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The Politics of China by Roderick MacFarquhar download in ePub, pdf, iPad

China practices a form of democracy that it calls socialist consultative democracy. In this sense, consultative democracy represents the grand product of our efforts to enrich and develop Marxist theories on democracy.

In this senseChina practices a

People's Congress members at the county level are elected by voters. Each local Bureau or office is under the coequal authority of the local leader and the leader of the corresponding office, bureau or ministry at the next higher level. Socialist consultative democracy exhibits distinctive features as well as unique advantages. The Chinese Communist Party considers China to be in the initial stages of socialism. Today the authority of China's leaders is much more tied to their institutional base.