Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Chinese think tank keeps distance from damning Taiwan corruption report

Fighting breaks out in Taiwan's parliament as lawmakers debate a capital gains tax in June. Two-thirds of Taiwanese respondents in a poll said they believed corruption was a problem or serious problem. Photo: AFP

China's leading public policy research institution has denied involvement in a recent study that pointed to rampant corruption in Taiwan.

Monday, 15 July, 2013, 3:16pm

Five times more conservatives than liberals in China, says survey

Village residents cast their vote during elections in Wukan, southern Guangdong province on March 4, 2012. Photo: AFP

Research by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has surprised even the study's author, who last polled political attitudes in the wake of the Tiananmen uprising in 1989.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

HK still China's most competitive city

Hong Kong retained its top slot in competitiveness for the seventh straight year in 2011, against cities on the mainland and in Taiwan, according to a study released yesterday.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' annual exercise has given Hong Kong the highest ranking since its inclusion on the list of 294 cities in 2005.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Court websites fail transparency test

Justice must be seen to be done, especially when the public still harbours a general distrust about the fairness of the judiciary. However, as a government think tank revealed in its recent study on the websites of mainland courts, judicial transparency still has a long way to go.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Report deplores unequal access to cultural, entertainment venues

Funding imbalances and shortfalls have increased inequality in access to public culture and entertainment facilities for the country's vast rural population, according to a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) blue paper released yesterday.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Think-tank urges action on overheating economy

An overheated economy and worsening inflation will be the central government's major concerns next year, problems which will demand tougher macroeconomic controls, a mainland think-tank said yesterday.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Disgruntled Beijingers list gripes about life in the capital

A state-sponsored publication has given Beijing a liveability rating of 63.8 out of 100, as traffic congestion, worsening air pollution, inconvenient entertainment facilities and inefficient emergency shelters continue to cause dissatisfaction among residents.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fixed investment to reach 10 trillion yuan

Record figure will help economy expand by 9.6pc this year, says state think-tank

Fixed-asset investment on the mainland will reach 10 trillion yuan this year for the first time, helping the economy expand by 9.6 per cent, a top government think-tank said.

26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Farmers worse off than thought, says academic

Challenging official figures, scholar claims urbanites earned five times more than their country cousins last year

China's income gap shows no sign of narrowing, with an official report showing urban dwellers earned three times more than their rural counterparts last year.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

China forecast to lose biggest asset

China may lose one of its biggest competitive strengths - cheap labour - when its workforce stops growing in 2011, according to a government-backed think-tank.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Petition offices told to act faster

Departments given deadlines to handle complaints filed by members of public

Beijing has given local authorities deadlines to settle petition appeals filed by aggrieved citizens in an attempt to shed the image of petition offices as powerless 'mailboxes'.

The measure is included in the revised petition law announced yesterday. It will take effect on May 1.

18 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Petitioners losing faith, report warns

Many no longer see government as their saviour

Researchers from a state think-tank have warned the central government that petitioners are losing faith in it and are resorting to drastic action to solve their woes.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

More are becoming upwardly mobile, but birth still counts

Education is the key to better jobs, except in the political arena

Mainlanders' chances of social advancement through merit have improved in the past two decades, but birth still matters for those aiming for political careers.

30 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

CASS intake record

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) this year enrolled 433 domestic and overseas students for graduate studies, the most since its founding. Wu Yin, principal of the graduate school of the academy in Beijing said 35 foreign students would undertake graduate studies, bringing the total number of on-campus students to a record high of 1,299.

14 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

New book seen as step towards wider change

The movement to push for wider political reforms at next year's 16th Party Congress is being reflected in small but symbolic moves at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Cass).

7 Dec 2001 - 12:00am