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How Chinese Reform Is Confounding Critics

Rebecca Liao | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Rebecca Liao

HONG KONG -- In China, the fundamental political relationship is not between the individual and the state, but between the local governments and Beijing.

China's Experiment with Democracy

ChinaFile | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
ChinaFile

If we compare electoral competitive democracy with deliberative democracy, the former undermines one-party domination, so the [Chinese Communist] Party is afraid of it. But deliberative democracy lets people add their voices to concrete policies, which makes government more responsible and accountable, without challenging the CCP. That is one of the fundamental reasons the 18th Party Congress emphasized that deliberative democracy is important for China. It involves people in the decision making process but does not change the power structure.

If You Are Not Married By 25, You Are A 'Leftover Woman' In China

ChinaFile | Mei Fong, Leta Hong Fincher | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

A Q&A with Leta Hong Fincher, Author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China" MEI FONG, LETA HONG FINCHER 04.23.14 Mei ...