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Unformatted text preview: with higher authorities. • The numbers began to rise rapidly from 4.8 million in 1995 to 12.7 million in 2005. • In 2005, new regulations took effect forbidding interference with petitioners, ordering local governments to obey regulations, and requiring coordination between central and local governments on the treatment of petitioner’s cases. • But, those regulations are not working properly. Local officials often respond by sending personnel to Beijing to circumvent petitioners from their area. Sometimes, they lobby the National Petition Office to disregard the petitioners....
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course POLC 3020 taught by Professor Kim during the Fall '10 term at Tulane.
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