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Developing democracy

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 November, 2007, 12:00am

What Li Yuanchao said yesterday

Respect and protect party members' democratic rights

Make party affairs transparent and encourage freedom of discussion within party

Improve party congress systems and working mechanisms of local party committees at all levels to avoid concentrating power in standing committee

Make Politburo regularly report work to Central Committee and accept its supervision. This system also to be applied at local levels

Introduce voting system among party committees for important decisions and appointments of officials

Reform intraparty election system

Expand intraparty democracy at grass-roots levels

What Hu Jintao said last month

Expand intraparty democracy to develop people's democracy and increase intraparty harmony to promote social harmony

Make Politburo regularly report work to Central Committee and accept its supervision. This system also to be applied at local levels

Adopt tenure system for congress delegates and implement system of party congresses with fixed term on a trial basis in selected counties, cities and districts

Give ordinary party members greater rights in internal procedures, including system of voting by party committees

What Jiang Zemin said in 2002

Adhere to and improve democratic centralism, and enhance party's vitality, solidarity and unity

Establish and improve an inner-party democratic system that reflects will of party members and organisations

Explore ways to give play to role of delegates when party congresses are not in session

Inner-party electoral system needs to be reformed and improved

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