Courtyard meetings offer glimpse into grassroots democracy

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-10-12 07:11
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"There is no urinal in the men's toilet. It is bizarre. "

"The paths are uneven. Many seniors have fallen down."

"I am wondering what was in the designers' heads? "

Collecting such harsh criticisms is part of the everyday job for 61-year-old Li Caixian, the head of a "courtyard meeting room" in Beijing's Caochang community.

The complaints came when Li visited a courtyard to solicit opinions and suggestions from denizens.

The "courtyard meeting room" is a self-governance organization for local residents, which is largely composed of retirees who are keen on public affairs.

Watch the video to find what China's grassroots democracy looks like.

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