The Carter Center

A First Hand Look at China’s Rural Village Elections

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.

Watch Cheng Li share his thoughts from a March 10, 2010 balloting in Hetao Village, Yunnan Province »