Society and Politics

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Supporting rule of law and participatory governance

Economic development and social progress require a mode of governance based on the rule of law. Furthermore, responsive and accountable governance should allow citizens to participate in the formulation of policies, particularly at the local level. Additionally, by improving efficiency, transparency and predictability of government interventions, citizens gain trust and confidence in state actions.

Germany and China have been engaged in various bilateral dialogue mechanisms on the rule of law and human rights. FES China and its Chinese partner institutions in politics and academia are also committed to exchanging experiences on fostering rule of law and participatory governance in different fields, including the development of human rights, the legal system as well as citizens' participation at the local and provincial level.

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3. German-Sino Conference on Gender Equality and Development: Social Security and Gender Equality

Experts from different fields of study exchanged views on the effects of gender (in-)equality on social security.

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Former Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin holds lecture on German legal theory

German lawyer, academic and former Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin held a lecture on German legal theory at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) to Chinese and international students.

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Meeting of FES China scholarship holders in Xiamen

In October 2019, FES Shanghai arranged the first larger scholarship holder reunion since 2015.

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Parliament Experts give Introduction about the Rules of Procedure of the German Bundestag

Dr. Thomas Hadamek and Dr. Michael Schäfer shared their insights about the functioning of the German Parliament.

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