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BBC Reporter Tries To Help A Chinese Woman Voice Her Anger And This Happens

It's clearly written in the constitution of China that any individual whose age is more than 18 can run for the elections independently. But, this has become a futile exercise for those who try to claim for the ballot.

A BBC reporter drove to the outer village of Beijing to meet Liu Huizhen, an old woman who wants to take part in the coming election, but the consequences that reporter faced and the way that woman was treated by the Chinese authorities, reveals a lot about China and their political ethics.

BBC Reporter Tries To Help A Chinese Woman Voice Her Anger And This Happens

BBC Reporter Tries To Help A Chinese Woman Voice Her Anger And This Happens

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When the reporter tried to reach out to her.

When the reporter tried to reach out to her.

According to Chinese law, ten fellow nominations are needed for anyone to stand in the election and to get the ballot as an independent candidate.

She deserved to campaign

She deserved to campaign

But, she can't even get out of her home, and she's not allowed to campaign. China is not a democratic country. We all know that, but stopping a person from exercising what is written in the constitution is completely wrong.

Under surveillance.

Under surveillance.

She is living under constant surveillance. A reporter was trying to reach out to this courageous woman to understand what she's going through and what are her further plans, but he was stopped midway.

Not a puppet.

Not a puppet.

As he approached her door, unidentified men in a casual dress surrounded him and blocked his way to get inside the house. Somehow this man managed to knock the door and what happened next is shocking and heart-rending.

In this picture, Ms. Liu, who wanted to run for the election.

In this picture, Ms. Liu, who wanted to run for the election.

She came out and decided to speak openly about her democratic rights, and that she intends to practice them. But before she could speak any further, forcefully the door was shut down by those unidentified men.

She then tried some other ways to reach out to a reporter...

She then tried some other ways to reach out to a reporter...

Hoping that this interview may help Liu in reaching to millions of Chinese people, she opened her window and started sharing her views. Those men closed the windows too.

World's largest election.

World's largest election.

The five-yearly election in China is considered as the world's largest election. And there are some obvious reasons behind calling it as the greatest because China leads the population chart, and this is the only time when Chinese people get to raise their voice. The views matter or not, that's debatable.

This week it is Beijing's turn.

This week it is Beijing's turn.

According to state-run media, 900 million people will cast their ballots. As a result, to which, more than 2.5 million deputies will get selected to take place in thousands of 'people's congresses'. Those locals will select the town and state level of congresses above them.

She's 59-year-old, Ye Jingchun.

She's 59-year-old, Ye Jingchun.

The residents' committee called a meeting to announce the approved list of candidates, Ms. Ye is not on this list. A police officer stopped the reporter from talking to Ye, but somehow he managed to catch her later.

Ms Ye informed the reporter about how she struggled to choose one delegate out of many, and they all did not belong to her place. She didn't even know them. Ye Jingchun decided to 

It can be assumed from the whole scenario.

It can be assumed from the whole scenario.

China, who considers Democracy as a threat to the society has counter-attacked its beliefs by treating these candidates this way. It comes out in the light that even a single woman candidate shakes the very premise of the whole Chinese political system.

The story doesn't end here, it begins.

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