Marxism remains the "guiding ideology" and "fundamental principle" for Chinese Communist Party and "the soul of social ideologies." In March 2007, a professor from the Party School of the Communist Party of China published a paper entitled "Important Issues for Future In-depth Studies on Building a Harmonious Socialist Society." Hu Jintao set forth the goal of a harmonious society at the Party’s Sixth Plenary Session held in October 2006.
On June 26, 2007, China Youth Daily reported that the Central Committee, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Personnel, and the National Working Committee on Children, had executed and implemented the Young Pioneers Counselors Administration Measures (hereinafter referred to as "Measure").  The Measure provides guidelines and support in building a team of Young Pioneer Counselors.
Chinese lawyers face numerous hurdles in conducting discovery for their cases. When dealing with discovery in a criminal defense, for example, lawyers worry that, when the evidence they uncover contradicts the government’s findings, the government will use Article 306 of the Criminal Law to charge them with forgery and perjury. A recent feature article in Legal Daily (reprinted by the official Xinhua) discusses the issues in detail.
The official Xinhua News Agency reports that Communist Party membership increased by 11,859,000 between 2002 and 2006 averaging 2.37 million per year. As of the end of 2006, Communist Party membership reportedly totaled 2.391 million, of which 14.292 million were female and 55.472 million were 35 years of age or above. According to an overseas Chinese global media, the Epoch Times, between December 3, 2004, and July 16, 2007, over 23.8 million persons quit the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers by renouncing their membership on the web.
At a press conference on August 2, 2007, the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection announced that it is in the process of drafting a Chinese Communist Party Inspection Visits Regulation. The new regulation will institute a new inspection and review mechanism.
The Chinese Communist Party claims it had "remarkable results" in its campaign to educate and control its members. Recent Xinhua News Agency articles set forth some key achievements in methods of control of Party members, including recruitment drives in all walks of life, and an increased retention rate through using hotlines and long distance learning pilot programs.