Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach is CDT's Executive Editor. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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Voting in China, a Distant Dream

In the New York Times, Yu Hua writes that most Chinese, including himself, have never even seen an election ballot: “I’m over 18,” still another asked. “Why can’t I vote?” “Because you have already been represented,” he was told. “The N.P.C. delegates and C.P.P.C.C. members are voting as your representatives, even though you have no clue who they are.” “Oh, so that’s how it works. Thanks

July 13, 2014

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July 11, 2014