Interesting article on the BBC about a member of their parliament – sadly, they don’t go into the “no power” theme as much as I expected.
Still, an interesting read. Having 3000 delegates makes our 120 look rather small…
“I act as a bridge, which means I help the government promote its policies to the people and relay people’s opinions back to the government,” she said.
But that is not always as easy as it sounds. Over the past year she has often found herself caught in the middle of factory disputes.
The plant, which makes floor and wall tiles, is currently experiencing financial difficulties and work stopped for a brief period last year.
Workers at the factory are still bitter. They say managers cut their pay, and stopped them from looking for jobs elsewhere.
They are also angry at Ms Hu, who they say failed to help them sort out their grievances with the management.
One worker said there ought to be a different system to elect parliamentary representatives.
“The whole factory should be able to vote. Whoever wins the most votes should be elected,” said the worker, who did not want to be identified.
There were similar comments from nearby residents. People had heard of Ms Hu, but were not impressed with what she has achieved.