Attitude towards Democracy in China: A case study of Chinese Labour Working in Pakistan

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Shahnawaz Mangi
Dr Bahadur Ali Soomro
Ghulam Mustafa Gaho


Due to the state’s restrictions, researchers have ignored the measurement of democratic behaviour, perception and attitude in China. Present study is taking the advantage of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in order to fill this gap. In this regard, Chinese labour working in various cities of Pakistan were selected as the respondents. Participants were given three choices (income, occupation and self-perception) to declare their social class. Present study finds higher democratic attitude towards democracy in those respondents who belong to middle class as compared to the upper and lower classes. Besides, the study highlights that people who have experienced new occupations, showed attitude towards democracy. Adversely, the participants, who were satisfied with government’s performance and their income, were found inclined towards the authoritarian system. Furthermore, new occupational experiences and attachments increase the democratic desire, which ultimately enhances attitude towards democracy.

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