Understanding China's refugee policy : state's mentality, decentralization and the rule of law
Chan, Xin Ying
Date of Issue2018-02-08
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
As China gets increasingly involved in global governance, it finds itself inseparable with the responsibility related to global refugee affairs. China had its first encounter with refugee related issue as early as 1950s, and different group refugees have never stop entering China since then. However, within this period, there had been a major shift in China's refugee policy, from a more accommodating policy (acceptance and resettlement) towards a tighter policy which fluctuated between temporary assistance and refusal and repatriation. Scholarships regarding China's refugee policy remained scarce today. Hence, this dissertation will look into the underlying logic that cause such shift and argue that the changing of state's mentality towards refugee issues, the decentralization of regulatory and the lack of the culture of rule of law have contributed such trend in the past five decades.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science