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September 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Premier Zhao Ziyang defended the Chinese Communist Party's purge of dissident members but said in an interview broadcast Sunday that intellectuals are free to voice their opinions outside the party. "I don't think this is a crackdown," Zhao told NBC's Tom Brokaw in a rare interview. It was taped last week and broadcast in the United States on the Sunday program "Meet the Press." Zhao has also been the party's acting general secretary since Hu Yaobang was ousted last winter.
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June 24, 2011 | By Benjamin Haas
— Political films can be a tough sell in many countries, to say the least. But director Huang Jianxin is confident that he's sitting on a blockbuster with "Beginning of the Great Revival," a historical epic detailing the founding of China's Communist Party. Of course, he's got some advantages that would make almost any other filmmaker green with envy. For starters, his cast includes more than 170 of his country's most famous actors, including Chow Yun-fat, John Woo and Andy Lau, who waived their salaries to take part.
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June 16, 1990 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When nine Cal Poly Pomona students wrote to China's top Communist last March seeking an explanation for last year's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing, what they expected was a form letter in reply. Instead, they were invited to the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on Friday to receive an extraordinarily detailed, 10-page answer from Jiang Zemin, general secretary of the Communist Party in China.
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October 6, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In stark contrast to the prevailing global economic gloom, China celebrated 52 years of Communist rule this week by going on a spending spree. The world's most populous nation splurged on all the things much of the world took for granted until the recent terrorist attacks in the U.S., including jumbo jets and skyscrapers. China is particularly upbeat after recently winning the right to host the 2008 Olympics and clearing final hurdles to join the World Trade Organization.
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July 28, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
A renewed power struggle is under way at the top levels of the Communist Party of China, with senior leader Deng Xiaoping trying to strengthen the position of those who advocate market-oriented economic reforms. In the balance is the fate of hard-line Premier Li Peng, whose commitment to reform is often questioned.
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May 24, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A history student from the central Chinese city of Wuhan found himself sinking into deep frustration, even despair, when he visited friends at Beijing University recently. "Everyone in Wuhan feels obstructed, stuck. There is no place to turn," the young man explained in a dormitory conversation. "Writers cannot publish their books. Students cannot publish their essays. I came up to Beijing University to see if anything was going on, if anything was being organized.
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January 17, 1987 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
Hu Yaobang, second in command to Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, resigned Friday as the head of the world's largest Communist party after the party leadership announced that he had confessed to "mistakes on major issues of political principles." The Communist Party said that Premier Zhao Ziyang will become the party's "acting general secretary." No replacement for Zhao was announced Friday, but a selection could be made within the next few days.
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July 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin vowed that the nation will remain a socialist dictatorship, with no room for capitalism or multi-party democracy. He addressed a meeting in Beijing celebrating the party's 70th birthday. Many Beijing residents, however, were in no celebratory mood, remembering the thousands killed or injured June 3-4, 1989, in pro-democracy protests. Some voiced a subtle message of dissent through T-shirts, some of which read, "I'm depressed, leave me alone."
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March 12, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
China's Communist Party has staked its future on economic reform in a triumph for 87-year-old leader Deng Xiaoping over hard-liners devoted to Marxist ideology. In a two-day meeting this week, the party's Politburo vowed to keep policies of reform unchanged for 100 years and said those who put politics first must be stopped, said a report splashed across front pages of major newspapers today.
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April 10, 1988 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Acting Premier Li Peng was appointed China's new premier Saturday, and General Secretary Zhao Ziyang of the Communist Party was elected to a state military position commensurate with a party military post that he already held. Election of Li and Zhao to the posts by the National People's Congress nearly completes a transition, begun at a Communist Party congress last fall, to a younger set of leaders in top party and state positions.
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September 5, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under attack for trying to change the makeup of the Chinese Communist Party, President Jiang Zemin and his allies are waging an aggressive political campaign to shore up support for his proposal to invite entrepreneurs to join its ranks. A stream of relentless propaganda in leading newspapers in recent days has extolled the idea and encouraged readers to study and embrace Jiang's controversial new blueprint for China's ruling party.
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August 15, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Appalled by what they see as a sellout, Communist Party hard-liners have lashed out at Chinese President Jiang Zemin, warning that his recent comments opening the door for capitalists to join the party could lead to its collapse.
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July 3, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The self-appointed vanguard of the Chinese people is struggling with an ideological dilemma that goes to the core of what it is and whether it can stay in power: Can a capitalist be a good Communist Party member? "Without the party's policy and leadership, I wouldn't have my own business today," said Bian Yugao, 50, an aspiring party member who owns a chocolate factory in Shanghai and employs more than 100 people. "The party is encouraging us to make money and take care of ourselves.
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April 22, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As China's leaders speed up a massive anti-corruption drive, it is becoming increasingly clear that they're worried not just about graft draining state coffers or undermining their credibility, but also that corrupt officials will topple the Communist Party from within. "This is a cruel dilemma," says Minxin Pei, a China expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.
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January 6, 2001 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A previously secret collection of documents released Friday provides the first inside account of the power struggle within China's Communist Party leadership that led up to its bloody 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
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August 22, 2000 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the last several months, China's Communist regime has been engaged in a propaganda campaign reminiscent of the bad old days of the People's Republic, when Marxism ruled and proper political thinking was the primary test of loyalty and fitness. Ideological "study sessions" and indoctrination classes for cadres are back in force. So is harsher treatment of suspected liberal elements, particularly scholars who advocate political reform.
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May 8, 1990 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lei Feng is a most unlikely hero. A military man who died in a ridiculous accident, Lei Feng was a naive do-gooder whose highest goal was to be a "rustless screw" in the great machine of communism. His short life, according to official histories, came to an abrupt end in 1962, when one of his comrades backed a truck into a utility pole. Lei, 22, failed to dodge, and the falling pole killed him. An ignominious end? Not at all.
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September 5, 2001 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under attack for trying to change the makeup of the Chinese Communist Party, President Jiang Zemin and his allies are waging an aggressive political campaign to shore up support for his proposal to invite entrepreneurs to join its ranks. A stream of relentless propaganda in leading newspapers in recent days has extolled the idea and encouraged readers to study and embrace Jiang's controversial new blueprint for China's ruling party.
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April 21, 2000 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the highest-ranking Chinese officials ever to be caught in a corruption scandal has been kicked out of the Communist Party and will probably be stripped of his posts after he accepted more than $4 million in bribes with the help of his mistress, state media said Thursday. Authorities have recommended that Cheng Kejie be removed as vice chairman of the National People's Congress, China's highest lawmaking body, the New China News Agency said.
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April 5, 2000 | JIM MANN, Jim Mann's column appears in this space every Wednesday
Once, a long time ago, the Chinese Communist Party was made famous as the "Red Star Over China." Now it's become little more than a black cloud. On Tuesday, Lois Wheeler Snow, the widow of American writer Edgar Snow, issued the stunning, poignant declaration that she may no longer be able to leave her husband's ashes on the campus of Beijing University, where they were placed after his death in 1972.
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