Beijing, 6 December 2021 (TDI): A special issue was published by the Press Office of the International Department of CPC Central Committee, China. The theme of the issue is an all-encompassing concept of a Whole-Process People’s Democracy.
The issue has varying articles on the theme, the Concept of Democracy as underlined by the President of China, Xi Jinping as well as case studies that represent Chinese Democracy.
Xi Jinping on Democracy
President Xi emphasized the implementation of a Whole-Process People’s Democracy that is for the people and not for the political motives of a state. He states that Democracy is not a mere adornment; instead, it is for the people’s well-being.
China’s whole system stems from the Whole-Process People’s Democracy where humanity is the main determinant and is upheld by the CPC and the Chinese people.
Xi Jinping put forth six principles for the People’s Congress System; Leadership of the Communist Party of China, Law-based governance, Modernization of the national governance system and capabilities, Socialism with Chinese characteristics, people are the masters of the country must be guaranteed through systems and Democratic centralism.
Whole-Process People’s Democracy
In addition, the issue also discusses the basic tenets of the Whole-Process People’s Democracy. The Whole Process People’s Democracy is an extensive and omni-directional process.
A truly democratic system guarantees that the people can administer national, economic, social, and cultural affairs per the law. It facilitates leadership transitions in an orderly and lawful manner.
Furthermore, it ensures that people can openly express their demands. China’s socialist democratic system is based on the wishes and needs of the whole of society.
According to Whole-Process People’s Democracy, an adequate democratic system always takes root in and draws nourishment from its soil. Not as imposed by any other’s ideas or dictates, as the West does.
China disavows military intervention and so-called democratic modification as nothing but harm. A world of development and peace must embrace civilizations of various forms along with accommodating multifarious paths to modernization.
The issue also discusses the White paper that was recently published by China’s State Council Information Office. It documents China’s journey to moderate prosperity in all respects or Xiaokang.
It is titled “China’s Epic Journey from Poverty to Prosperity.” The paper elucidates how the realization of moderate prosperity marks a vital step toward national resurgence.
Aside from the above, the special issue presents various cases that substantiate the concept of China’s Whole-Process People’s Democracy.
Local Legislative Outreach Office in Hongqiao Neighborhood in Shanghai is an epic example. It directly solicits the opinion and ideas of the public, depicting the tangible manifestation of China’s efforts to implement new mechanisms of democracy along with expanding the existing mechanisms.
Another example is the Courtyard Meeting Hall in a Hutong Community in Beijing where the community workers and resident representatives can hangout out with the Chinese President.
China’s democracy is that approachable, unlike other divisive models. Such courtyard meeting halls can be found in many other parts of the country, as well.
Lei Wenfang, the Party branch secretary of the Heichi village commingles with the local people to discuss their wants and needs, routinely. Lei has been a National People’s Congress (NPC) deputy for two successive terms. During her tenure, she has regularly visited households.
According to Lin Zhiyun, who is the Deputy Secretary of the Standing Committee of Tianhe District People’s Congress in Guangzhou; the main focus is the fair use of the government’s budget for the people’s benefit. The supervision process to do so initiates even whilst the budget is still being decided.
The Communist Party of China holds the banner of People’s Democracy high by assuring that the Chinese people are the focal point of the decision-making process as well as the rightful beneficiaries.