(BEIJING) CCP REPORT: National Radio & Television Administration has said that they want to cleanup broadcasting to remove and stop pornography and vulgar content #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.27: China’s broadcasting regulator said it will encourage online producers to create “healthy” cartoons and clamp down violent, vulgar or pornographic content, as Beijing steps up efforts to bring its thriving entertainment industry to heel…..

#AceDailyNews says that according to The National Radio and Television Administration said in an notice posted late on Friday that children and young people were the main audience for cartoons, and qualified agencies need to broadcast content that “upholds truth, goodness and beauty”.

China’s ruling Communist Party has stepped up a campaign to clean up its entertainment industry in recent months, taking action against “online idols” and promising tougher penalties for celebrities who engage in illegal or unethical behaviour.

The campaigns have been part of a wider effort to intervene in all aspects of the country’s culture and economy, with the government also promising to tackle inequality, soaring property prices and profit-seeking education institutions.

The Communist Party celebrated its centenary in July, and President Xi Jinping marked the occasion by promising to “enhance” the party’s powers and strengthen the unity of the Chinese people.

Reuters: Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by William Mallard

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.27: 2021:

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(ROME) JUST IN: The Vatican has accepted the nomination of Communist Party loyalist Father Joseph Cui Qingqi as the new bishop of Wuhan, who will be ordained on September 8. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.07: AsiaNews, the official press agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, reported Sunday that Father Cui was the only candidate put forward by Church bodies loyal to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to occupy the post in Wuhan…..

#AceDailyNews says that a Catholic Church to Ordain Communist-Friendly Bishop to Wuhan: Father Cui has a history of faithfully representing the interests of the CCP against clergy loyal to Rome.

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“Obviously, the Vatican was unable to refuse the appointment, even if the concrete possibilities of assessing its suitability were evidently limited,” AsiaNews added. Cui’s will be the fourth episcopal ordination since the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement on the naming of bishops.

In 2012, local clergy in Wuhan sought to decide on the reassignment of priests to parishes in the diocese without the approval of CCP authorities. They held a meeting for this purpose and drafted a list of assignments and transfers between parishes, under the leadership of Father Joseph Shen Guo’an, who had been temporarily in charge of the Wuhan diocese in the absence of a bishop.

Father Shen announced the reassignment of the priests during a solemn Mass in the diocese, which met with applause from the congregation, but government officials intervened soon afterward, interrogating the priests and warning against any changes.

In response, the authorities “recalled from Beijing another priest from the diocese, Father Cui Qingqi,” La Stampa reported at the time, who “was seen to be with government officials before arriving at the diocese.”

When Father Shen and others “resolutely implemented the transfer decision” against the wishes of the government, the provincial Religious Affairs Bureau dismissed Father Shen from his duties as the head of the diocese, along with several other priests.

In their place, the provincial authorities established a five-member management committee led by Father Cui Qingqi, “who is said to be close to the government,” Vatican Radio reported.

The installation of Father Cui was the government’s way of remedying what Vatican Radio described as “an escalating standoff between authorities and the Church in the province.”

At the launch of the new team, no priests or nuns except Fr. Cui were allowed to speak, the report stated, and the government’s reshuffle “effectively overrules church leaders in Wuhan who want to decide on the allocation of priests to parishes themselves.”

The 2012 elevation of CCP-friendly Father Cui was “the latest example of interference by authorities in Wuhan” in the internal life of the Church, Vatican Radio noted.

Over the past year and a half, Wuhan has drawn international attention as the origin of the China coronavirus pandemic.

AsiaNews noted that the consecration of the bishop of Wuhan “had long been hoped for, as proof and symbol of the autonomy of the official Church recognised and controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”

#AceNewsDesk report………Published: Sept.07: 2021:

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(BEIJING) CCP REPORT: Chinese pupils are returning to school with new textbooks peppered with “Xi Jinping thought”, as he aims to extend his personality cult to children as young as seven and rear a new generation of patriots #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.02: The education ministry said it would incorporate Mr Xi’s vaguely defined political ideology into the national curriculum, from primary schools to graduate programs, beginning with the new school year on Wednesday….

