Chinese Party Cells Spread – Mure Dickie

From Financial Times:

Almost 3m members of China’s ruling Communist party work for private companies, after a four-year drive to tighten ties with the fast-growing sector.

The push by the world’s largest political organisation has resulted in 80 per cent more party organisations in non-state enterprises, state media said on Tuesday. In 2002 there were 99,000 Communist cells operating in private business; at the end of last year there were 178,000.

Efforts to co-opt social groups and economic elites have extended the party far beyond its original rural and proletarian constituencies. [Full Text]


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