July 1, 2006

IT IS MY NATURE::

China Leader Makes Appeal on Corruption: President Sounds Alarm Loudly on Party Anniversary (Edward Cody, 7/01/06, Washington Post)

President Hu Jintao, reacting to a cascade of recent scandals, marked the Chinese Communist Party's 85th anniversary Friday with a stern warning that rampant corruption could erode the party's popular legitimacy and undermine its hold on power. [...]

Since taking over the party four years ago, Hu frequently has expressed dismay over what he seems to think is sinking probity among its 70 million members. He presided over a just-completed 18-month campaign to rekindle their zeal, discipline and orthodoxy. Two months ago, he suggested to dutiful party members a list of do's and don'ts, known as "eight glories and eight shames." But in his remarks Friday, he seemed to suggest these campaigns had not borne all the fruit he had hoped for.


If they were legitimate they hold and win elections.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 1, 2006 8:12 AM
Comments

What do you expect when China's moral strength comes from a discredited political system and Christians are persecuted as criminals.

Posted by: Jay Ostrander at July 1, 2006 9:37 AM

Gee, a Communist propaganda campaign that doesn't have the results they'd have liked? Who could have predicted that?

Posted by: PapayaSF at July 1, 2006 2:02 PM
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