Last month we brought you a draft version of a rather incredible survey called the “Questionaire on the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC)” [sic]. We were told that “exquisite prizes will be presented to 3000 winners selected out of the overseas participants,” which seemed absurd. Were they expecting 10,000 respondents? Even so, that would mean 30 percent of entrants would get an “exquisite prize,” and really, how exquisite can the prize be then, huh? Readers who wondered whether the questionnaire was satire — even after we offered assurances that it was not — were justified in their skepticism.
Wonder no more. By going here and giving up some identifying info and completing the survey, you are eligible to be one of 3,000 people who wins “fine prizes.” Held by China Radio International and CIBN, the survey seems straightforward enough, though the questions are often leading, such as:
In your opinion, how will a CPC-led China influence the world after the meeting?
That’s to be expected though. It’s their party, they can do whatever they want. And they can invite whomever as well, such as the people below, who have left comments on the CRI site:
Name: Jeffy M. Sumilhig Time: 2012-9-7 20:15:23
I know the point that China will be the most powerful country in the world when it comes to economic policies. China is the second economical power in the world. So China needs new leadership for future. So the 18th National Congress of CPC is very important for China. hope they will settle the Islands of the South China Sea conflicts to have full understanding towards world peace. Thank you very much and have a great day!!
I have nothing to say to you, Jeffy. It’s because your name is Jeffy. No offense.
Name: A. K. M. Nuruzzaman Time: 2012-9-7 14:54:10
My heartiest greetings and best of luck of the 18th National Congress of the CPC.Best regards,
A. K. M. Nuruzzaman
Friends Online DX Association
J-12 Seroil, Ghoramara
Rajshahi – 6100
BANGLADESH IS AWESOME.
Name: mogire machuki Time: 2012-9-6 21:32:47
hi CRI ,
greetings from kenya.
Thanks for a such wonderful and enchanting survey.
I would like toknow whether you have received my filled survey since i have had problems sending it via internet. I would love to redo it if possible.
Name: Sultan Mahmud Time: 2012-9-6 1:55:24
I hope “18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC)” be successful.
From: Sultan Mahmud Sarker
Shetu Radio Fan Club
BANGLADESH IS THE LAND OF TIGER BLOOD AND ANGEL ROE!
Name: John James B. Time: 2012-9-5 18:36:55
This is to show that China is not only an economic example, but also political.
BJC will, of course, provide all the coverage you could possibly stand without killing yourself of the CPC National Congress when it actually happens. No idea when it’ll be. Stay tuned.