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S. (2007). Elections, democratic values, and economic development in rural China. Journal of Contemporary China, 16(50), 25–45. Chapter 2 The Social and System Background of Villagers’ Self-Governance The system of villagers’ self-governance in rural China has been in place for nearly three decades since a few villages in Guangxi Province decided to elect their own village leaders in late 1980 and early 1981. What began as a stopgap effort to fill a political vacuum with the dismantling of the commune system has developed into one of China’s most talked-about political reforms.
After the suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest movement, views on villagers’ self-governance diverged more severely at the central level. Some opponents reiterated that the provisional Organic Law had been divorced from rural China’s reality and it was “far ahead of its time”. Some even labelled the law “bourgeois libertarianism” condoned by purged Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang (Tang 1992: p. 44). Opponents therefore demanded that the law be revoked (Bai 2000). To determine whether the law should essentially be scrapped, the NPC, the Central Organization Department, the MoCA and the Ministry of Personnel dispatched a team of investigators to report on the performance of village-level organizations.
Roving ballot boxes are allowed to use for those old, weak, sick and disabled voters who cannot walk to the electoral meetings (Article 31). Candidates must win more than half the votes cast by voters to get elected. If there are more candidates winning more than half the votes than VC posts, the one who gets more votes wins (Article 33). Due to the looseness and vagueness of the 1992 Measures and, more importantly, due to the doubt and resistance of local officials, VC elections and the 1992 Measures were carried out in name only in most places of Shandong before 1998 (Xiao 2002b: p.