A detailed walk through of China’s legislative process (substack.com)
Just before the two sessions, your host was granted an interview with two officials at the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) Legislative Affairs Commission (LAC), who explained, in the most complete way possible, how a law is made in China.
Full-text & highlights of government work report (gingerriver.com)
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a government work report on behalf of the State Council at the opening meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, held at the Great Hall of the People on Sunday morning.
Your Ginger River has uploaded the Report on the Work of the Government [Chinese] [English], the Report on China's national economic and social development plan [Chinese] [English], and the Report on China's central and local budgets [English] to Google Drive for you to download and share with others.
Xi Jinping's first speech in Two Sessions (gingerriver.com)
Today’s piece focuses on a deliberation of the delegation of Jiangsu Province at the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) [Video], which Xi Jinping attended as a deputy. Jiangsu Province is also my hometown, and I found it interesting to see my high school physics teacher Li Hongbin participating in the meeting as a deputy.
What is China's plan to reshuffle its government institutions? (gingerriver.com)
In today's piece, Ginger River Review (GRR) presents you with a near-full translation of the plan, along with highlights of the official notes by State Councilor Xiao Jie, and diagrams GRR created to help you better understand the reforms. At the end of this newsletter, GRR presents a quick overview of the previous eight Party and state institution reforms from the start of reform and opening up.
Please be aware that the plan must be legally adopted by the NPC in this year's "Two Sessions" before it can be implemented.
The fascinating history and current state of Israel’s ties to China, Q&A with Carice Witte (The China Project)
… We took a very Chinese approach to China-Israel relations, and we’re the only ones in the Jewish world who have been able to do that for Israel. That meant going to China, establishing relationships directly without going through Israel’s government or Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Just directly, straight to the Chinese, building Israel studies in a revolutionary way from the academic perspective, which is training Chinese professors here in Israel for a semester, giving them Israel exposure, and helping them build courses with a lot of hardcore Israel studies professors here working with them and providing an academic professor from here who is available to work with them on an ongoing basis.
So, they teach in China at their Israel studies program that we helped launch, and it’s their thing. It’s in a number of universities across the country. So, we have all of those friends and colleagues and relationships.
Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton on COVID, economics, and China US relations (pekingnology.com)
Pekingnology is privileged to share a recent speech by Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus; Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus; and Senior Scholar at the School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Professor Sir Angus Deaton received The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2015, “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.”
He made the following speech via video link on December 18, 2022, at the 7th National Development Forum held by the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University.
… Yet to me, these are lesser consequences of my main theme, which is that much, perhaps most, of the harm was done by poor attitudes and poor understandings of processes and people by educated elites in the rich countries themselves, particularly in the United States.
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