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

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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Legal framework and practical examples of local self-government in neighborhoods

Workshop by SAI and FES on local self-government in urban neighbourhoods in China and Germany.

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Consultation and Dialogue – Current Party and Societal Developments in Germany and China

On June 1st and June 2nd, experts from Germany and China discussed the consequences of economic crises and digitalization on the construction and participatory forms of political parties and the implementation of policies.

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