Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Approved, not elected

Here's the Chinese report on a by-election. Who voted? And what were the campaigns like?

Four approved as lawmakers by China's national legislature
China's top legislature on Saturday approved the membership of four new national lawmakers.

Zhang Qingwei, Xia Baolong, Lu Xinshe and Jiang Dingzhi, who are respectively the acting provincial governors of Hebei, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hainan, were approved as deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC).

The four were elected into NPC deputies through by-elections organized by the standing committees of local provincial people's congresses in September…

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