Its called Communism , the USSR also had “elections ” , but the outcome was decided long before , who would be the successor . Some people these days , see only business suits , and economics when they think of China , and forget that they are still a Communist nation , with all that goes along with that . Dont forget old Joe’s purge of the 1930’s ………………just today , you cant quite be as open about it , and still hope to maintain favorable terms with other nations . I wonder how many of those suicides were ” assisted ” . Ever see the movie , Enemy at the gates ? Remember when Nikita K took over the situation , the scene where he hands the former commander a pistol , telling him that he might want to save them all the ” red tape ” . That flashed into my mind just now lol .