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The Party’s Loyalty Campaign for the Young Generation

The Communist Youth League (CYL) is the youth movement that the Chinese Communist Party runs for young people between the ages of 14 and 28. The ongoing nationwide campaign to glorify the Party’s rule also includes education programs for the younger generation so as to reinforce their allegiance. 

The headquarters of CYL recently issued a directive to carry out activities between May 4 and July 1 – forums, conferences, visits, ceremonials, cultural performances – at all levels to “study the Party’s history, understand the Party’s situation, and follow in the Party’s footsteps.” The Party established May 4th as Youth Day as it is the date that the anti-imperialist, cultural, and political movement grew out of the 1919 student demonstrations in Beijing. July 1, 2011 marks the 90th anniversary of the CCP.

Source: People’s Daily, May 5, 2011