Tag: Civil society

Education policy in China

Written by W. John Morgan. In June 1981, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party stated that: ‘The “cultural revolution”, May 1966 to October 1976, was responsible for the most severe setback and the heaviest losses suffered by the Party, the State, and the People since the […]

Citizens and Pollution in China: Between Citizen-science, Rational Resistance and “Resigned Activism”

Written by Anna Lora-Wainwright. China’s pollution—whether it is Beijing’s airpocalypse, “cancer villages”, controversial PX plants, recent explosions in Tianjin or a plethora of other accidents and routine contamination—rarely avoids public scrutiny. The Environmental Justice Atlas, with which I am involved in covering Chinese cases, has made considerable headway […]

Youth Will be Served

Written by Paul R. Katz. The 2016 Taiwan elections may bear witness to a story bigger than DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s impending victory, and perhaps the DPP’s winning control over the Legislative Yuan (which would mark the first time since 1949 a non-KMT party will have taken […]

China’s hukou urbanisation

Written by Monika Chansoria. The rising urban-rural divide has become a serious socio-political challenge for the Chinese government. In an attempt to confront this mounting problem, the Chinese leadership has focused on an “urbanisation campaign” to boosting domestic demand whilst also creating jobs. With the challenge of having […]