#AceDailyNews says that ‘Brainwashing starts from childhood’: China’s children get schooled in Xi Jinping ‘thought’ as Primary school teachers must “plant the seeds of loving the party, the country and socialism in young hearts”, according to a government notice on the new curriculum.

Buses full of schoolchildren sporting new shoes and red scarves over their uniforms were dropped off at school gates on Wednesday, weighed down by oversized backpacks.

The new school books are decorated with the President’s pithy quotes and images of his smiling face, with elementary school students served up chapters on the achievements of Chinese civilisation and the Communist Party’s role in poverty alleviation and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lessons are interspersed with quotes from Mr Xi on patriotism and duty, as well as anecdotes of his meetings with citizens.

Xi Jinping raises a glass of red wine to toast
Lessons in China will draw on anecdotes and quotes from Mr Xi. (Reuters: Thomas Peter)

“Grandpa Xi Jinping is very busy with work, but no matter how busy he is, he still joins our activities and cares about our growth,” one textbook says.‘Keep your eyes on the sun’On the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Beijing is more influential — and controversial — than ever.

His “thought” encompasses 14 principles including “absolute party leadership” over the military and “improving living standards through development”.

It was enshrined in the constitution during a 2018 legislative meeting that abolished term limits and paved the way for him to rule indefinitely.

The principles are now cited regularly by officials in wildly varying contexts from fighting coronavirus to literature and art, and universities have opened institutes dedicated to Mr Xi’s thought.

The push to indoctrinate children with his political thinking brings the Xi ideology to its youngest audience yet.

‘Can we refuse this?’

It comes as the CCP conducts a wider campaign to fight what it considers corrupting influences on the youth, from video games to celebrities and foreign educational tools.

Textbooks for older children delve into more complex topics such as the country’s aerospace industry and the path to becoming a “modern socialist great power”.

Several parents privately expressed discomfort about the curriculum but declined to be interviewed, fearing they would get in trouble for speaking to foreign media.

A close up of a large group of performers in blue and white uniforms waving CCP flags at centenary celebrations.
Some parents in China have reportedly raised concerns about the new curriculum.(Reuters: Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

But the policy has been met with subtle pushback by anonymous internet commentators.

“Brainwashing starts from childhood,” one user of the Weibo social media platform wrote.

“Can we refuse this?” asked another.

Wang Fei-Ling, a professor of international affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, said the textbooks were an example of the Communist Party’s effort to “bet on a cult of personality in a Mao-like strong leader”.China’s compulsory patriotic educationChina’s patriotic education is one of the country’s most successful propaganda campaigns.

“However, given what has happened in Chinese society over the past four decades, I think many parents may not like it very much and many students may find it boring — but few would or could protest it publicly,” Dr Wang added.

“Most are likely to simply not take it very seriously.”

While China has long given schoolchildren patriotism and political education, the new curriculum is “about promoting the cult of Xi as much as about instilling a greater sense of nationalism”, China researcher Adam Ni said.

State media has touted Mr Xi’s expectations for China’s youth, with the official Xinhua news agency quoting his exhortation for young people to “strive to have pure hearts, sound personalities and integrity” in an article this week marking the new school year.

AFP

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(BEIJING) Global Times Editorial Report: CCP warns Taiwan DPP that U.S will not come to their aid should their islands defences collapse after what happened in Afghanistan #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: The DPP authorities need to keep a sober head, and the secessionist forces should reserve the ability to wake up from their dreams. From what happened in Afghanistan, they should perceive that once a war breaks out in the Straits, the island’s defense will collapse in hours and the US military won’t come to help.”

#AceDailyNews says that Emboldened China Warns Taiwan: ‘The Island’s Defense Will Collapse’ and the ‘U.S. Military Won’t Come to Help’In an editorial published Monday, the CCP sent a harsh message to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the ruling party of the Republic of China on the island of Taiwan: “

This was likely true, and gave the world the spectacle of an increasingly hostile power, the People’s Republic of China, learning from America’s mistakes in Afghanistan, while the American political and military elites showed no sign of doing so. No one in Washington is being held or is going to be held accountable for the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan. Joe Biden just emerged to blame Trump and ignore the question of why, after announcing a departure date, the United States had no exit strategy in place that would ensure the safety of our personnel and weaponry. Biden clearly just wants all this to go away, and thanks to the establishment media, which follows him around like the man with the dustpan and broom who follows after the circus elephant, it probably will go away, at least from the headlines and news feature shows.

