According to the President of the Chinese Christianity Association, Cao Shengjie, Chinese religious groups will maintain independence in their development. China’s Christianity should insist on autonomy. China has a unique circumstance, so religious development in China should not be controlled by Christian groups outside of China.
"China’s universities look more and more like bureaucracies," said Chen Pingyuan, a renowned Beijing University professor. During the Guangzhou University School Culture Building Forum on October 9, 2007, the humanities scholar offered his observations on four major problems facing today’s Chinese universities. Jinan University Party Committee Secretary, Jiang Shuzhuo, and the Dean of Zhongshan University’s School of Humanities, Chen Chunsheng, also attended the Forum.
Government training and research organizations such as the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC and the Development Research Center of the State Council are behind major Party and government changes. They are dubbed as government official think tanks, an open yet secretive group.
China’s biased news holds the U.S. to a double standard, often reporting less positive and more negative news about the U.S.
According to the Epoch Times, on October 14, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., just before the 17th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), about 2000 villagers from Dongzhou Town in Shanwei City, Guangdong Province, held a demonstration using banners with such slogans as "anti-corruption," "oppose lawless officials," and "return my land."
While attending the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party in China (CPC), China’s first astronaut, Yang Liwei, indicated that a branch of the CPC would be set up in a space station to await China’s permanent presence in space.