Capitalists Welcomed Into China Party Fold – Clifford Coonan

From Independent:

In the days of Chairman Mao, capitalists were “counterrevolutionaries” and “poisonous weeds”, but China’s Communist Party has ceded some ground of late to “capitalist running dogs” and now lists people like Chen Ailian, a sharp-suited entrepreneur, among the ranks of cadres.

She is a successful car component maker who sees no conflict between driving a Rolls-Royce and being a Party member. “Don’t stereotype a Communist Party member, who can also be modern, fashionable and open-minded,” she told the China Daily newspaper. [Full Text]

Read also 1,554 private entrepreneurs join China’s Communist Party last year by Xinhua.

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