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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

China's parliament: Power to the people?


BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China's parliament: Power to the people?:


Phil Deans from London University said this years Congress will mark another turning point for the Chinese Communist Party.

'Chinese communism has always been an atypical variant of Marxism Leninism,' said Mr Deans.
'But I think the direction it's moving, in the total marketisation of the Chinese society, the party has all but completely abandoned its historical socialist mission. "


I think that in the main Deans is correct. I think we may be witnessing the continuation and maybe the accelerating of change, but, this is not going to be an overnight thing, it will take several generations to become fully implemented.