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.

Event: Society and Politics

Generation Y – Comparing Germany and China

How do young people in China and Germany want to live? What values and traditions are important to them? How do they want to work? These questions and many more were raised at a series of events of FES Shanghai on the topic “Generation Y in China and Germany” from May 24th to May 27th.

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Dialogue program on current developments concerning the financial constitutional law in Germany and China

The dialogue program on current development concerning financial constitutional law in Germany and China provided experts from China and Germany with the opportunity to exchange views on the current state and challenges of financial constitutional law in their countries.

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Feminism and Gender Equality – Comparative Research from China and Germany

Workshop of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and FES Shanghai on “Feminism and Gender Equality”

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Discussion Event in Honor of Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt

The FES Shanghai and the Hamburg Liaison Office (HLO) Shanghai jointly organized a film and discussion evening on the 6th of April 2016 at the Hamburg House Restaurant in honor of Helmut Schmidt who passed away in early November 2015.

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China Visit of Former Minister of Justice Herta Däubler-Gmelin

In late October former federal Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin travelled to Beijing and Shanghai in the context of an expert’s program on rule of law.

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