The contemporary political history of Guangzhou

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Guangzhou to Expand Direct Vote of Village Committees
China News Digest, 29 March 2002. Residents of all 1180 villages in the suburban area of Guangzhou will be able to vote in their village committee members next month, compared to 70 percent of villages allowed direct election by the government in 1999.
Villagers Given Right to Nominate Candidates in Election
China News Digest, 26 April 2002. Villagers participating in this year's election of village committees in Guangzhou will be able to nominate their own candidates instead of voting candidates picked by local Communist Party branches.