Shaanxi Provincial Planning Office for Philosophy and Social Sciences has announced the Notice of Approving the Establishment of the 3rd List of Key Research Bases of Philosophy and Social Sciences in Shaanxi Province. The Legal Research Center for Social Stability and National Security in Northwest China applied by Northwest University of Political Science and Law(NWUPL), led by Professor Yang Zongke, was approved as one of the key research bases. This is the second key research base of philosophy and social sciences established in the university, preceded by the Collaborative and Innovative Research Center for Social Policy and Public Opinion Evaluation.
With the guideline of serving the special needs of the country, the Research Center has long devoted attention to the issues of violence and terror, religious extremism, national solidarity and social development in Northwest China. It has also maintained long-term contact and cooperation with the executive departments in Shaanxi, Xinjiang and other provinces and autonomous regions, as well as with public institutions like subway companies. Researches have been carried out on such related issues as “the contradiction between judicial tradition and contemporary transformation in the western region”, “changes of basic-level social management mode”, “the unification of legal system in the perspective of legal diversification”, “the development of legal undertakings and social stability in the western region”, and “the major judicial practice of basic-level judiciary in the western region”. A series of achievements have been obtained, which have received comments and instructions from Party and national leaders.