Thursday, November 30, 2017MONTHLY International Department of the CPC Central CommitteeBEIJING REVIEW  PDF
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Sharing progress
Xi's APEC participation and visits to Viet Nam, Laos consolidate cooperation on common development concerns More
A new chapter
A second volume of selected works by Xi Jinping yields insight into China's governance More
A new port of call
China mulls its first free trade port areas in Shanghai More
Stand by law
A judge explains her understanding of justice with her actions More
Key Concepts in Chinese Thought and Culture
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Getting to know China through keywords
Consultative democracy
China's socialist democracy finds expression in two processes: electoral democracy, which allows the people to exercise their rights through elections, and consultative democracy, which ensures that consultations are conducted with the people before major policy decisions are made. Both processes are designed to achieve the broadest possible consensus on issues of common concern. Socialist consultative democracy is a form of democracy developed by the CPC and the Chinese people by taking into account China's realities and its political and cultural traditions. More
Community-level self-governance
China’s increasing prosperity and progress have been accompanied by greater democracy at the community level in both urban and rural areas throughout the country, increased orderly participation of its citizens in political life, and a multiplication of democratic practices. Community-level democratic self-governance involves, interalia , a network of rural villagers’ committees, urban residents’ committees and workers’ congresses. Within these organizations people can directly participate in elections, policy-making, management and oversight. More
Major events in November
November 1: Xi stresses commitment to good China-Russia relations
President Xi Jinping stressed China's commitment to developing and deepening relations with Russia during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
November 7: China plans to finish fifth Antarctic station by 2022
China plans to finish its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years, said Yang Huigen, director of the Polar Research Institute of China
November 8: China to maintain macroeconomic policy in 2018
Premier Li Keqiang said on November 8 that China would maintain the stability of its macroeconomic policy, and continue reform and opening up in 2018
November 9: Xi, Trump agree on leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in Sino-U.S. ties
President Xi Jinping and visiting U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on maintaining the strategic leading role of head-of-state diplomacy in developing bilateral relations
November 11: China starts extending supervisory system reform to nationwide
New supervision commissions will be subject to the centralized and unified leadership of the Party and supervise all exercising public power, said Zhao Leji, China's anti-graft chief
November 14: Xi's APEC attendance, state visits chart new course for China's major-country diplomacy in New Era: FM
President Xi Jinping's attendance at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings and state visits to Viet Nam and Laos chart a new course for major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi
November 15: China launches new meteorological satellite
China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-3D, at 2:35 a.m. Beijing Time on November 15 from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province
November 23: China earmarks $7.5 billion for environment protection
China has made an appropriation of 49.7 billion yuan ($7.5 billion) for supporting environmental protection this year, said an official with the planning and finance department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection
November 27: Xi's second book on governance to be published in 16 countries
Major publishing houses from 16 countries have signed memorandums with the Foreign Languages Press (FLP) to translate and publish the second volume of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on governance, according to an FLP statement on November 27