[CND, 08/16/01] In his speech in July 1st Ceremony celebrating 80th birthday of the Chinese Communist Party, JIANG Zemin lifted the ban on private businessmen from joining the party. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports on Monday, that one of the rich private business men in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, will become the first in the country to be formally inducted into the Chinese Communist Party.
According to a recent decision by CCP's Central Organization
Department, Mr. NAN Cunhui, founder of one of Wenzhou's largest
private firms - Chint Group in Wenzhou city, will be the first set to
join the ranks of the
red capitalists. Local CCP organization
department had spoken to Mr. Nan and was working on details to accept
private businessmen into the party.
Chairman Nan has a very good chance of becoming one of the first
private businessmen to join the party following the Party
Secretary-General JIANG Zemin's July 1 speech, SCMP cited YAN
Juezhong, secretary of the company's Communist Party group as
saying. The electronic appliance producer has 8,000 employees and
generated 4.2 billion yuan (US$ 0.52 billion) in sales last year.
In my opinion, chairman Nan is not yet a party member but he has
joined the party in his mind, Mr. Yan said.
His sense of
bonding with the party, his understanding of the party and his support
to our work are all beyond most ordinary party members.
SCMP said that, Chinese President and CCP General Secretary JIANG Zemin, Vice-President HU Jintao and various officials from the Central Party School have visited Wenzhou over the past year. NAN Cunhui was one of the private rich businessmen interviewed by the visitors. The trips made by high ranking officials from Beijing helped to convince Mr. Jiang that it was better to accept businessmen than exclude them in current situation of the party. (Bo XIONG)