China: Where Democracy Lies – Global Voices Online

From Global Voices Online:

…”If I had the right to elect the deputies to the National People’s Congress,” says Bokee blogger Ren Binju fresh back from the polls, I sure wouldn’t have chosen any of them:

If I had the right to elect the deputies to the National People’s Congress, I’d definitely choose more people like Liang Shuming(Ê¢Åʺ±Ê∫ü), despite Chairman Mao‘s disagreement with his ‘care more, much more, for the peasants’. When Mao said Liang didn’t know the difference between a ‘big benevolent government’ and a ‘small benevolent government’, without hesitation he decided to go find Chairman Mao for a face-to-face debate, to speak reason to him or die trying. So brave, he was the the first to disavow the revolution. What China lacks is this kind of NPC representative….

If I had the right to elect the deputies to the NPC, I’d definitely choose people like Taiwan’s Li Ao. He dared interrogate Taiwan’s Minister of Defense Li Jie: “You’re like the Sun-Tzu for Americans, spending money to buy others’ broken weapons. Don’t you have any face?” He even brought tear gas into the legislature, yelling loudly at the politicians. What China lacks is NPC representatives like this, daring to speak the truth straight up….[Full Text]

Chinese post here.

November 13, 2006 8:36 PM
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