In my inaugural editorial for Beijing Review, I take a look at recently concluded Two Sessions gathering in China and what it might mean for the country and the world.
Meanwhile, whole-process democracy—a term that irks the West—remained a central theme at the Two Sessions.
“Whole-process people’s democracy integrates process-oriented democracy with results-oriented democracy, procedural democracy with substantive democracy, direct democracy with indirect democracy, and people’s democracy with the will of the state. It is a model of socialist democracy that covers all aspects of the democratic process and all sectors of society. It is true and high-quality democracy that works,” said a government white paper titled China: Democracy That Works.