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Heated Online Discussion: The Chinese Communist Party Is Not the Same as China.

On October 7, 2015, Central News Agency, the state news agency of Taiwan, published an article titled “Mainland China Media Continues the Taboo Topic: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Is Not the Same as China.”

On October 1, 2, and 6, 2015, during China’s national holiday period, three well-known Chinese published articles explaining why they think that, “The Chinese Communist Party is not the same as China.”

On October 1, 2015, the 66th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), He Weifang, a law professor at Peking University, published a blog article saying, “Since my country has a long history and a splendid civilization, it must not be a country that exists for only just over 60 years.”

On October 2, 2015, Ren Zhiqiang, China’s famous real estate developer, published a long blog article titled, “A New China or a New Regime.” Over 100,000 people read the article in just a few hours, but the article was soon removed from Internet.

On October 6, 2015, Bao Tong, who used to be the political secretary for the former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, published an article on Radio Free Asia. In the article he stated, “I am more than 10 years older than the People’s Republic of China. I am not able to call the PRC my motherland.”

On October 7, 2015, the Paper, a media in Mainland China, published an interview article on the treatment of parasitic diseases in which the words “new regime” were used several times, including in the article title. The CCP’s official phrase in such a context has always been “new China.” It seems that the Paper article purposely continued the discussion on this taboo topic.

Source: Central News Agency, October 7, 2015