The Epoch Times newspaper is making its “Time” by publishing a series of nine commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party.
On December 21, 2004, John Bloom, General Manager of the National Press Club (NPC), received an email from Press Counselor Sun Weide of the Chinese Embassy in the United States. The email asked him to cancel a scheduled news conference, “The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)” sponsored by the Epoch Times newspaper.
In its relatively short existence, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has shown a remarkable resiliency. It has managed to survive one major crisis after another, evolving and emerging largely unscathed from each, a phenomenon that has baffled many China analysts. To name a few examples, CCP has withstood the economic fallout from the Cultural Revolution, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the fiasco of the SARS cover-up.