But while no one will be fired or even reprimanded for our disastrous exit from Afghanistan, much less for the insane decision to stay there for twenty years without having a clear idea of victory or any coherent endpoint in China, they’re paying very close attention and learning one of the obvious lessons of the last few days. The Global Times article features a cartoon of the American eagle with one wing on the shoulder of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, presumably offering her wise counsel while leading her to walk right into an open manhole. That sums up the article’s point succinctly. “The world has witnessed,” says Global Times, “how the US evacuated its diplomats by helicopter while Taliban soldiers crowded into the presidential palace in Kabul. This has dealt a heavy blow to the credibility and reliability of the US.”

Indeed. The Chinese daily then reminds the world that “the US abandoned its allies in South Vietnam” in 1975, and asks, “Is this some kind of omen of Taiwan’s future fate?” Clearly, if the Chinese Communist Party has anything to do with it, it is indeed an omen.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.18: 2021:

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(BEIJING) China’s Golden Idol Report: Crackdown on their biggest private companies becomes all about control and their agressive bid for power has wiped out more than $1.2-trillion to bring all of them under their CCP terms of business #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews says that China’s biggest private companies are in chaos and its all part of Beijing’s plan and the Song Dynasty tells a story all of its own of the past and the future …….

http://worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/i-am-teaching-tang-song-dynasties-after.html

China’s crackdown on private enterprisehas wiped out more than $1.2 trillion in market value for many powerful Chinese companies and stoked fears about the future of innovation in the world’s second largest economy…………But the end goal of Beijing’s aggressive bid for control isn’t about creating chaos. The government wants to make clear to its corporate champions that tapping capitalist markets is fine — as long as it is on the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s terms.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/china-power-and-prosperity-full-documentary

The heavy selling has accelerated in recent months as Chinese authorities slap companies with fines, ban apps from stores and demand that some firms completely overhaul their businesses.

Beijing calls for calm after historic tech stock rout

Hundreds of billions of dollars in market value has been erased in the last week alone, after regulators announced curbs on China’s for-profit education industry and its food delivery sector.

The way Beijing sees it, the efforts to rein in private enterprise are meant to protect the economy and the country’s citizens from instability. They’re also intended to fix longstanding concerns around overwork, data privacy and inequality in education.

“Ultimately, Beijing’s crackdown on private business is about control,” said Alex Capri, a research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation. “The main priority is about preventing behavior amongst private companies that could engender more independent and potentially non-conformist activities, which undermines Beijing’s state-centric model.”

A major corporate shakeup

Corporate China has been rocked by Beijing’s reforms. The government first focused on tech, abruptly pulling an IPO for Ant Group in November. The company, best known for its Alipay payment app, was later ordered to restructure its operations and become a financial holding company.No part of the tech industry has been spared scrutiny. Alibaba (BABA)was hit with a record $2.8 billion fine after regulators accused the e-commerce company of behaving like a monopoly. Other firms, including social media and gaming giant Tencent (TCEHY) and e-commerce platform Pinduoduo (PDD), have been hauled in front of authorities investigating alleged anticompetitive behavior, too. 

Tencent cracks down on screen time after Chinese state media says gaming is 'spiritual opium'

And early last month, Didi was banned from app stores shortly after the ride-hailing company went public in the United States.

Regulators have set their sights on other industries, too. Other US-listed Chinese companies have been singled out by authorities who are probing them over data security issues. On July 24, China banned education and private tutoring companies from turning a profit or raising funding on stock markets — dramatic new rules that will almost certainly force many major firms to rethink their entire business model.

The crackdown is “unprecedented in terms of its duration, intensity, scope, and the velocity of new policy announcements,” analysts from Goldman Sachs wrote in a research report last week that called the strategy a “rebalancing of socialism and capital markets.”

