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China Program - Program Reports

April 1, 2010
China Elections and Governance Review (PDF)
Issue 5: Is There a China Model?

March 1, 2010
Final Report: Limited Assessment Mission to the March 2010 Villagers Committee Elections in Yunnan Province, China (PDF)
For over a decade, at the invitation of the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National People's Congress, The Carter Center has worked to help standardize the vast array of electoral procedures taking place in this new democratic environment and foster better governance in local communities.

Nov. 1, 2009
China Elections and Governance Review (PDF)
Issue 4: Transparency – A Mechanism to Reduce Social Unrest

Aug. 1, 2009
China Elections and Governance Review (PDF)
Issue 3: The Internet and Political Reform

May 1, 2009
China Elections and Governance Review (PDF)
Issue 2: Electoral Innovations and Experiments

Feb. 1, 2009
China Elections and Governance Review (PDF)
Issue 1: Understanding Chinese Village Elections.

July 8, 2002
The Carter Center's Yawei Liu Talks About Democratic Elections in China (PDF)
Yawei Liu, Associate Director of the China Village Elections Project of The Carter Center, spoke to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China during a July 8, 2002 Roundtable on Village Elections in China. Read the transcript of his statement.

July 2002
The Standardization of Villager Committee Election Procedures (PDF)
A Survey Analysis of the 5th Round of Villager Committee Elections in 40 Villages from Five Counties in Jilin Province.

September 2001
The Mission of President Jimmy Carter to the People's Republic of China
At the invitation of Minister Zeng Jianhui, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the National People's Congress (NPC), former U.S. President Jimmy Carter led a delegation to the People's Republic of China from September 2-6, 2001.

August 2000
The Carter Center's Suggestions Regarding the Revision of the PRC National Procedures on Villager Committee Elections
At the end of May 2000, Dr. Yawei Liu, Associate Director of the China Village Election Project (CVEP) at The Carter Center, met with the officials of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) in Beijing and three village election experts.

August 2000
The Carter Center Report on China's Elections
Observation of Village Elections in Fujian and the Conference to Revise The National Procedures on Village Elections in Beijing.

January 2000
Report of The Carter Center's Fourth Observation of Chinese Village Elections
Executive Summary, New initiatives with the MCA and NPC, observing, training and township elections.

January 2000
Carter Center Delegation Report: Village Elections in China
At China's invitation, The Carter Center sent a seven-person, international team led by Dr. Robert Pastor, a Carter Center Fellow and expert on elections, to observe the village electoral process in Fujian and Hebei provinces.

Oct. 1, 1999
An Investigation and Analysis on the Procedures of Villager Committee Elections
A Report on the Data Verification of the Villager Committee Elections in Forty Counties in Hunan Province.

February 1999
The Carter Center Report on Chinese Elections, Observations & Cooperative Activities
Observations on The Township People's Congress Elections in Chongqing & Cooperative Activities with the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Jan. 14, 1999
Postelection Statement on China Township Elections, Jan. 14, 1999
At the invitation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China, an eight-person delegation from The Carter Center observed direct elections for township people's congress (TPC) representatives and indirect elections for township government officials in Chongqing municipality in southwest China between January 8-13, 1999.

October 1998
Report on the Evaluation of The Pilot Project in Nine Counties among Three Provinces
Department of Basic-level Governance, Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), PRC.

July 1998
Report of the Fifth Mission on Chinese Village Elections by The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia
As representatives of The Carter Center, we have just concluded our fifth mission to observe and assess the electoral process in China.

March 16, 1998
Postelection Statement on China Village Elections, March 16, 1998 (PDF)
At the invitation of the government of the People's Republic of China,The Carter Center sent a delegation to observe village elections in China from March 2-15, 1998.

March 5, 1997
Postelection Statement on China Village Elections, March 5, 1997 (PDF)
At China's invitation, The Carter Center sent a seven-person, international team led by Dr. Robert Pastor, a Carter Center Fellow and expert on elections, to observe the village electoral process in Fujian and Hebei provinces.

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