What It Was Like to Vote in China, My Story | Tea with Erping

In the West, voting is a civic duty. But Chinese people are technically “residents,” not “citizens” - we don’t have the rights that normal citizens enjoy and never get to participate in political life. The Party selects political candidates, decides policies, and punishes dissidents. The Party leadership makes a wish, and the People’s Congress would dutifully approve it; we, as ordinary people, have nothing to do with them. There is no such thing as a democratic election. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTyeg0gxIU8&t=52s

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