Jinggangshan: Bracing for key leadership changes, China's 80-million strong Communist Party is getting ready for yet another long-haul with an ideological makeover to avert a Soviet Union-style collapse which spelled doom for communism worldwide.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) is going through the phase of "nervous sixties" as it completed 62 years in power, according to some of the party officials.
"The Soviet Communist Party collapsed in 1991, after 74 years in power. It is a wake-up call for the CPC and a very good lesson to be learnt," Zhou Jintang, Vice President of the China Executive Leadership Academy, told a group of visiting foreign journalists.
The Academy, one of the six established by the CPC, trains around 5,000 middle rung party leaders and officials from the military, government, business in various aspects of ideological education....more
07:27 AM, Jun 21, 2011