Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, February 08, 2016

"These are not the droids you are looking for."

Well, maybe they are, but no one will openly admit it. And it seems that Xi has a new name for democratic centralism: consultative democracy.

Xi extends greetings to non-CPC parties, invites valuable advice
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged non-communist parties to make greater contribution in accomplishing ambitious development goals in the new year.

Xi and party leaders
Xi made the remarks at a gathering… in Beijing, extending Lunar New Year's greetings to all people from non-communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and those without party affiliations, an official statement said…

Xi said he appreciated the work and efforts of the non-communist parties and personages in providing valuable suggestions and ideas, and he expected even greater contributions from them in the new year.

He called for more consultation between the CPC and non-CPC political parties as one of the key aspects of the consultative democracy with Chinese characteristics…

Consultative democracy is defined as a democratic pattern led by the CPC that sees all sections of society consulted on major issues before and during policy-making processes.

Xi said the non-communist parties and personages can serve as an abundant think tank, and he called for more valuable advice, especially on major and difficult issues concerning economic development and comprehensive deepening reform…

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