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In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 1
In: Chinese Research Perspectives on Society, Volume 2
Sustainable Development and the Practice of Good Governance
Editor: Wei Zhang
In The Right to Development authors offer a new path for the implementation and protection of the right to development from the new perspective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Instead of emphasizing the economic perspective, this book focuses on how to realize the right to sustainable development by resolution of conflicts among the economy, the environment and society.
Integrating the value analysis into the empirical analysis method, this book expands the scope of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development and strengthens its practical function, extracts Chinese experiences, lessons from South Asia, local knowledge in South Africa and practice in Peru on the implementation of the right to development, and puts forward the idea of building human rights criteria in the South.
In: The China Society Yearbook, Volume 4


Several momentous events marked the beginning of the first year of China?s 11th Five-Year Plan (2006?2010), setting the tone for the progress accomplished throughout 2006. In 2006, the conventional development direction of China?s cultural industry began to shift; a strategic development framework was established for China?s cultural industry, an alliance between the cultural industry and the high-level technology industry was formed, upstream and downstream processes for the whole industrial chain were extended, regional industry distribution was implemented, and the trade deficit of cultural products and services was curtailed. The development of the cultural industry was promoted by many forces, including cultural restructuring, the appearance of new methods in the content of the industry, the large-scale convergence of the construction of an innovative country with the cultural and creative industry, and a sharp growth in the import and export of cultural products.

In: The China Society Yearbook, Volume 2

China’s Minimum Living Standard Guarantee System (MLSGS) provides an unconditional cash transfer to poor households to alleviate poverty. During China’s transitional period, the MLSGS has played an important role in the maintenance of social stability. However, beyond poverty alleviation and stability maintenance, other outcomes—particularly the strengthening of citizenship—have received little attention. This study explores the influence of the MLSGS on the perceptions of citizenship among aid recipients, and finds not only that the MLSGS has gradually promoted the social rights of the poor and strengthened state-citizen interactions, but also finds issues and challenges that may limit Chinese citizens’ ability to fully exercise their new rights.

In: Asian Journal of Social Science
In: Asian Journal of Social Science