In China, voters pick ‘Clinton,’ ‘Trump’ and ‘braised chicken’ over locals
Some voters in China’s local elections, which are held every five years, wrote in candidates who stood absolutely no chance. “If your vote doesn’t have any meaning, then why not just pick something that’s funny, or just pick in a satirical fashion?” says Li Fan, director of the World and China Institute.
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