Taiwanese Election Weathers Chinese Influence Efforts

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost its legislative majority in the country’s general election on Saturday, but its presidential candidate Lai Ching-te was elected with 40 percent of the vote. Chinese...

China Under Scrutiny In Kenya’s Presidential Election

Votes are currently being tallied for Tuesday’s presidential election in Kenya, in which relations with China comprised a major campaign theme. The two main candidates, former deputy president William Ruto and former prime...

Why China Raged Over America’s “Summit for Democracy”

A United States-led democracy summit elicited a ferocious Chinese propaganda campaign aimed in part at redefining democracy in the Party’s own terms. The U.S.’ virtual Summit for Democracy, “part pep rally and part policy...

Chinese Democracy in 9 Screenshots

The United States-led “Summit for Democracy”, which kicked off on December 8, is designed to reverse the trend of global democratic “backsliding.” It touched a nerve in China, triggering a wave of state- and Party-directed...

China Critic Wins Zambian Election

Africa’s largest copper producer has elected and sworn in a new president, “anti-China” candidate Michael Sata. During his campaign, Sata accused Chinese mining companies of exploitation, while decrying the...

No elections, no democracy – Wang Changjiang

From chinaelections.org; 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 […]

Beijing fears independent candidate, arrests democracy campaigner – SCMP

From AsiaNews.it: Yao Lifa, a symbol of democratic political activism, was arrested together with another five independent candidates in Hubei. Released after six hours, he called on 900 million Chinese voters not to give into the Party’s fraud and to use their vote. He was trying to challenge the Communist Party’s dominance over local elections […]

Guangdong people’s congress offers suggestions for the revision of China’s election law

From China Elections and Governance: “China is going to revise its Election Law due to new dynamics of the direct elections of people’s congress deputies at the county and township levels.  A revision draft was presented to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in August 2004.  Recently, the NPC has dispatched several […]



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