By Lisong Liu, Staff Writer 

Based on public documents, and serving as an objective description of Chinese political systems and state organs, this short article will outline the state organs [of the People’s Republic of China] and their functions including the National People’s Congress (NPC), the Presidency, the State Council, the Central Military Commission (CMC), the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). First, however, it is necessary to look at how the state organs are defined and related to the Constitution and the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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By Marcene Marcoux

I always enjoy the sharp mind, perceptions and wit of 54-year-old Ye Zhaodi. Yet, in his pensive moments, I sense an unspoken sadness. One time, we walked out of a tea house, and I quietly asked him, "If you could be doing anything, what would it be?" He looked up at me with his big, penetrating eyes, and with a slight smile, whispered: "I'd be doing what you do. I'd be an academic like you."
Even with his own brilliance and love of physics, Ye, like many other intellectuals, was sent during the 1960s and 1970s to factories and farms to be "reformed." Ideas did not grow readily on factory floors or in fields. The difficult work, energy, and physical effort often robbed him of his spirit and did not inspire great theories.

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Business Etiquette in China

Most of us have heard the old saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Thus, if you are planning to do business in China, it would be to your benefit to learn the proper protocol of the country.  The following are a few pointers and tips that you might incorporate into your business strategy.

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In the Chinese business environment, it is necessary for American companies to have a well-planned strategy. The following list of tips for doing business in China is not comprehensive, but a guideline for an initial market evaluation. Companies entering the China market should consider the following:

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