China to issue first white paper on democracy
Updated: 2005-10-19 06:01
The Information Office of the State Council will issue a white paper on the
country's political democracy today.
This will be the Chinese Government's first white paper on political
democracy, an official with the office told Xinhua yesterday.
The white paper, entitled "Building of Political Democracy in China," will
give a detailed account of the inception, development, contents and principles
of the country's political democracy, the official said.
It will also mention the problems the country has to overcome in its building
of political democracy, and the major steps to be taken to reform its political
system, he said.
The document is divided into 12 parts, including the
people's congress system, the system of ethnic regional autonomy, grassroots
democracy in urban and rural areas, and respecting and safeguarding human
rights, he said.