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  • "Patriots governing Hong Kong" an irresistible trend

    The decision of the National People's Congress (NPC), the top legislature of China, to improve the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has won wide support from the 1.4 billion Chinese people, including Hong Kong compatriots.

    However, a very few countries in the west recently issued statements to smear the NPC decision, which trampled on international laws and basic norms governing international relations and came as blatant interference in China's internal affairs.

  • 2020 China Journal: What happened in the country this year?(1)

    2020 has been a tough year. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has swept the whole world and has wreaked havoc in every aspect of our lives, has brought negativity and great loss to us all. Out of sorrow and difficulties grow miracles and hope. Though China was struck heavily by the virus during its early stage, with great efforts made by the selfless public and efficient government, the pandemic is now under control. What happened in China during the pandemic? How did the pandemic affect Chinese people’s lives? What is the secret behind China’s success to curb the spread of COVID-19? From our 2020 journal, you may find the answers.

  • A look at China's democracy, rule of law at "two sessions"

    -- "One of the great misunderstandings is that China is not a democracy," said Mario Cavolo, an Italian-American writer and commentator.

    -- "The whole-process democracy is a hallmark of socialist democracy that distinguishes it from various capitalist democratic systems," senior lawmaker Wang Chen said.

    -- China aims to develop a system of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, and this system will take shape over the next five years.

  • China adopts decision to improve Hong Kong electoral system

    The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Thursday adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    The decision was passed by an overwhelming majority vote at the fourth session of the 13th NPC.

    The decision is another major step taken by the state to improve the HKSAR's legal and political systems since the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR was adopted in June 2020.

  • China amends Basic Law annexes to improve Hong Kong's electoral system

    -- The amended annexes were passed at China's top legislature with a unanimous vote.

    -- "A democratic electoral system suiting Hong Kong's legal status and reality has taken shape as a result of the amendments," top legislator says.

    -- The overall design of the system is centered around restructuring and empowering the Election Committee.

    -- Staunch support has been expressed by Hong Kong residents.

  • China reaffirms defensive nature of its national defense policy in newly revised law

    China has reaffirmed the defensive nature of its national defense policy as its top legislative body adopted new revisions to the National Defense Law, renewing tasks and goals as well as cementing policies.

    According to an official working for the legislative bureau under China's Central Military Commission (CMC), the newly revised defense bill explicitly states that China follows a defensive national defense policy and will actively promote international military communication and cooperation, showing its anti-war and peace-loving beliefs.

  • China's foreign trade continues gaining momentum in spring of 2021

    China's total value of foreign trade in goods in the first two months of 2021 reached 5.44 trillion yuan ($836.1 billion), up 32.2 percent year on year. In particular, the country's exports registered a remarkable 50.1-percent growth rate from the same period last year. China's foreign trade has maintained momentum since resuming positive growth last June.

    As China makes constant efforts to push forward with higher-level opening up, the country is obtaining greater competitive edges in global markets with the help of such growth drivers as technology research and development, talent cultivation, China-Europe freight trains, as well as cross-border e-commerce.

  • Commentary: Chinese democracy delivers real results to the people

    The 8,993 proposals which were submitted to China's annual legislative session this year were transferred to relevant departments for research and handling today, a vivid example of Chinese democracy transforming people's voices into concrete plans and actions.

    The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee has set 22 priority topics, which can be categorized into six aspects including ensuring the livelihoods of the people, planning the work of the NPC Standing Committee, accelerating the development of a modern industrial system, comprehensively advancing rural vitalization, implementing the regional development strategies and promoting green development, according to the data made public Tuesday.

  • Decision on improving Hong Kong’s electoral system marks new chapter for the development of Hong Kong

    The recently-concluded fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, passed a decision on improving the electoral system of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    As another major step taken by China’s central government to improve the governance efficacy of the HKSAR since the Law on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR was adopted in June 2020, the decision represents a milestone in China’s practice of “one country, two systems”.

  • NPC has power, responsibility to improve HKSAR’s electoral system

    The 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, will deliberate over a draft decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) during its ongoing fourth annual session, which runs from March 5 to 11.

  • What to expect at "two sessions" as China begins new journey

    China's top legislature and political advisory body will start annual sessions this week, returning to their traditional March schedule after last year's events were postponed to May due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    As the year 2021 marks the start of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the world will watch how China, with the elimination of absolute poverty just declared, charts its course toward fully building a modern socialist country.

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