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Constitution of China

Biking across China in 5 months: lofty goals for worker promoting constitutionalism

Jumping on his bike, a 27-year-old construction worker in eastern China plans on pedalling across the country to promote rule of law - which he believes the nation urgently needs.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 7:40am 2 comments

China's constitution appears headed for the growing list of taboo topics

In his recently published memoir, exiled former senior official Chen Yizi, a key government economic adviser in 1989, said reformists issued an appeal on May 19 of that year calling for the convening of a special meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) to resolve differences among leaders on how to handle the student protests - rather than resorting to martial law - because it was a met

6 Jun 2013 - 4:05am 2 comments

Fighting for their rights

In exactly one hour, Xu Xianming, from the China University of Political Science and Law, took participants at a seminar on a whirlwind tour of the evolution of the Chinese Constitution.

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Fine-tuning the constitution

Some interesting amendments were made to the constitution at this year's session of the National People's Congress, which closed on Sunday. Naturally, attention focused on those relating to human rights and the protection of private property.

17 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Protection of rights to be part of constitution

But experts say the move is meaningless without an independent judiciary

Protection of human rights is to be included in the constitution under a resolution passed by leading members of the Communist Party.

The approval came at the third plenum of the 16th Communist Party Congress this month, Procurator General Jia Chunwang said.

31 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Scholars challenge constitution revamp

Opposition is being voiced to the preparation of amendments to the Chinese constitution.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


China's new President Hu Jintao made a very important remark when he said, 'No person should be above the law, and no law should contradict our Constitution.'

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Draft private property laws debated

Draft civil laws aimed at better protecting private property in order to stimulate economic growth have gone before the National People's Congress (NPC).

The decision to codify civil laws laying down the rights of individuals and corporations was made at last month's party congress, where it was agreed strengthening protection would encourage private investment.

24 Dec 2002 - 12:00am