China Paper Blasts Western-style Democracy

From AP:

China’s ruling Communist Party called Wednesday for its members to reject Western-style democratic notions amid a brewing debate on the direction of future political reform.

In an editorial in its flagship People’s Daily newspaper, the party criticized multiparty democracy and separation of powers as inefficient and divisive.

China’s system of “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics” has proven best suited to the country’s conditions and must be upheld and strengthened, said the editorial, which is to be published in Thursday’s paper but appeared on its website on Wednesday evening.

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