No elections, no democracy – Wang Changjiang

From; translated by Michael Huang:

Editor’s Note: Wang Changjiang is a reform minded scholar who works at the Central Party School in Beijing. This article appears in a local Beijing newspaper, not in the journal of Seeking Truth where Sheng Huaren, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, described elections in China as an indispensable means of translating the will of the Party into the willingness of the people and accused Western organizations of using elections to destabilize China The writing of Wang Changjiang may simply be an academic argument for adopting elections as a way to address political and social problems but Shang’s piece is policy directive. However, in China, the difference between advocacy and policy is sometimes only paper thin. To read the article in Chinese Ê≠£Á°ÆËƧËØÜÈÄâ‰∏æÔºöÊ≤°ÊúâÈÄâ‰∏æÂ∞±Ê≤°ÊúâÊ∞ë‰∏ª, click here. [Full Text]

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