“Chinese authorities are prioritizing social welfare and wealth redistribution over capital markets in areas that are deemed social necessities and public goods,” they added.

A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China’s Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Merit to the crackdown

Beijing’s decision to frame its unprecedented clampdown as a necessary public good has merit, according to analysts.The regulatory crackdown on Didi and other internet companies, for example, focused on allegations that those firms mishandled sensitive data about their users in China, posing risks to personal privacy and national cybersecurity. There’s also been a public outcry in the country against widespread data breaches, abuse of personal information, and corporate surveillance.

China's escalating crackdown on business is moving stocks

And early last month, Didi was banned from app stores shortly after the ride-hailing company went public in the United States.

Regulators have set their sights on other industries, too. Other US-listed Chinese companies have been singled out by authorities who are probing them over data security issues. On July 24, China banned education and private tutoring companies from turning a profit or raising funding on stock markets — dramatic new rules that will almost certainly force many major firms to rethink their entire business model.

The crackdown is “unprecedented in terms of its duration, intensity, scope, and the velocity of new policy announcements,” analysts from Goldman Sachs wrote in a research report last week that called the strategy a “rebalancing of socialism and capital markets.”

“Chinese authorities are prioritizing social welfare and wealth redistribution over capital markets in areas that are deemed social necessities and public goods,” they added.

A movement called “lying flat” — “tangping” in Chinese — has become enormously popular among young people. It calls on them to reject societal pressures to work hard, get married, have children or buy property because of the diminishing rewards of achieving such goals.

Chinese tech companies have been widely blamed for forcing young people to work long hours and glorifying overwork culture. “996,” which refers to the practice of working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week, has attracted particular ire among urban young workers and is said to be common among big technology companies and startups.

The “lying flat” philosophy appears to have worried the ruling Chinese Communist Party. The word “tangping” has been largely censored on Chinese social media in recent months, and state media outlets have criticized the movement.”The creative contribution of youths is indispensable for our country to achieve high-quality development,” the state-owned Guangming Daily wrote in a May editorial. It called the “lying flat” movement problematic as China contends with a labor shortage that could hurt its long-term economic goals. 

The risk of aggressive action

Beijing’s tactics carry plenty of risk. Along with the $1.2 trillion in market value that Goldman Sachs says has been wiped off of prominent stocks, analysts also point to concerns that the crackdown could kill China’s entrepreneurial spirit — a critical piece of the country’s economic liberalization and rapid growth.

“The increase in regulation can bring some benefits to the Chinese corporate world as some sectors are very unregulated,” said Steve Tsang, director of the SOAS China Institute at the SOAS University of London. “But the increase in control also signals to the private entrepreneurs that they must now watch their steps more carefully and bring their businesses in line with Party guidelines or leadership.”

China is cracking down on data privacy. That's terrible news for some of its biggest tech companies

Opper, of Bocconi University, cited similar concerns, adding that Beijing’s decision to target specific companies may not be “the most effective policy response.” She suggested that progressive taxation and education support for the poor could more successfully combat inequality.

“China’s government may well feel, that more restrictive policies can be introduced, now that the country has moved closer to the technological frontier,” she said. “But it is highly unlikely that the entrepreneurial spirit — so successfully unleashed by leaders preceding [President] Xi Jinping — survives under a highly restrictive, regulatory regime.” 

The reforms really come back to one thing, according to Tsang, who warned that economic inequality could hurt the legitimacy of the Communist Party if left unchecked.

“I think what Xi is attempting is not to crackdown on private businesses but to enhance regulations (or party control) over private enterprises so that they all ‘serve the people’ or follow the leadership of the Party,” he added.

https://www.thechinastory.org/hong-kongs-free-press-and-the-ccps-rise-to-power/

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.05: 2021:

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(BEIJING,China.) President XI’s – CCP 100th Anniversary Statement Report: The main emphasis of his speech was ‘anyone bullying’ their country ‘will not be tolerated’ and they will get their heads bashed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: China’s President Xi Jinping has warned that foreign powers will “get their heads bashed” if they attempt to bully or influence the country.

