democratic parties

China’s Other Parties: Pluralism, Without the Mess

At The New York Times, Andrew Jacobs probes the role of China’s eight “democratic parties”, for which the annual Two Sessions offer an unusually prominent stage. “They are fake parties, just a mirage created...

Christopher Bodeen: China’s Other Political Parties Powerless

From AP, via The Washington Post: They’re smart, energetic, urbane – and powerless. China’s communists permit no real opposition but allow the existence of eight other parties that serve as advisers, nominal critics and cheerleaders. None challenges the communists’ policies or their monopoly on power, and members say that suits them just fine. “The Communist […]

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.