This white paper was released by the PRC State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office and the State Council Information Office within a week of then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in August 2022. The white paper provides a comprehensive overview of the official PRC position on Taiwan’s status, outlining Beijing’s assessment of the current factors impacting cross-Strait tensions, and a policy pathway for achieving “reunification.” This is the third white paper that the State Council has published on Taiwan, and the first under Xi Jinping’s leadership.
In response to economic uncertainty and instability in China brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis, this State Council Notice outlines several measures aimed at stabilizing the economy, including adjustments to fiscal and monetary policies, as well as directives to secure supply chains and energy supplies. Notices such as these are promulgated to all levels of government throughout the country as policy directives.
Readout from meeting of Party members at China’s main owner and regulator of state-owned enterprises.
As part of a larger campaign to eliminate corruption at all levels of government and build a “moderately prosperous society,” this document emphasizes that all Party members will be held accountable for helping eliminate criminals and other bad actors at the grassroots level, through strict supervision. This document details a (then) recent “Notice” issued jointly by the State Council and Central Committee. Notices are intended to provide guidance for provincial, industry, and business leaders and organizations on how to implement top-level instructions.
This “Opinion” highlights past guidance, establishes overarching goals, and elaborates on top level “suggestions” for how lower-level party and state organizations should implement party-state policies to strengthen their management and leadership at the municipal, county, township, and village levels.