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Xinhua: Text Messaging Used for Party Control

In Fusui County of Guangxi, the local Party school is using cell phone text messaging to delivery “Party education messages” to party members to improve the frequency of education and management activities. The Party branch in Fusui is trying to establish a “Party Member Text Messaging Education Network.” For the members without cell phones, those living nearby who do have phones will be considered “distribution centers” to dispatch messages. Since 2008, the county party branch has sent 2,718 text messages to 4,136 party members.

Source: Xinhua, September 18, 2009.