The Communist Party of the People's Republic of China

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Deepening rifts in the Chinese CP
By By Eva Cheng, Green Left Weekly, 28 September 1997. Argues that Deng Xiaoping's taking a capitalist road laid the ground for the geographic and interest group factionalism that culminated in September's 15th Party Congress, at which Jiang Zemin's Shanghai-Shandong faction prevailed through his combining top offices in his own hands.
CCP members urged to face new challenges
By David Hsieh, The Straits Times, 2 November 2000. President Jiang's confidant, Zeng Qinghong, sets the agenda for the party's 2002 congress at which some central committee men are expected to leave. The CCP will push forward a massive program of rejuvenation of its rank and file and call for greater freedom of expression to face the complex challenges of the times.
16th Congress to Find Ways to Promote More Women Cadres
By Tamara Perkins, China News Digest, 24 April 2001. Finding ways to correct gender imbalances in senior CCP and government positions will be a top priority. More women will be promoted in the next several months in anticipation of next year's 16th CCP Congress, when a new leadership roster will be announced. Women in high positions have become rare. The promotion of women runs parallel with another push to improve leading cadre quality.
China's Communist Party Biggest in World
China News Digest, 3 June 2001. Statistics on the social composition of the Party that are based on ethos and gender rather than class (brief).
Party more attractive to Chinese youth
China Daily, 5 June 2001. More and more young Chinese are joining the Communist Party of China. The number of CPC members reached 5.2 per cent of the country's population, with 46 per cent of them 45 or younger. 70% of new applications are 35 or younger. Almost one-third of in-school university students have applied for CPC membership.
China Embarks on Campaign to Improve Party Image
China News Digest 11 June 2001. The Chinese state propaganda machine will begin a campaign intended to improve the image of the CCP, in advance of the Party's 80th anniversary celebrations on July 1. Authorities also plan to increase media censorship, to extend control over domestic publications that do not keep to the party line. These domestic propaganda programs will displace popular imported TV dramas. Criticism of Jiang's Three Representatives campaign by the Party's Maoist wing.
Chinese Communist Party, at 80, debates future
By C. Raja Mohan, The Hindu, 02 July 2001. No one in China, and very few outside, will quibble with the CCP's justified claims about its crucial role in transforming China from a shambles at the turn of the 20th century to the second most powerful nation in the world today. There is a debate within the CCP on how to remain at the cutting edge of China's future. President Jiang Zemin has come up with a new theory, called the Three Represent[ative]s.
Building socialist democracy
By Li Tieying, China Daily, 5 July 2001. The three generations of collective leadership of the Party, represented by Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin, integrated the basic principles of Marxism with China's realities. Despite the twists and turns during the process—even such blunders as the cultural revolution (1966–76)—we have unprecedented achievements. The present socialist democratic system is suited to China's condition and is effective in practice.
Party Elections in Major Cities Ahead of 16th Congress
CND, 17 May 2002. Chinese Communist Party committees in Beijing and Shanghai are scheduled to conduct elections soon for new local party leaders. The elections are part of the preparations for the 16th Communist Party Congress to be held in October. Coastal provinces including Guangdong and Jilin are also scheduled to hold elections for their leadership positions in late May. Four additional provinces—Zhejiang, Shandong, Hubei and Shaanxi—will elect their leaders in June.