Zhongguo gong chan dang. Quan guo dai biao da hui (17th : 2007 : Beijing, China)
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-
State governments -- China.
This article surveys the profiles of current provincial leaders in order to determine the possible provincial reshuffling that may occur as a result of on-going elections for provincial Party committees in China. This is a politically significant exercise because the two chief leaders of each provincial unit — the provincial Party Secretary and the provincial governor — will likely enter the 17th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in 2007 as full members. The stakes are even higher for provincial units with a seat in the Politburo because the Party Secretary of the provincial unit will probably enter the 17th Politburo.
The International Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP/ID) operates worldwide — but does so "quietly", as its activities and exchanges remain out of the media and scholarly spotlight. No ruling party or government in the world mounts anywhere near as extensive an effort to maintain links with domestic political parties, groups and personages, as does the CCP/ID. In recent years it has also played important roles in managing relations with North Korea, in assessing the causes and consequences of the collapse of the former Soviet Union and other communist party-states, and has also been a key conduit in relations with Asian, European and Latin America parties and NGOs.
This article explores a hitherto neglected aspect of the contemporary Chinese communication network: media outlets at the county level, the lowest level of the media hierarchy in China. It considers whether county level media outlets constitute more autonomy from the state and thus serve as more effective channels for participation and representation. The findings suggest that although official media outlets at the county level enjoy a relatively more relaxed political environment, their institutional and structural nature, combined with the reporting systemfrom the Mao era and the strong local social network powerfully inhibit them from developing into an arena for critical debate.
The relationship between China and the United States plays a vital role in shaping the strategic dynamics of international politics. After September 11 a better foundation for a healthier and more balanced relationship has emerged. The two countries can tackle global, regional and bilateral matters from a broadened horizon and longer perspective. This study highlights how the relations have gone through various phases, how they began to normalise and the patterns which exist pertaining to the emerging trends and issues in the post Cold War era. It also discusses how these relations affect the security of South Asia.