United Front Stages Unprecedented Filibuster at National People’s Congress

Saturday, March 9, 2013
National People's Congress

BEIJING — Emboldened by U.S. Senate Republicans, deputies from the United Front, a coalition of minor Chinese democratic parties, staged an unprecedented filibuster at the National People’s Congress Thursday morning to delay Xi Jinping’s nomination for the presidency.

Led by China Democratic League deputy Zhou Qian, members from the popular front spoke for more than 48 hours straight before yielding the floor this morning.

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