As the opening of the 19th CPC National Congress draws near, the Communist Party of China once again becomes the center of global spotlight. In the past several decades, the CPC Congress system has matured to become one of the most important democratic systems in the country.
The delegates to the congress will deliberate on reports, discuss key issues and make decisions, and elect the new leadership of the central authorities. In a word, they are responsible for steering the nation in the right direction, which makes the process of choosing the delegates even more important.
Different from the demarcation of constituencies in some other countries based on geographic and administrative divisions, the electoral units for the CPC National Congress delegates are also demarcated by trade and professions, sectors and social groups. The delegates come from different sectors, which genuinely manifests the Party’s representation of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people.
How are the delegates chosen? Who are eligible? How is the election procedure supervised?