party) 1995 - Household registration system is relaxed as the CCP passes temporary residency cards, which allow for rural travel into urban areas. 1995-1996 - Taiwan Straits Crisis. Lee Teng-hui visits the US in his capacity as a high level leader of Taiwan, makes an allusion to Taiwanese strength at Cornell. In response, the CCP launches missiles over Taiwan, initiating a crisis in which the US had its largest naval display of power since Vietnam. Beijing did this in order to prevent Taiwan from electing Lee as president. However, this had the opposite effect, and he won by a landslide. 1998 - Crackdown on NGOs 1998 - Erection of the Great Firewall 1998 - National village election law is passed, implementing election for all village heads and granting suffrage to all citizens over 18 1999 - Nato bombing of Chinese Embassy in Belgrade 1999 - Falun Gong is banned 2000 - Chen Shui-bian is elected as President as a member of the New Party. Significant because it signaled peaceful end of KMT rule. 2001 - Party begins to formally welcome capitalists into the party, thereby undermining modernization theory ideas. 2003 - Hu Jintao becomes President after being general sec for party 2003 - Labor markets are opened and the household registration system is greatly transformed. Also, the Great Firewall is operational 2003 - Sun Zhigang dies in custody, indicating rural urban divide and power of media and internet 2004 - Private property is guaranteed by CCP 2007 - 97% of Central Committee have college degrees, indicating how technocratic it has become 2008 - Lui Xiaobo - Says socialist movements have to guarantee and protect human rights, not just approve them. He says China has no rule of law
2008 - Pew poll shows that 76% of country approves of one child policy 2008 - Grace Wang incident at Duke shows influence of human flesh search engine and extreme Chinese nationalism at time of Olympics MISSING: Health Care Reform 2000 – Chen Shui-bian elected President (New Party candidate) – this was epic because it ended the KMT’s 55 year dictatorship and showed a smooth transition of power HOWEVER, the feud between Chen and Legislative Yuan (with KMT members) forced several govt stalemates
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- Fall '11
- Government, Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping, Kuomintang, Chiang Kai Shek, child policy