No Democracy for China Says a Senior Chinese Leader - But what do most people in China want?

No Democracy for China, Says Prominent Official
VOA - Thursday, March 10th, 2011

A senior Chinese leader says his country will never embrace democracy or other Western-style political reforms.

Wu Bangguo made the assertions Thursday during a speech before the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing. Mr. Wu, the chairman of the NPC, told the delegates that China's leaders have made “a solemn declaration” that they will not adopt a multiparty system of democracy.

He also dismissed the notion of separating power between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, or adopting a federal style of government that delegates broad powers to local and regional administrations.

The Chinese Communist Party has ruled the country with a tight grip since 1949, when Mao Zedong's forces defeated the Nationalists in a civil war.

No Democracy for China, Says Prominent Official
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