Tag Archives: China

China | Succession Politics and the Cost of Eliminating Presidential Term Limits in China

By Taisu Zhang

On Feb. 25, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) issued a formal amendment proposal to abolish constitutional term limits for the presidency. Assuming the amendment goes through, which it almost certainly will, there would no longer be any formal institutional obstacles preventing Xi Jinping from staying in all three of his current positions—Party Secretary, Chairman of the Central Military Commission and President—for life. This would be an exceedingly clear signal that the “” of Chinese high politics, under which lifelong rule by a single strongman gave way to regular retirement, rotations, and collective decision-making, has collapsed, and that Xi will remain in power for the foreseeable future.

China | La Chine sort 68 millions de personnes de la pauvreté en cinq ans

Quelque 68,53 millions de personnes sont sortis de la pauvreté en Chine au cours des cinq dernières années, grâce aux efforts de l’Administration qui a lutté pour l’abaissement du taux de pauvreté qui est passé de 10,2% en 2012 à 3,1% en 2017

Le Bureau du Groupe pilote du Conseil d’Etat pour la réduction de la pauvreté et le développement a fait état de la réduction annuelle d’au moins 13 millions de personnes.

China | China to move millions of people from homes in anti-poverty drive

Mass relocation from remote rural villages is part of Xi Jinping’s goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020

by Tom Phillips

Xiao Ercha lives in a tumbledown shanty beside a pigsty, thousands of kilometres and a world away from the awe-inspiring skyscrapers of Beijing and Shanghai.

China | Que cherche la Chine en investissant autant en Afrique ?

Par David Pilling

Jamais Pékin n’avait investi à ce point sur le continent africain, devenu un véritable laboratoire de ses ambitions internationales. Et l’Afrique apprécie ce partenaire non interventionniste qui lui apporte financements et infrastructures. Système gagnant-gagnant ? Le débat est lancé.

China | Downpours, floods wreak havoc in Chinese provinces

BEIJING – Heavy rains and ensuing floods since June 22 have affected more than 2 million people and left 13 people dead or missing in Zhejiang and Guizhou provinces, civil authorities said Tuesday.

China National Commission for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have jointly issued grade-IV emergency responses and have sent teams to assist in disaster-hit areas.