On June 23, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) committee of China’s southern province Hainan vowed to have its subsidiaries installed in every segment of society by the end of the year. “Social organizations with three or more full-time staff of formal CCP members should launch a party branch; those with two or fewer must join a branch with fellow organizations. … It called for a hierarchical CCP structure in all social groups, foundations, and other private entities.”
In Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, the party chief sent a cell phone text message to greet 10,136 grass-root cadres. The mobile text messaging system, jointly developed by the city’s CCP Organization Department and the nation’s largest mobile phone company China Mobile, allows instant dissemination of the party’s messages.
The above are but two examples of ongoing nationwide campaigns to strengthen the CCP’s grip on the people.
Source: Hainan Daily, June 24, 2010
Zhejiang Online, June 24, 2010