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Xi Jinping Acknowledged the Party’s Corruption Could Lead to Its Downfall

On July 2-3, 2015, several overseas Chinese websites republished an article from Cheng Ming Monthly magazine in Hong Kong (the original article is not available online) on the possible collapse of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

According to the article, the Party is so corrupt that it is on the verge of disintegration. Even top Party leaders do not avoid the topic of the "death of the Party." 

In the middle of June 2015, the CCP Politburo Standing Committee held a two-day expanded meeting, discussing major political, economic, and other crises that the Party is facing. In addition to the Politburo Standing Committee members, Secretaries of the Secretariat of the CCP Central Committee, the State Councilors, Party Committee members of the National People’s Congress and the People’s Political Consultative Conference, Central Military Commission members, and Deputy Secretaries of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) attended the meeting.

At the meeting, Xi Jinping said in his speech, "We must have the courage to face, acknowledge, and accept the harsh reality that the Party has become so corrupt and degenerated so much that it could cause the crisis of the Party’s downfall." 

An investigative research report on the Party’s development and on Party cadres was distributed at the meeting. The report listed six crises, in the areas of politics, the economy, society, faith, and the future, that could lead to the Party’ death. The investigation showed that only 25 percent of senior officials in the CCP Central Committees and local governments have passed the CCDI’s review; 90 percent of Party committees at grass-roots levels or county levels have failed their performance review and need to be "reorganized."

Source: China Gate, July 2, 2015