China plans to establish a single over-arching branch of government to investigate and curb corruption at all levels
At the end of October, some 370 senior cadres of China’s Communist Party, including members of the Party’s present Central Committee, gathered in Beijing’s Jingxi Hotel to attend one of China’s most important political events of 2016: the Sixth Plenum of the 18th Central Committee.
The month-long dispute regarding the controversial oath-taking of two pro-independence lawmakers paralyzed Hong Kong’s legislature and triggered Beijing’s intervention.
China has struggled with dirty skies and filthy rivers for decades. But with fresh commitment to cleaning up the country from the top, it may be poised to take a leading role in environmental innovation, especially in the developing field of green finance. And with the US set to pull out of the ground-breaking Paris Agreement under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, China’s role is more vital to the world’s future than ever.
A new defense transport law reflects China’s ambition to build power projection capabilities both at home and abroad
Chinese judges are normally on their own career track, but an increasing number of lawyers are donning judges’ uniforms in an attempt to bring fresh blood into the system