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People’s Daily: Party Cadres Must Take the Lead to Fight against Bad Speech on the Internet

On September 2, 2013, People’s Daily published a commentary titled, “Be Bold and ‘Show One’s Sword’ at the Critical Moment.” The commentary criticized some Chinese Communist Party officials for not daring to speak up and stop the “extreme words” and “extreme views” on the Internet. The article said that Party cadres must make comments based on the Party’s spirit and principles and guide public opinion. “In the field of ideology, Party cadres must take the lead to fight against bad speech, dare to show their sword, and take responsibility."

Source: People’s Daily, September 2, 2013