Accession Number:

ADA510488

Title:

Governance in China in 2010

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ASIA-PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES HONOLULU HI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

China appears to be many things at once it has wealthy cities and poor villages the futuristic cityscape of Shanghai exists alongside ancient traditional temples it is a Communist state and a booming capitalist economy it shows a Han Chinese face to the world as it struggles with multinational diversity it ranks well on governance for its economic development index but still confronts enormous governance challenges. With the intentional and unintentional changes surrounding economic development and Chinas ensuing social changes, the development process has generated new governance challenges for the state. Major governance challenges in China occur in various areas and require a variety of potential solutions, including the following 1 elections and intraparty democracy targeting increasing inequality within society, social tensions, and corruption 2 a comprehensive program of far-reaching institutional reforms to define the role of the state, improve management of public spending, make public action more efficient and effective, and assure social stability and 3 pacification of the occasional violence perpetrated by ethnic minorities that sometimes challenge good governance attempts. How well China deals with its governance challenges will impact not only all of Asia, but also the entire world.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE