China: An International Journal

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, September

A Chinese Way of Democratisation?
Democracy is regarded as a worthy value by most Chinese people including the top leadership, yet in the last two decades, it seems that no progress has been made towards a democratic China. (1) The majority of Chinese people seem content with the current...
Administrative Monopoly, Market Economy and Social Justice: An Anatomy of the Taxi Monopoly in Beijing
From 1992, China began to focus its economic reforms on building a socialist market economy. China's constitution has been revised several times in order to meet the rapid changes in economic reform by including the concepts of rule-of-law, human rights,...
Alternative Property Systems for China
When Deng Xiaoping took over the leadership of the People's Republic of China in 1980, he changed the course of the nation. He replaced Mao Zedong's emphasis on equality with an emphasis on profits. Deng's favourite slogans included: "to get rich is...
Environmental Issues and Policy Priorities in China: A Content Analysis of Government Documents
The economic success generated by China's rapid growth has been soured by the accompanying environmental deterioration. Serious environmental problems faced by China include water and air pollution, garbage accumulation, biodiversity losses, deforestation,...
Facts about and Impacts of FDI on China and the World Economy
The largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) among all developing countries, China received a cumulative total of USD854 billion in FDI from 1979 to 2008 and benefitted tremendously from both tangible and intangible assets associated with...
Market and Migrants: Redefining China's Urban Social Welfare System
Social welfare incorporates social insurance for pensions and healthcare, public housing and personal social services and assistance. (1) The broader definition includes public services such as cultural, educational and health facilities; "selective...
Resources for China-ASEAN Relations
As a research institute based in Singapore, the EAI monitors developments in relations and interactions between China and the individual countries of Southeast Asia as well as the ASEAN grouping as a whole. This material is presented in the form of...
The Effects of China's Tourism Diplomacy and a "United Front"
Chinese tourism has been growing rapidly in tandem with China's economic development since the 1990s. The situation was such that domestic tourism could no longer satisfy demand, leading to a rise in outbound tourism, a much welcome boost to the economies...
"To Walk Out": Rural Parents' Views on Education
Each time that I boarded the second of two public long-distance buses that I took to my research site, I noticed how few seats were left unoccupied. The bus filled quickly with individuals and families carrying and transporting supplies and food from...
Two Chinese Commentators on the Slow Progress towards a Law on Religions
2010: The Legal Context In 1956, Liu Shaoqi, then President of China, said in his report to the National Congress of the Communist Party of China that the establishment of a complete legal system had become an absolute necessity. (1) But priorities...