CCP Activities 3.21-3.27 (Party Watch V1 I2)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Following the annual “two meetings,” the CCP leadership is focusing attention on strengthening legal protections and social services in order to foster innovation and economic growth, as it works to advance the creation of a moderately prosperous society. The 24 March cooperation agreement between the CCP Central Committee General Office and Russia’s Presidential Executive Office is the first of its kind, and signifies the CCP Central Committee’s desire to coordinate routine cooperation in development efforts and international affairs. The CCP leadership continues to put pressure on the incoming Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration in Taiwan to accept the … Continue reading CCP Activities 3.21-3.27 (Party Watch V1 I2)

How Chinese Analysts Understand Taiwan’s Geostrategic Significance

Image Credit: East Asia satellite image via Shutterstock.com  By David Gitter The Taiwan problem is not only a problem between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait; its overall development trend will also be decided by the East Asian-Western Pacific region’s great power relations, and by the region’s geopolitical situation. Many seasoned observers of cross-strait relations might be surprised to know that the above quote comes from the study materials of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Central Party School – but they should not be. In an age where Beijing controls the narrative surrounding Taiwan as solely the domain of China’s … Continue reading How Chinese Analysts Understand Taiwan’s Geostrategic Significance

PARTY WATCH: CCP Activities 3/14-3/20

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY China’s 13th Five Year Plan and related development policies demonstrate that innovation and large-scale reform are viewed as critical to realizing the leadership’s goals of achieving a moderately prosperous society, a strong military, and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. China’s non-public sector is viewed as a source of innovation, but also as ideologically unreliable. In order to control and limit reform and innovation to the economic sphere, the CCP will continue its efforts to instill “core socialist values” in its citizens. United front work increasingly endeavors to both channel the resources of all groups to … Continue reading PARTY WATCH: CCP Activities 3/14-3/20

PARTY WATCH: CCP Activities 3/7-3/13

Copyright © 2016 Party Watch by David Gitter, All rights reserved. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2016 National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference are being used to emphasize Party discipline and Xi Jinping’s indisputable leadership, which are believed to be necessary for pushing through the economic and military reforms that can facilitate China’s moderately prosperous society. Fostering domestic innovation and seeing through reforms are viewed as indispensable if China is to create a stable economic growth engine and world-class military. However, Party leaders continue to exhibit lingering fears that loosening controls may lead to threatening political ideas and diminished loyalty to the … Continue reading PARTY WATCH: CCP Activities 3/7-3/13

Party Discipline and Central Military Commission

  Party Committee’s Must Adhere to Proper Work Methods Central Commission for Disciplinary Inspection (CCDI) 3.01  The CCDI explains that the Party committee is the core of the CCP’s political life, and key to all endeavors in every region, department, and unit (单位). As such, the committee secretary must avoid arrogance and place all problems on the discussion table. Proper guidance is to be found in Xi Jinping’s relevant comments and Mao Zedong’s guidance for Party Committees, “the Party Committee’s Work Methods” (《党委会的工作方法》). Party committee’s should uphold democratic centralism, which is the concept that matters can be debated democratically inside … Continue reading Party Discipline and Central Military Commission

Recent United Front Work

  Democratic Parties Must Support CCP’s Message, Policies United Front Work Department, China Daily 2.29  Referencing Xi Jinping’s recent speech at a conference discussing CCP media propaganda work and its related Party loyalty, an article published by the United Front Department explained that China’s united front democratic parties must also adhere to central propaganda requirements in order to guide public opinion and support China’s great national rejuvenation and China Dream.  The recent conference and media tour by Xi is a response to a decline in public trust in traditional media sources, which are under siege by other independent sources of … Continue reading Recent United Front Work

Recent CCP Propaganda Work

Economic Reform Deepens, Chinese Consumption Strengthens The State Council Information Office, Xinhua 2.29  The announcement of a new state enterprise reform measure, named the “10 Pilot Programs” (十项试点), is said to signify overall deepening structural reform in China. Praise was given to reform progress in recent years, including: the overall success of 181 key reform missions set by the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms, the completion of 261 reform missions by relevant central departments, and the results of 785 reform measures by various other actors. The article cited strengthening Chinese consumption as having a positive influence on supply … Continue reading Recent CCP Propaganda Work