Position Papers are due on February 6th to be considered for the Best Position Paper Award, and February 13th to be considered for any committee award. Submit them to CSC@bmun.org.
Chinese State Council (CSC) 中国国务院
Head Chair | Rita Hu
Vice-Chair | Zishen Liu, Hubert Luo
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China is the highest executive organ of State power. It is led by the Premier, Li Keqiang, four vice-premiers, State councilors, and ministers and chairs of major agencies. The State Council is one of three interlocking branches of power, the others being the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army. The State Council is responsible for carrying out the principles and policies of the Communist Party of China as well as the regulations and laws adopted by the National People’s Congress, and dealing with affairs as China’s internal politics, diplomacy, national defense, finance, economy, culture and education.
The Chinese State Council Committee at BMUN 65 is a specialized Chinese-English bilingual committee. Unlike other international organizations that will be simulated at BMUN 65, instead of representing countries, delegates in CSC are representing ministers. In addition, delegates will prepare and debate one topic in Mandarin and one topic in English.
CSC at BMUN will be a hybrid committee. This meaning that we will not follow MUN procedure closely and the committee will have more crises. For example, there will not be a speaker’s list. Instead, we will have a lot more moderated and unmoderated caucuses. In addition, instead of trying to pass multiple resolutions, the goal of CSC is to release one policy paper which includes policies that every ministry will enforce.
BILINGUAL CHINESE | SINGLE DELEGATION
Topic 1 | Review on the Loosening of the One-Child Policy 调研二胎政策
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This topic will be discussed in Mandarin. 代表们将会用中文来讨论“调研二孩政策”这个话题。
Topic 2 | One Belt, One Road
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This topic will be discussed in English.
The Belt and Road Initiative was announced by Premier Li Keqiang in 2013 during his State visit in Asia and Europe. One Belt, One Road is one of China’s most prioritized development strategies. One Belt is the Silk Road Economic Belt linking China, Central Asia and Europe. One Road is the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road linking China, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. This seemingly pure economic strategy has strong political intentions behind. This development strategy underlines China’s ambition to grow its soft power in the world. For example, one of the key area of focus on the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road is South China Sea, which is a disputed territory. To support One Belt, One Road, China founded the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This organization is competing against Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, which are two development banks that are led by Japan and U.S.. As the State Council, we need to not only recognize the short-term and long-term benefits of One Belt, One Road to every ministries, but also identify any short-term and long-term issues. How should the State Council address international criticisms? Also, will this strategy lead to innovative collaborations between ministries and other organizations?