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The Political System of the People's Republic of China

Deng Xiaoping's introduction of reform and opening-up policies, as well as the economic revival, awakened hope in the West for the democratization of China. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it seemed only a matter of time before a similar fate overtook the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

But to this day the PRC has not only seen a period of immense economic growth but also set related political reforms into motion, seemly without weakening the CCP's position of power

In a few short articles, Chinaorbit.com introduces China's political system as well as political developments in the PRC.

Chinese Communist Party

Chinese Communist Party

According to article 57 of the 1983 constitution, which despite numerous revisions is still in effect, the National People's Congress is the highest organ of government in the People's Republic of China. But in fact the communist party is the ruling party in China. Read more...

Reform and Opening-Up Policy in China

Reform and Opening-Up Policy in China

After the death of Mao Zedong, China introduced an alteration in the economic system and launched a reform program. Just as abolishing the people's communes, readmittance of family-oriented agriculture, and limited introduction of prices and markets initially outlined China's economic course Read more...

Chinese Army

Chinese Army

The People's Republic of China has a military, which is not at all a politically neutral army like in liberal democracies. Army leadership and politics are tightly intertwined; this condition started back in the times of the Chinese Civil War, before the proclamation of the PRC, and when the CCP was in principal identical to the army. Read more...

Confucianism and Democracy

Confucianism and Democracy

Cultural theorists see a direct relationship between religious-cultural traditions, such as confucianism and democracy, and their influence on a particular federal constitution. The principal representative of the case that confucianism and democracy cannot be unified with one another is Samuel P. Huntington, who even establishes a connection between western Christianity and modern democracy. Read more...

Chinas Position in Reforming the UN Security Council

Chinas Position in Reforming the UN Security Council

As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China has veto power, so its position in the reform process plays a large role in Germany’s endeavor to obtain a permanent seat on the Council. Read more...

China's adopting regulations

China's Changing Adoption Regulations

China's "one child" policy is infamous in the Western world. Introduced in 1979 as a short-term measure, it was originally intended to help the Chinese work towards a voluntary small-family culture. The regulation was only strictly enforced with a minority of the population... Read more...

EU-China Relations

EU-China Relations

The European Union (EU) was mainly created with the goal of preventing another World War. In 1950 the European Coal and Steel Community was founded. This organization, which paved the way to the establishment of the EU, was set up to link economics with politics in order to guarantee a stable and peaceful Europe. Read more...

A Hump on the Road- Escalating Economic Crises?

A Hump on the Road- Escalating Economic Crises?

In January 2008 the prices of stocks have fallen drammatically in many Asian and European stock exchanges. But in a split second afterwards, the markets have seen an immediate but small rise again, but not to a considerable extent. Read more...