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More Chinese officials selected through competitive elections, reflecting increased fairness

07-26-2010 15:42 BJT

by Xinhua Writer Li Huizi

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Three key Ministry of Public Security (MPS) department heads have taken office after several rounds of "competitive elections," reflecting increased openness, fairness and democratic decision-making in the selection of officials.

The three new MPS bureau heads are: Wu Heping, director of the Publicity Department; Liu Yuejin, director of the Drug Control Bureau; and Bi Xiaoming, head of the Bureau for Retirees.

The three were selected out of the 311 candidates who were interviewed for the positions.

Yang Fengrui, former Drug Control Bureau director and Liu's predecessor, said 35 people recommended themselves for the three posts and that other candidates were recommended by colleagues and superiors.

"The selection process was greatly opened to voters' views, enabling them to elect the most capable people. Previously, only leaders could nominate candidates, and the selection process was opaque," Yang said.

During the interviews, candidates were asked professional questions that were "closely related to the positions they were vying for."

The nine judges were officials from the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection; the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, which is in charge of officials' selection; the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; and the MPS itself.

During the selection process, judges elicited the opinions of both high-level officials and ordinary members of the departments.

Wang Yixing, deputy director of the MPS General Office, said the election of the three bureau heads is "a guide for future elections of MPS officials."

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