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Top Ten Challenges the Communist Party Faces

The State’s Xinhua Wenzhai published an article that discussed the internal and external challenges that the Communist Party faces as the ruling party in China. The top 10 challenges are in the following areas: wavering on the basic Party line; diluting the party’s ideology; an incomplete democratic system within the Party; an excessive concentration of power; slackness and a lack of will; complacency and incompetence; deviating from the Party’s mission and rampant bureaucracy; ignoring social justice and shaking the foundation of the Party’s governance; corruption and abuse; the formation of vested interest groups within the Party; and Westernization and ignoring the Western hostile forces efforts.

Source: Xinhua Wenzhai, reprinted at People’s Daily, August 30, 2012