Opaque ritual procedures and poker faces at China's parliamentary sessions are, of course, a sign of disdain for the people. Photo: AFP

Poker faces at China's NPC sessions fail to hide leaders' eroding legitimacy

Lanxin Xiang believes a system of political pluralism, in line with Confucian tradition, is vital

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Opaque ritual procedures and poker faces at China's parliamentary sessions are, of course, a sign of disdain for the people. Photo: AFP
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