Local Governance

Dr-Minglu-ChenLocal Governance:The Roles of People’s Congresses and the People’s Political Consultative Conferences

Dr Minglu Chen
China Studies Centre, University of Sydney

12.00pm – 1.30pm, 15 May 2015
Room 310, Old Teachers College (A22)  University of Sydney

This seminar aims to add to the discussion on the dynamic process of institutional changes and the involvement of diverse social interests in governing sub-national level China. Two formal institutions of China’s political system—the People’s Congress (PC) and the People’s Political Consultative Conference (PPCC)—are examined to highlight that governance beyond the CCP Party-state centre features reforms on formal institutions and the inclusion of selected key social groups in the decision-making process.

Dr. Minglu Chen is a lecturer in the China Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Her research concentrate on social and political change in China, especially the interaction between entrepreneurs and the state. She is the author of Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprises in the People’s Republic of China (Routledge 2011). The author can be reached by email at minglu.chen@sydney.edu.au.

Free event with online registration requested.