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China Communist Party Elder Speaks Out Against Censorship

World Affairs (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Censorship has gone too far, contends Zhou Ruijin, 76, in an essay published in China in January and on Phoenix TV's ifeng.
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Religion ban for China Communist Party ex-officials

BBC News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
China has banned retired Communist Party members from believing in a religion or practising religious activities, state media report.

The Chinese Communist Party 1937-49 – The Unfolding of Historical Necessity: China's Great Revolution – Part Four

In Defense of Marxism - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
When the Sino-Japanese war began in 1937, the CCP had already been an exclusively rural party for almost ten years. As we pointed out previously, this was an improvisation born out of the party's confusion at Chiang's power grab. By 1935, when Mao ...
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Loyalty drive by China's Communist Party tells 88 million members to pay fees in person

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Communist Party is calling on cadres to pay membership dues “actively, on time and in person,” in its latest move to reinforce loyalty and adherence to party discipline.
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China bans retired Communist Party members from religion

Premier - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Christianity has come under repeated attack in China with pastors routinely detained. A programme to remove crosses from the roofs of churches is ongoing across the communist nation. China claims to guarantee religious freedom but party members have ...

'Armani Communist'

BBC News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
"You can only call yourself a true Communist when you wear Giorgio Armani Junior." Many of the comments revealed the resentment that some Chinese feel for those connected to the party elite who have become rich as a result of free market reforms which ...

Chinese Auto Leader Is Expelled From Communist Party - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Zhu Fushou, the former general manager of Chinese auto maker Dongfeng Motor Corp., has been expelled from China's Communist Party for "having seriously violated" party discipline, the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ...
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China Merges Two Communist Party-Backed Newspapers in Hong Kong

Radio Free Asia - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The two papers were long regarded as proxy mouthpieces for Beijing, and were sought after by politically savvy readers because they often carried the first indicators of policy changes at the top of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, in particular its ...
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China's Communist Party Uses WeChat Account to Give Away 300000 Yuan Lucky Money in Run Up to Lunar New Year

YIBADA English - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The Communist Party of China is catching up with Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and Tencent which developed a few years ago mobile apps that allow Chinese netizens to give red envelopes with lucky money via electronic means.
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Video Extols China's Party Slogans, Turning to Rap and Beethoven

New York Times - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
BEIJING - China's Communist Party propagandists turned to rap and Beethoven this week in their quest to reach a target audience often rendered indifferent to dull party slogans by lifelong consumption.

Communist Party Issues Detailed Criticism Against Brutal Chinese Ex-official

The Epoch Times - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
In 1999, the Chinese Communist Party began a campaign to root out Falun Gong, a popular spiritual practice. The ongoing repression is especially severe in Northeast China, where local Party officials have been noted for their enthusiastic participation ...
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Communist Party Expels China Southern Airlines Chairman

Latin American Herald Tribune - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Si “violated frugality rules” by playing golf with public funds and accepting gifts, and also broke financial rules in his management of the airlines, said China's anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, or CCDI, in ...
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China Says Its Students, Even Those Abroad, Need More 'Patriotic Education'

New York Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
BEIJING - Chinese students, already immersed in classes and textbooks that promote nationalist loyalty to the Communist Party as a bedrock value, must be made even more patriotic and devoted to the party, even when they are studying in universities ...

INSIGHT: What would 'anti-establishment' Lu Xun write about China under Xi's leadership?

Asahi Shimbun - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
BEIJING--Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to have a liking for Lu Xun, a leading author of modern Chinese literature, highly regarded as embodying the "spirit of the Chinese nation.

Maoism Marries Confucianism - How China's Communists Are Appropriating Confucius

Swarajya - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Why is the Communist Party so focussed on reviving Confucianism after relegating Confucius to the corner of China's past? Ceremonies were held in some Chinese cities on 28, September, 2015 to celebrate the 2,566th birth anniversary of Confucius.

Strike Two: Communist Youth League 'aristocracy' under fire again

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
High-flying former and serving Communist Youth League officials have again come under attack, with a party mouthpiece describing them on Tuesday as a group of ambitious aristocrats without the calibre to lead the country.
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CCTV's New Year Gala Draws Critique: More Monkey, Less Propaganda

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
But this year, content focused largely on songs like “Beautiful China” and “Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China.” Many Chinese viewers took to social media, demanding that the show not go on. Zi Rufang, chief editor of Yunnan ...
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China cracks down on Hong Kong publishers

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Among the books were Mistresses of the Chinese Communist Party, Secrets of Wives of Chinese Communist Party Officials and Women of the Shanghai Clique.
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State secrets or golf secrets? Murky case of Ling Wancheng tests China-US ties

The Guardian - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
China is said to have sought his return to face prosecution amid a general crackdown on corruption and dissent ordered by President Xi Jinping.
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Top China defector passes secrets to US

Financial Times - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
In his position as director of the general office of the Communist party of China between 2007 and 2012, Ling Jihua was the top aide to President Hu Jintao and was responsible for categorising and archiving all of the party's most secret and sensitive ...