China is the largest dictatorial state in the world. Home of over 1.4 billion people, it contains almost 20 percentage of the world’s population and half of those living under unfree conditions. Building up political democracy and free economic system in this ancient country is not only crucial to the dignity and well-being of 1.4 billion individuals; but because of its regional and global influence, the liberalization and democratization of China is also crucial to the peace and order of Asia as well as the world at large. It is observed that democratization is most likely to occur in a country at the middle level of economic development. The good news is that China has already reached the middle level of economic development. However, a democratic transition does not occur automatically and succeed by itself. Effective actions must be taken to initiate the transition. Preparations must be made to manage the transition. So, the Institute for China’s Democratic Transition is created. It is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization which dedicates itself, by carrying out academic research and providing democratic education materials, to prepare for and facilitate the transformation of China into a democracy with a free market economy. It proposes that at the time of transition political dialogue and roundtable talks be adopted to address critical and tough issues so as to minimize the uncertainties of transformation. Incorporated in September 2016, the Institute for China’s Democratic Transition is based in the State of New Jersey, United States.
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The Institute for China's Democratic Transition is a non-profit think tank and educational organization working to prepare for and facilitate the transformation of China into a democracy with free market economy.
We do research in two fields: democratic transition and economic transition. With respect to political transition, we focus on experiences and lessons of democratic transitions in various countries, how to manage the process of a democratic transition so as to minimize uncertainties and enhance the likelihood of success
The Democratic College affiliated with our institute provides distant learning opportunities at no cost. The courses on offer are prohibited in the universities of China for political reasons. There are courses on issues of democratic transition and economic transition. Anyone, regardless of his or her age and professional background
There are over 120 electoral democracies in the world today, which constitute more than 60 percentage of independent nations. While many countries have succeeded in building and maintaining
The achievement of democracy requires not only struggle but also cooperation. Democracy can only be established by using methods of democracy. Dialogues and negotiation have been common in the third wave of democratization around the world over the past four decades; roundtable, instead of guillotine
This is a series of small conferences held in the United States, specifically Princeton, New Jersey. Most of the participants are Chinese scholars, students, and democratic activists. The purpose of the salon is to promote thinking and understanding of various aspects of China among scholars, artists,
Mini Reading Room is a free and user-friendly e-journal published at flexible intervals. We select excellent commentaries, articles, translations, focusing on political and economic transitions, and send them to our readers in PDF files. We will send you the journal to enrich your reading repository
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