“CCP’s Election, Not America’s”
Currently, local council representatives’ election
is in full swing in China. Two workers,
Liu Ping (laid off), and Wei Zhongping (employed)
in Xinyu city, Jiangxi run for the election
as independent candidates,
however both were threatened by police.
At 6:30PM, May 11, Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping
and supporters held up banners that read
“People’s Representative to be Elected by People.”
They stood before a supermarket
and gave their election speeches.
Over 200 people listened to their speeches.
They distributed flyers and interacted with the voters.
About 8 pm Deputy Police Chief of the local bureau
arrived with over 10 officers, filming the scene
and taking Liu’s election materials and posters.
They told Liu that it is illegal to put up banners
and make a public speech.
Yao Lifa, a local election specialist long suppressed
by CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) authorities
said that Liu and Wei did nothing wrong
in their election activities.
Yao: “It is legal for them to make a speech, distribute
materials and answer voters’ questions. Its not illegal
to put up banners to attract voters to vote for them.
No laws would prohibit them from doing so.”
Yao said that the election activities organized
by the local election committee were illegal.
No election information was released
and eligible voters don’t know how to vote.
Retired professor Sun Wenguang
from Shangdong University, said that the regime
actually controls the local elections.
Sun: “The elections were in fact controlled by
the local CCP authorities.
The CCP committees at various levels,
e.g., county, village, school, etc.
tightly control the entire election process.”
In 2007, Sun also run for the election
as an independent candidate,
but met with interferences by the authorities.
Sun: “They impose various impedances on you.
They do not allow you to distribute flyers;
they tear down your posters. Moreover,
they scare voters, saying ‘If you vote for Sun,
we can still track you down by handwriting’,
although the election is anonymous.
This way, you are separated from the voters.”
In the process of stopping Liu and Wei’s speeches,
the deputy police chief said: “This is CCP’s election,
not America’s election.”
Yao says the deputy chief spoke the truth,
revealing the real purpose of the CCP’s elections.
Yao: “I think he exposed the true face of the CCP.
His remarks equated to admitting the CCP’s elections
as unscrupulous, phony, relentless, anti-democratic,
and illegal. It is like saying that the CCP’s elections
have always been just a formality.”
Sun: “CCP elections are symbolic of its own nature.”
Sun: “It is nothing but one-party monopoly,
where the Party determines who can run
and who cannot. In reality,
this is no different from direct appointment.
This election is of course different from America’s.
In the U.S., everybody is entitled to elect
and to be elected.”
May 11, Liu Ping told BBC Chinese over the phone,
she was interfered with by police, and was afraid
of going out. She is worried she would disappear,
as the police are situated outside.
NTD reporters Li Jing ,Tang Rui and Zhou Ping