The PRC Constitution came into force in 1982, only a few years after the Cultural Revolution and the launching of the reforms. Since then, however, the PRC has changed significantly. Does this Constitution, though amended four times, still match the needs of China's society today? Where is Chinese constitutionalism heading? Are there any plans to improve and further institutionalize the implementation of the Constitution? How do Chinese legal experts discuss the future of their Constitution? This issue features papers presented during a conference on the Chinese Constitution in 2012 and more.
Katja Levy is Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics and Law at the Freie Universität Berlin.