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From the Editor

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.

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About Arafat

[Editor’note: After the death of Arafat — the Palestinian President, major Chinese newspapers widely reported the news with lengthy feature articles. Xinhuanet, the official website of xinhua news agency, the Chinese government news agency, published on November 12, 2004, a report that quoted Chinese President Hu Jintao in his condolence letter. Hu said that president Arafat made great contributions to consolidating and developing the friendship between the two nations.  Arafat’s passing away is not only a great loss for Palestinians, but Chinese people also lost a great friend.  The following contains excerpts from this and other feature articles related to this topic.] Continue reading

Reports on the Presidential Inauguration

[Editor’s note:  During the U.S. 2005 presidential election, China’s state media reported the whole process very extensively. Those reports reflect, to certain degree, the attitude of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the election and  how CCP would like to influence the Chinese people. Below is a commentary article published on Xinhuanet on Bush’s inauguration speech. The titles of related articles are also listed.] Continue reading