Study on the Adjustment Procedures of Administrative Division in China: From The Perspective of Text Analysis

Liyan HU


Driven by new urbanization strategy, the administrative division becomes the hot point of public view. However, due to the absence of the legal procedures, in the process of administrative division adjustment, some local people’s appeals have not been responded, which sometimes led to group incidents against social stability. In order to meet the requirements to comprehensively promote the rule of law, the 3th plenary session of 18th CPC Central Committee proposed strict procedures of administrative division adjustment programs, and the 4th Plenary Session proposed to improve the decision-making mechanism in accordance with the law. After carefully combing laws and regulations promulgated by the central and local governments at all levels or Ministry of Civil Affairs, we found that there are many deficiencies in the legal effect, legislative quality, procedures specification, follow-up mechanism and so on. This paper, from the perspective of text analysis, and based on careful reviews, analysis and assessment of the current procedural provisions, gives suggestion of improving the adjustment procedure of administrative division, and provides reference for the legislation of administrative division in the future in the connection of administrative law theory and administrative procedure system.


Administrative division; Procedures; Text analysis

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Dai, J. L. (2009). Administrative division and place name management (p.1). China Society Press.

Xiao, D. H. (2005). The law thinking on the problem of administrative division adjustment. Journal of three Gorges University.



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