The elections are the first step in selecting representatives to the top law-making body. Photo: AFP
The elections are the first step in selecting representatives to the top law-making body. Photo: AFP

China is touting its ‘whole process democracy’ as the superior model. So how does it work in practice?

  • Beijing is stepping up its attempts to portray its system as more representative and effective than the US model
  • The only direct elections take place at grass-roots level, and even there candidates and voters alike have complained their voices are being silenced

The elections are the first step in selecting representatives to the top law-making body. Photo: AFP
The elections are the first step in selecting representatives to the top law-making body. Photo: AFP
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