How best to describe 2020? Challenging. Surreal. Exhausting. And for China’s national legislature, norm-breaking. On this last day of the year, we look back, as usual, at the National People’s Congress’s and our work in 2020. To start, we recount those NPC institutional norms that were burned by the dumpster fire that was 2020.Continue reading “2020 in Review: A Norm-Breaking Year at the NPC”
As we bid farewell to first decade of the 21st century, we look back today at the National People’s Congress’s and this Observer’s work in 2019.Continue reading “Year in Review: The NPC and the Observer in 2019”
The application for the Research Assistant position has closed.
The National People’s Congress Observer is seeking an undergraduate student or a recent college graduate to join our team as a Research Assistant (RA) starting in fall 2019. The RA will work closely with the Blog’s Manager and will participate in all aspects of the Blog’s coverage of China’s national legislature: the National People’s Congress (NPC) and its Standing Committee (NPCSC).Continue reading “NPC Observer Seeks Research Assistant”
On the last day of 2018, we take a look at the National People’s Congress’s and this Observer’s work in the past year.Continue reading “Year in Review: The NPC and the Observer in 2018”
As 2017 is about to come to an end, we took some time to review the NPC’s and this Blog’s work in this past year.
On this last day of the eventful 2016—which brought us a Trump Presidency, Brexit, not the most celebrity deaths in a year (per CNN), and of concern to this Blog, a series of significant yet oftentimes controversial actions by the NPCSC—I took some time to review the NPC and this Blog’s 2016 and to preview their 2017 as well.
It’s been a while since your author had the idea of starting a blog dedicated to writing about China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and its Standing Committee (NPCSC). Here it is, finally.
The first post will be on the upcoming session of the 12th NPCSC. Then in the coming weeks, this Blog will begin posting a series of articles on the 12th NPCSC’s five-year legislative plan, which will also appear on China Law Translate. Other ideas for blog posts currently include an exploration of the impact of the NPCSC’s law enforcement inspections on the laws inspected. In the meantime, your author will try to post some useful resources such as the NPCSC’s legislative plans on the Blog once your author become more familiarized with WordPress’s functionalities.
Also in the coming weeks, your author expects to further adjust the appearances of this Blog, and may even obtain a custom domain name for this Blog. After all, the Blog is still at a very early stage and things are just getting started.