Assignment 1 - Copy - Chinese Legislature The U.S. Congress...

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Chinese Legislature The U.S. Congress uses bicameral legislation, comprising of two houses, Senate and House of Representatives, both houses balances power. The top leader is the president, leads for a 4 year term, up to two consecutive terms. The vice president leads the Senate. United States Constitution pursues executive, legislative and judicial independence. United States has mature political parties, for two hundred years the Democratic and Republican parties have alternated in power. This seemingly more balanced power over two parties is a fundamental difference between the US and China. China's government system is often referred as a "one-party dictatorship". The Chinese Communist Party has always been the highest ruling power and the party has authority over the entire government body, including national legislature and other government organizations. According to a statement by the Communist Party of China, which is "by the Communist Party under the leadership of multiple parties", China has no more than 10 democratic parties (http://english.people.com.cn/data/China_in_brief/Political_Parties/Democratic%20Parties.html), but they all must adhere to the Chinese Communists authority. The highest authority is the National People's Congress, responsible for making legislations, holding the real power. CPPCC is an advisory body, but has no real power. But regardless of the NPC and CPPCC, over the years many critics have described it as a "rubber stamp", working solely for the party's interests. [The National People’s Congress is the highest state body and the only legislative house in the People’s Republic of China] Hu Jintao is the current “Paramount Leader” and President of China. However, his humble upbringings had little to suggest he would become China’s leader. [Hu Jintao was born in
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Jiangyan at 1942. His family belonged to lower middle class in soicety. Hu attended Qinghua University, studying hydroelectric engineering. Just during the Cultural Revolution, Hu joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1964. Hu remained politically active throughout his political
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