown around during China’s Cultural Revolution. Views of history are constantly being revised to fit the needs of what a new generation wants to know, to meet the needs of a new group of leaders … Continue reading

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Secretary Xi: China’s Determination to Achieve Still Greater Openness will not Change

[Chinese Communist Party ideological journal] Seeking Truth commentator: China’s Determination to Achieve Still Greater Openness will not Change Source:Seeking Truth Network 求是网 Author:Seeking Truth Net Commentator 2021-11-06 10:42:10 http://www.qstheory.cn/wp/2021-11/06/c_1128037461.htm   On the evening of November 4, 2021, General Secretary Xi Jinping … Continue reading

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2013: Full Text — Qin Hui on Holding Government Accountable and the Road to Constitutionalism — Now Banned Tianze Economic Thinktank 464th Biweekly Seminar

I just found the full text of Qin Hui’s presentation on the Independent Chinese PEN Center website. My translation of the full text I have now posted below above the excerpt I found a few days ago on the PRC … Continue reading

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2016: Qin Hui on 20th Century Democratic Transformations: Successes and Failures

I just came across on Baidu this transcript of a talk by fomer Tsinghua University History Professor Qin Hui. Now Qin Hui is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Qin Hui: Embracing Democracy – Revelation of … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times: Party Propaganda Reaching for New Heights of Absurdity

China’s real achievements in lifting great numbers of its people out of poverty are still accompanied by bodyguards of lies. It makes me wonder why China’s Communist Party could be surprised at how little credibility it has both within China … Continue reading

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Basic Cell of First-half PRC Economic and Political Organization: The Work Unit

The unit or work unit (gongzuo danwei 工作单位) was a key feature of the first half of the PRC’s history although it faded away after the Second Founding of the PRC led by Hua Guofeng, Deng Xiaoping and others. One … Continue reading

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Xu Yongyue on Early 90’s PRC Party Power Struggles

A few days ago, I ran across this unsigned Radio Free Asia commentary that quoted anonymous Chinese Communist Party insiders. Anonymous commentaries, while common on social media, are less common in mainstream media that Radio Free Asia would model itself … Continue reading

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Job Description: Chinese Communist Party United Front Work Department

The role of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee in foreign affairs work was adjusted in 2018 to give it the leadership and coordination role of Communist Party and PRC state work in contacting … Continue reading

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