The Globe and Mail reports on the fate of several individuals who ran independent campaigns for local people’s congress positions. Beijing journalist Xu Chunliu, for example, was disqualified from running in his neighborhood because he works in another part of the city:
Mr. Xu’s case was sadly far from unique. All around China, most of those who decided to put China’s limited democracy to the test were bounced out on convenient (and often improbable) technicalities.
November 3, 2011