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2,000 Former Rightists Demand Redress during the 17th National Congress

More than 2,000 former rightists [1] cosigned an open letter [2] to the 17th National Congress, again requesting that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) redress the grievances of the Anti-Rightist Movement, abolish censorship and repay salaries owed to those who were labeled rightists in 1957. [3] The open letter was handed to representatives of the 17th National Congress through various channels.

China’s Space Program Has Five Great Capabilities

On October 11, 2007, Xinhua Net reported that Sun Laiyan, Deputy Director of the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) and General of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), stated  that China’s space industry was established in 1956 and has continued to grow. Currently China has five capabiliities, including entering space and sending people into space.

The Role of China’s Civil Defense System

On October 16th, the Study Times, published an article titled "The Functions of the Civil Defense System and Its Role in Social Harmony" by Li Hang, Bureau Chief of the Civil Defense Bureau of Zhejiang Province. Study Times is a newspaper sponsored by the "Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China" and is distributed mainly to all levels of party leaders, as well as to intellectuals.