Cross posted from KeyWiki Blog
From the website of the International Department of the Communist Party of China.
A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said Monday that the number of CPC members has increased to almost 78 million over the past six decades.
By the end of last year, the CPC had a total of 77.99 million members, about 116 times of the figure in 1949 when the People’s Republic of China was founded, Wang Qinfeng, deputy head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, said at a press conference.
Last year, more than 20 million people applied to join the CPC and the Party recruited about 2 million new members, Wang said.
Of the total 78 million CPC members, about 18.5 million were under 35 years old, and close to 28 million held a college degree or above, he said.
Wang said more than 640,000 of the country’s 2.77 million enterprises, including 438,000 non-public enterprises, had set up their own grassroots CPC party organs.
So Communism isn’t just doing well in America…
2 thoughts on “Not Just in America…Communism Also Growing in China”
Many of the party members will not have communist beliefs. Meet a chinse citizen who was a member and he was no communist, was openly pro capitalist (well open for a chinse citizen, speaking with an unguarded tongue ain't some thing they do).
There are apparently all sorts of benafits to being a CCP member which leds to people joining despite not being communists.
One thing to note about all these numbers is that "Once a member always a member"…I lived in China for 6 years, my wife is from China. I made many Chinese friends there who were literally bullied into becoming a member, chose to then said no thank you but their names were already on a list somewhere not to be taken off. Another friend of mine there who had been a Party member for years and then became a Christian, wanted to remove his name from "The List" so he went to someone who could possibly do that and their reply was "Once a member, always a member"…there are lots of names on those lists but many of them are not active…all for show