Thursday, December 1, 2005
The Ministry of Justice recently issued the 2005 list of ministry-level legal research projects approved for funding. A quick review shows that the term 和谐 (hexie: harmony), associated with Hu Jintao's leadership, appears in the title of seven of the 134 approved projects. In the list of 94 projects approved in 2003 (I couldn't find the 2004 list on line), the term does not appear at all.
CORRECTION (4 Dec. 2005): A reader has helpfully pointed me to a web site where all the projects from 2001 to 2005 may be found: lawstudy.gov.cn/project/wangnian/index.asp. The term 三个代表 (sange daibiao: the Three Represents), associated with Jiang Zemin, appears in only one project, in 2001. Hexie (harmony) appears in no projects until 2005, when it appears (as noted above) seven times.