Perhaps the most significant improvement within the Chinese Communist Party over the last three of decades has been more emphasis on the selection and promotion of officials with above average intellectual ability, especially at the higher levels of government.
The indisputable fact is that the “ROC constitution” is a one China constitution. Promulgated in Nanking in 1947, the constitution legally establishes both Taiwan and the mainland as parts of one China.
As the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China draws near, China’s democratic process will once again draw significant attention. Gao Xinmin argues that inner-Party democracy has become a key feature exemplifying both the development of the Communist Party of China and the advancement of democratic politics in China as a whole.
After months of uncertainty, the date of China’s 18th Communist Party Congress has been set for November 8th. However, not much else is known about the internal workings surrounding the 18th Communist Party Congress. By examining the backgrounds of the party officials expected to ascend to the Politburo Standing Committee, one can infer how they may lead China for the next ten years.