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China's Experiment with Democracy

ChinaFile | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
ChinaFile

If we compare electoral competitive democracy with deliberative democracy, the former undermines one-party domination, so the [Chinese Communist] Party is afraid of it. But deliberative democracy lets people add their voices to concrete policies, which makes government more responsible and accountable, without challenging the CCP. That is one of the fundamental reasons the 18th Party Congress emphasized that deliberative democracy is important for China. It involves people in the decision making process but does not change the power structure.

Who's Who In Chinese Politics?

Posted 11.08.2012 | World

Every 10 years, China undergoes a highly secretive selection process in which a generation of Communist Party leaders pass the baton on to their young...