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Leftist Magazine Closed for Criticizing Jiang's Idea

China News Digest, 14 August 2001

[CND, 08/14/01] A leftist magazine Seeking the Truth (Zhenli de Zhuiqiu) was closed down for criticizing the idea of allowing capitalists to join the Chinese Communist Party by boss Jiang Zemin, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. In response to criticism from within the party, Jiang reportedly ordered members to study his speech given on July 1st. (Dong LIU)