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Chinese Communist Party to Enlarge its Footprint in the Internet Industry

On September 10, in Guangzhou, the Chinese Communist Party committee on the Internet industry held its launching ceremony and its inaugural meeting. Wang Shitong, a Standing Committee member of the CCP Guangzhou Municipal Committee and head of its Organization Department, proposed that, “It is necessary to shoulder political responsibilities effectively in order to strengthen the Party’s buildup in the Internet industry.”

According to Chinese media, as of the end of July, Guangzhou’s Internet companies had seen the development of 169 CCP organizations, covering 436 companies, of which 83 were newly established this year, an increase of 96.5 percent over the same period last year.

In addition, Guangzhou’s Internet sector has a total of 7,358 members of the Communist Party, including 3,267 members who are new to the party as of this year, a significant increase of 79.9 percent over the same period last year.

Party committees of the Chinese Communist Party have been installed in a few big name companies such as NetEase, iFlytek, UCWeb and Jingdong.

Source: Central News Agency, September 11, 2018