China Youth Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Youth League, reported on April 1 that the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Chinese Communist Party provided feedback after it conducted an inspection of the Communist Youth League.
The CCDI inspection team criticized the Communist Youth League for its four tendencies. The Communist Youth League is out of touch with young people. Instead, it focuses on what the superiors are doing. It relies on an administrative mechanism from the top down; it rules by orders and demands obedience. It caters to the interest of elites and ignores working young people. It conducts too many entertainment activities that do not have educational content.
“The Communist Youth League serves the Communist Party by working with the masses. … It mustn’t continue the four tendencies and mustn’t be out of touch with the masses. Otherwise, it will fail to fulfill the fundamental value for which the organization [the Communist Youth League] exists.”
Source: China Youth Daily, April 1, 2016