This year marks the start of China’s 12th Five-Year Guideline period. How to start the year is of crucial importance, because it will set the direction of the country during the following five years. The Recommendations for the 12th Five-Year Guideline, published recently, has used the phrase of “assaulting fortified positions” to summarize the work [...]
To what extent should ordinary people decide the guilt and punishment of alleged criminals? Is criminal justice too serious to be left to career judges? Trial by a jury of one's peers is one of the most fundamental rights of citizens of the common law world, including Hong Kong. In the words of the United [...]
My blood ran cold when I read about how China is tracking and detaining foreign journalists. (The New York Times, "China Tracks Foreign Journalists," March 6). Back in May and June of 1989, I was in Beijing as an American correspondent for BusinessWeek, and I can clearly recall the emotions. I felt exhilaration when Chinese [...]
Relax, America. Chinese math whizzes and Indian engineers aren't stealing your kids' future. Anybody seeking signs of American decline in the early 21st century need look no further, it would seem, than the latest international educational testing results. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) — the most-watched international measure in the field — found [...]
At the starting year of the 12th Five-Year Guideline, let us look back to the last Five-Year Guideline which was intended to promote institution advancement, sustainable society and so on, and see the challenges we are still facing now.
China’s economic rising brings unprecedented attention around the world, and “two sessions” are no exception. This article briefs the fundamental elements of NPC, unveils the political institution that still bewilders many foreigners.
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