Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, April 01, 2011

Democratic centralism

And where, exactly, are the people represented in this system?

China says it will improve selection of leading city officials
China's leadership pledged Monday to improve the selection, training, evaluation and supervision of city-level top officials, including Party chiefs and mayors.

High-quality city officials are needed to improve governance, realize stable and fast economic growth, and long-term stability, said a statement issued after a meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, presided over by Chinese President Hu Jintao…

A city head should be loyal to the Party, the state and people, the statement said.

He or she should have a good understanding of governance, the perspective and quality of being a team leader, adopt a democratic style of decision making and behave according to the rules and laws, it said…

The country will reform the evaluation system of its officials so as to help them better understand the principles of Scientific Outlook on Development and competently self assess their work, it said…

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