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The China Policy Institute (CPI) is a major centre of expertise on contemporary China and is explicitly outward-facing, drawing on a network of Internal and Non-Resident Senior Fellows to engage with a range of stakeholders in government, business, civil society and the media.
Our network of academic China specialists facilitates evidence-based policy and decision-making through a program of engagements and dialogues.
Written by Hon-Lun Yang.
As a one-party state, the government of the PRC exercises strict control over contents circulated in print and online. Music, once seen as the embodiment of dynastic power in feudal China and used as propaganda since 1949, is closely monitored. In fact, there are more than a few state agencies responsible for patrolling the nation’s soundscape: the Central Propaganda Department (CPD), the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP), the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the Ministry for Information Industry (MII), and the State Council Information Office (SCIO), to name just some.
Written by Anqi Shen.
Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.
The Judges Law 1995 states that judges must be Chinese nationals of 23 years of age or over, they must uphold the Chinese Constitution, and have sound political and professional qualities, suitable moral standing, and be in good health. The law also specifies the academic criteria and required work experiences for suitable candidates. The same requirements apply to men and women. Chinese judges are civil servants, who do not usually enjoy the same level of elite status as their counterparts in the Western, developed systems.
Written by Richard Selwyn.
Earlier this year, the Confucius Institute held its third annual Chinese singing competition in the UK. Coverage of the event was limited, generating few column inches. Still, this state-sponsored competition seems significant. Are the Chinese authorities beginning to see the value in popular music? Is Mandopop set to be at the forefront of the next soft-power initiative?
Written by Kam C. Wong.
To date, most Hong Kong Police (HKP) Officers feel that a once well-ordered society is fast eclipsing, post 1997, as is evident by recent public disturbances, from the Umbrella Revolution (2014) (UR) to the Mongkok Riots (2016) (MKR). To them, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) is not facing up to attacks on police authority. For example, Triad insults and rioters attacking the HKP is the new norm. This leaves a bad taste in officers' mouths; appropriately in Chinese: “啞仔吃黃蓮,有苦自己知”- 'no choice but to suffer in silence.'
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