Chinese activists came forth in unprecedented numbers to compete as independent candidates in the 2011-12 local people's congress elections throughout China, directly challenging the ruling Chinese Communist Party within the electoral arena. In response, the government threatened, harassed and obstructed the campaigns of these candidates, and as a result only a handful of independent candidates made it onto the official ballots, let alone win the elections.
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- Political Science
- Asian studies
- Independent candidates
- Local elections--China.
- Political participation--China.
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-172)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Social justice and human rights