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The Importance of Rural Village Elections in China

Cheng Li, director of research and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, was part of a small Carter Center delegation that traveled to China in March to advance the Center's programming efforts there. These include working to help standardize the vast array of electoral procedures taking place in local communities and foster better governance, as well as rural and urban community building and civic education about rights, laws, and political participation.

Listen to Cheng Li share his thoughts on the importance of rural village elections from the March 10, 2010, balloting in Hetao Village, Shizi Township, Yanjin County, Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province.

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Join Brookings Institution Scholar Cheng Li in the Field to Study Progress in China's Rural Village Elections
http://www.cartercenter.org/news/features/p/china/brookings-scholar-studies-china-elections.html

Learn more about the Carter Center's China Program:
http://www.cartercenter.org/peace/china_elections/index.html

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