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

Current Developments concerning European Social Democracy – Perspectives for the German-Chinese Dialogue

From May 29th to May 31st former scholarship holders of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Beijing and Shanghai convened in Qingdao for a seminar to discuss current developments concerning European Social Democracy and the perspectives for the German-Chinese dialogue.

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„With the Future in Mind – An Illustrated History of Social Security in Germany“ exhibition opening was supported by FES Shanghai

Social security is an essential part of a sustainable society in every industrialized nation. This important message is conveyed by the travelling exhibition With the Future in Mind – An Illustrated History of Social Security in Germany.

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Event: Society and Politics

“The Fight against corruption: The role of civil society in global governance“

Lecture event by Prof. Peter Eigen, Founder of the non-governmental organization Transparency International (TI).

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Symposium: “Transforming Societies – Transforming Political Parties”

How do parties in China and abroad react to social changes such as ageing populations, changes in communication technology, rapid urbanisation and the rapid rise of a middle class?

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