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Politics of China

In China, the type of government is a Socialist single-party state. In China, the legislative power is vested in a National People's Congress. The head of the government is Xi Jinping. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in China lasts until 1 January 2023. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The term of office of the head of state in China lasts until 01/01/2023. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for China is 2.267. The strength of legal rights index for China is 4. Overall, it is considered to be rather inadequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders to some degree; credit information may be sufficient, but hardly available, or, the oppoiste case, available but not sufficient. In 2013, China received 194.1 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 702.8 USD.

Government

In China, the head of the government is Xi Jinping. The government system of China is a Socialist single-party state. In China, the legislative power is vested in a National People's Congress; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral National People's Congress. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of China is 0.34. This indicates that the government of China is mediocre. While some public and civil services are limited, in other cases they can be considered adequate or even effective. Potential investors should carefully evaluate the governmental situation in China before considering any business maneuvers.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions China is a member of.

China is a member of the United Nations (UN). China is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). China is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when China became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances China is part of, click on China membership in international unions.

Freedom in China

With regard to political and civil freedoms, China is 3. Citizens in China experience little to no civil liberties and political rights. Citizens are not free to express themselves and do not enjoy political freedom or a representative government. Countries with this political situation are dangerous for investment, as an authoritarian government may have outsize control over economic matters. To read more about freedom level in China click on Freedom in China.