Legislative Development and Chinese Political Change
Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 57-75, Spring 1989
19 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2008
Examining the National People's Congress and the functions it performs (lawmaking, oversight, representation, regime support activities) casts light on the Chinese political system and its trajectory of development. In particular, it shows that the system is becoming more rational and inclusive, but not more liberal. Moreover, inclusion is a substitute for liberalization, not an early sign of it.
Keywords: China, National People's Congress, legislatures, lawmaking, oversight, representation
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