As the official periodical of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee, Qiushi is the Chinese Communist Party’s core publication. In a recent issue of Qiushi, the article “On Alert for Dangers in Peaceful Times: The Key is Anti-corruption” underscores fighting against corruption:
"Throughout human history, although every regime change has had complex external causes … such as foreign invasions and natural disasters, internally they are related to the corruption of those in power. … When the corruption was serious and directly hurt the vital interests of the majority of the people, there were riots, revolutions, and regime changes. "
"… analyzing the lessons learned from the loss of power of Communist parties in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe countries, one can learn this: any ruling political party and political group is facing the danger of losing power. In peaceful periods, the danger is mainly from within the party.”
Source: Qiushi, February 16, 2010