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FY 2006/2007 Research Topic: 4-13
Challenge to Political Stabilization in China: Risk Factors and the Political System


After the acceleration of China's transition toward the market economy in the 1990s, various actors have emerged, the political process has become complicated, and the Communist Party of China has confronted serious problems.

Our study attempts to draw a comprehensive picture of China's problems by analyzing political and social issues such as community administration in urban areas, the expropriation of land in rural areas, labor relations, the administration of state-owned assets, state integration, and foreign policy. All these problems and issues are intricately intertwined. Only a comprehensive understanding of the nature of China's problems might make it possible for the international community to assist its future socioeconomic development and political stabilization.


April 2006 - March 2008


SASAKI Norihiro

Members of the Research Project

SASAKI Norihiro
KOJIMA Kazuko (Lecturer, Tsukuba University)
TAHARA Fumiki (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
HOSHINO Masahiro (Associate Professor, University of Shizuoka)
WATANABE Takeshi (Lecturer, Kyorin University)
BAI Zhili (Associate Professor, Beijing University, China)