Grassroots democracy quells rural unrest – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency (link):

In a study tour of Tibet, Wang Jinhong, a Chinese professor keen on grassroots democracy, was amazed to find that elections in remote villages had proceeded smoothly and efficiently.

“In voter registration, the nomination of candidates, election speeches and ballot counting, the principles of equality, fairness and openness have been fully observed,” said Prof. Wang with South China Normal University, in south China’s Guangdong Province.

He learnt that the election organizers had been trained in a China-European Union cooperative program on village governance.


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