Public self awareness, self analysis and open self criticism are seldom followed by ruling parties.
Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s mouthpiece, published an editorial on June 30th to mark the 91st anniversary of the founding of the CCP. Usually, the CCP takes such an occasion to give important instructions to its members and the Chinese people.
In spite of the CCP’s growth into a huge party with over 80 million members, and in spite of its economic successes and technological achievements in recent manned space rendezvous and over 7,000-meter deep-sea dive, the editorial warns against the following four perils:
1. Sluggish mindset. What? Have you seen any sluggish CCP members? Quite a few CCP members are seen or reported in media to be working hard to become rich, even by corrupt means such as graft, taking bribes, embezzlement, etc. In this respect, they are certainly not sluggish.