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"Get behind me Satan": No religion for the Chinese Communist Party members
Zhu Weiqun, vice president of the United Front rails against religious conversions in the Chinese Communist Party. At least one third of executives believe in some "religious superstition" because disillusioned by corruption and lack of ideals of communist ideology. The revival of Maoist tone is a sign of an internal power struggle ahead of the imminent change of leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao.
The new Minister for Education and education problems in China
The government replaces Zhou Ji with Yuan Guiren, and the decision unleashes the popular demands for a new course in schools in the country. A researcher: "It's time to restore religion to education."
The return of Maoism. Chinese Communist Party self destructs
All factions have agreed to suppress any sign of dissent, that could lead to a dreaded "jasmine revolution". But this persecution will only further distance the country from the international community. The analysis of one of the sharpest experts on the political reality in China
30th anniversary of downfall of Gang of Four passes unobserved
Chinese historians and academics say the current leadership allows all sensitive anniversaries to pass by in silence, to avoid any confrontation with history. But this has created a void in the population's awareness of national history.
Xi Jinping’s schizophrenia: no political reform some (minimal) economic reform
The "dream" of reforms seems gone, and Xi is increasingly using Maoists tones: gagging the press, eliminating dissidents, rewriting the Party’s history to clear the slate of its errors, and God. Minimum changes made to economy to avoid damaging the interests of princes and senior cadres of the Party. Six months after the takeover of Xi, the analysis of an expert.
Guiyang, protesters in support of Bo Xilai: The Party envy you, we love you
A group of demonstrators gathered this morning in front of the court in the capital of Guizhou to support the disgraced former secretary of Chongqing. But his trial not held there and perhaps hasn’t even begun. The event, experts explain, "shows that the Maoists still exist in China."
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