2010 is the fifth anniversary of three new Party Schools. As social unrest increases, the Party urgently needs large-scale training of its leaders and significant improvement in the quality of cadres. Pudong Cadres School in Shanghai has 5 labs. One is to teach Party leaders how to lead the media. Another one is to simulate social unrest and teach crisis management. The other two schools are in Jingangshan and Yanan.
Prior to 2005, Party leadership training primarily was conducted at the Party School of the Chinese Communist Party and National School of Administration under the State Council, both in Beijing.
Source: China Review News, April 4, 2010