#AceDailyNews says President Xi Jinping tells Chinese Communist Party 100th anniversary ‘foreign power’ won’t be allowed to ‘bully’ China and they will take back Taiwan check out his speech in full below:

Much of the language in Xi’s speech today was familiar, but a few things worth noting:

  1. 1.Xi had an announcement: “China has accomplished building a moderately prosperous society in all respects”
    Like his anti-poverty goal, this was always going to be announced as accomplished no matter the reality on the ground, but he clearly feels the country is at a level of wealth now where declaring this to a domestic audience seems reasonable. Stating it now allows Xi and the Party to declare China has done away with its poor past, and from now on it’s wealthier and more confident.
     
  2. 2.The language directed at the West: “We will never allow any foreign force to bully, enslave or subjugate us. Anyone who does will find themselves in a collision course with a great wall of steel forged by 1.4 billion people.”
    This comment received the biggest cheer of the entire event. Nationalism is in overdrive in China, and Xi is milking it ruthlessly to shore up his own popularity. He also delivered a warning to countries like Australia that raise concerns about human rights in China: ‘We will not accept sanctimonious preaching from those who feel they have the right to lecture us’. This stuff plays well at home but it also is a sign that speaking hard truths about China will be met with even more diplomatic blowback in future.
     
  3. 3.One final quote: “The patriotic United Front is an important means for the Party to unite all the sons & daughters of the Chinese nation, those at home and abroad for the great rejuvenation”.
    This sort of comment is boilerplate, but it’s worth noting that the Party’s United Front organisation is at the heart of so much of the problems between Australia and China. It directs groups and organisations to push China’s interests abroad, often covertly, and judging from Xi’s language, the Chinese government sees no problem with that. The ‘sons and daughters’ wording also blurs the line between Chinese citizenship and ethnicity – creating a desire to instil patriotism and even loyalty among people of Chinese descent even if they’re citizens of other countries. It doesn’t bode well for any improvement in relations with the West, nor for the pressure some Chinese-Australians feel to have to declare loyalty to Australia.

Does President Xi have a successor?

Does President Xi Jinping have a successor?
What is the gov structure there because I have only ever heard his name (in recent times), there have to be other people working with him, anyone notable? Maybe names/ positions of those who flanked him as he arrived today?

-Sam

Here’s Bill Birtles:

“Xi does not have an obvious successor — that’s part of why Xi looms larger than any of his immediate predecessors. He’s managed to engineer a prolonged stay in power beyond the recent norm of a decade, and he’s also seemingly knocked off credible rivals or suppressed younger successors.

“He does appear to have favourites who he elevated at the last party Congress, but they’re not expected to replace him anytime soon.   The seven men who share the top podium with him are a mix of Party ideologues (Wang Huning), experienced older hands (Wang Qishan) and others who have worked their way up as provincial Party bosses (Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Han Zheng).

“What more do we know about them? Well, not much, as these blokes rarely do interviews, their public ideological positions generally follow the party line and the leadership is so secretive that you never get any gossipy leaks to domestic or foreign media about factional rivalry or tensions. It’s extraordinary how well the communist leadership guards its secrets, given the number of people involved at the top and the personal ambitions many of them must hold.

“The penalties for ‘leaking’ information must be dire. Among his top leadership group, one was rumoured to have secret family ownership or a stake in a huge Chinese conglomerate. The daughter of another one Li Zhanshu, China’s 3rd-ranked leader, owns a 15 million dollar apartment in Hong Kong, according to the New York Times.

“Worth noting too that despite all the nationalism and his feisty rhetoric about the US, Xi Jinping sent his daughter Xi Mingze to Harvard for her university studies. But that was before he rose to China’s top job. These days, I doubt any top leaders would dare send their kids to the US given the rising tension and the hyper nationalism that Xi has fostered.”

And here’s Stan Grant:

“Xi Jinping has torn up the order of succession. He has rewritten the constitution and is now president for life. This is dangerous and worries people in China. It does not mean he cannot be overthrown. There is still a ruling Politburo.

