《漫话十九大》Episode11: How does the CPC engage with its members?
The CPC is a huge organization, with nearly 90 million members all with a role to play and views to communicate. The Party structure ensures a flow of information through the membership, but additional measures are used to boost engagement.
How to learn what’s expected of a member?
The CPC has Party schools for cadres across China. They provide training on everything from political science to economy, philosophy, law and history; and offer lectures and courses for all members.
The CPC also has websites to help Party members’ learning, a national hotline, and even social media accounts like WeChat to organize activities – all to facilitate engagement.
But it’s not all just fun and games
The CPC also has a strict set of rules and regulations. Its system is based on regular Party meetings and classes; an appraisal system by Party and non-Party members; self-criticism; and mechanisms to manage members’ goals and development.
Leaders and cadres are also subject to supervision by Party organizations and people inside and outside the CPC. Those who do not abide by the rules can be reprimanded, demoted or even expelled.
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