Unrestrained and outspoken Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) members often outshine National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies when both meet annually in their national sessions. For their greater freedom in political and social life, many CPPCC members have become known for their outspokenness. On March 3, 2012, the 11th CPPCC Committee started its [...]
Say the word “Congress” to almost any sentient American these days, and prepare for a response combining harshly negative evaluation and abysmally low expectations. Say “National People’s Congress” (NPC) and prepare for incomprehension. Say “Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference” (CPPCC) – no, don’t bother. But even among American observers who do follow the famous “Two [...]
Neoconservatism: Will It Be a Third Option After Leftism and Rightism? After more than 30 years of reform and opening-up, China has come to the deep end of social transition. How it will overcome this predicament has become an issue arousing attention and concern. One notable fact proving the intensification of contradictions and predicaments during [...]
The political development of Middle East and Central Asia (MECA) went through the whole 20th century. Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War, the core area of the Islamic world represented by MECA was in complete control by the powers outside the area. There were power struggle and development of [...]
The NPC Standing Committee has recently examined the “Revision to Criminal Procedural Law (Draft)”. This has started the third amendment (second revision) of the “Criminal Procedural Law” of New China, and is the third leap forward in human rights protection in China’s criminal proceedings. What is Criminal Procedural Law? It is not merely a methodology [...]
American Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to China last week provided a glimpse of a critical juncture in Sino-American relations, which, if not properly handled, may unravel the international economic order put in place under U.S. stewardship that has worked well to benefit the world as a whole for the past half a century. Biden [...]
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