“There are still significant figures like Premier Li Keqiang. China has a history of brutal power struggle. Xi himself has used his power to silence and oust others who may have been a threat to him. He is walking a high wire: it is all or nothing for Xi.”

He delivered a defiant speech at an event marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party on Thursday.

Mr Xi also said Beijing would not allow “sanctimonious preaching”, in remarks widely seen as directed at the US.

It comes as China faces criticism over alleged human rights abuses and its crackdown in Hong Kong.

Relations between the US and China have worsened in recent times over trade, espionage and the pandemic. 

The issue of Taiwan is also a major source of tension. While democratic Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state, Beijing views the island as a breakaway province.

The US, under its own laws, is required to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself should Beijing use force to take the island back. 

On Thursday Mr Xi said China maintains an “unshakeable commitment” to unification with Taiwan.

“No one should underestimate the resolve, the will and ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said. 

Getty ImagesMilitary aircraft flew in formation to mark the 100th anniversary

The 100th anniversary celebrations on Thursday morning saw military jet fly-pasts, cannon salutes and patriotic songs played. 

A carefully vetted crowd were in attendance in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, many of whom were not wearing masks. 

The country has seen a media blitz in recent weeks promoting a party-approved version of China’s history.

Hong Kong is also marking its handover anniversary on the same day.

Getty ImagesPeople in the streets of Beijing waving at planes flying in formation to Tiananmen Square

What stood out in Xi’s message? 

Mr Xi, who spoke for around an hour, reiterated the role of the party in modern China, saying that it has been central to the country’s growth and that attempts to separate it from the people would “fail”. 

“Only socialism can save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China,” he said.

He added that “we will never allow anyone to bully, oppress or subjugate China”.

“Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people,” he said. 

Getty ImagesThe celebrations at Tiananmen Square saw massive crowds

China has repeatedly accused the US of trying to curb its growth – and these comments are also seen as a reference to Washington. 

On Hong Kong and Macau – which he said both retain a “high degree of autonomy” – they should “accurately implement the principles of ‘One Country, Two Systems”.

Xi Jinping, modern China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, wore a light grey suit which appeared to be identical to the one worn by the Communist Party founder in the famous portrait that adorns one side of Tiananmen Square. Mr Xi praised his people for the “new world” he said they had created. What he was also saying was that this is a world that could not have come into being without the Party.

At one point military jets flew over the crowd in formation of the number 100; flown by pilots loyal to the Party and the people.It’s easy to forget when you live here but a key part of the Communist Party strategy has been to try to morph the Party and the machinery of government and the perception of the nation of China into one.

They attribute any success, progress, advancement – and there has been phenomenal economic advancement – to the people and the government but most of all the Party. Just to make sure the message went out loud and clear, at the end of the ceremony, the crowd sung a song called “

Without the Communist Party There Would Be No New China”.How did China prepare for this anniversary? The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which was founded in 1921, came to power 72 years ago after a long civil war. In that time the country has undergone massive changes – but some of these milestones were conspicuously missing in the propaganda drive. How to handle the China Communist Party at 100

On Monday, an art performance titled The Great Journey was staged at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, where performers put on extravagant set-pieces detailing the history of the party and country. But significant events such the Cultural Revolution purges, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were missing, reported AFP news agency.Getty ImagesThe Great Journey showcased party history highlights, but some chapters were reportedly omitted.

A segment of Monday’s show was dedicated to how China beat Covid-19 since April, Chinese cinemas were ordered to screen propaganda films, known as “red films”, at least twice a week: A song, called 100%, that praised China’s achievements and featured 100 rappers was also released.”Red tourism” has also become popular, with travel companies such as Ctrip launching 100 unique routes for “red pilgrims”.

Tourists have been thronging “red tourism” sites such as the Memorial of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China in ShanghaiBut not all were pleased with the propaganda. “Now when I turn on the TV at night, dozens of stations are airing dramas about revolutionary wars,” a Beijing resident told BBC Chinese.

ABC/Reuters/Additional Reporting by Waiyee Yip and BBC Chinese

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: July.02: 2021:

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