The Party Construction Research Center, which is part of the Organization Department, recently published a research report showing the results of a survey that was conducted in 2013. It was based on 3,045 questionnaires collected from 16 provinces and districts. The topic was improving the credibility of the process for selecting candidates for Party cadres. Those surveyed expressed the following concerns regarding the selection process: the leader has the final say; the election process is simply a formality; illegitimate practices are often serious; and the evaluation criteria lack accuracy.
Source: People’s Daily, July 6, 2014