How Students in China Are Indoctrinated with Communist Party Culture (2)
Posted by Author on June 6, 2010
By Yang Zijiang, via The Epochtimes –
For a period of time, some key universities all had the task of “recruiting talent for the Party.” The so-called “Party cadre,” “the second echelon,” and “the third echelon” came into play. Many university students became “echelon candidates” two years after they entered universities. Students themselves all know they are “successors for different levels of leaders in the Party and its organs.” During their time at school, “the second echelon” often has “private lessons.” It can be said that what they receive is an education and training in authentic, traditional Party culture.
Every university and college in mainland China is requested by the Central Propaganda Department and the Committee for College/University to operate an “Amateur Party School.” It organizes students to study “Fundamental Knowledge of the Party,” “Party Constitution,” and “Marxism and Leninism.” At the same time, it also selectively recruits students to become Party members. Nowadays, they will accept anyone who wishes to become a Party member.
Since the CCP established its rule, universities started to open brainwashing classes in political education. Until today, various universities offer a complex range of political classes. For example: Basic Principles of Marxism, Marxist Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism, Political Economy, Philosophy, Scientific Socialism, History of Communist Party Campaigns, Mao Zedong Thought Study, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Three Represents [the contribution to Chinese Communist Party doctrine made by Jiang Zemin], Scientific Development and Communist Morality, Human’s Manners, Legal Education,” etc. Such offerings fill up the class schedules of different grades in universities.
I still remember that within more than 2,300 course credits, these kinds of political courses took up 300 to 400 credits, far exceeding the major core courses and major subject courses.
For so many years, university students have been trying their best to ensure their rights and establish their own independent student associations. After decades of effort, they’ve achieved very little and have instead encountered countless failures. In the end, student associations all have to be affiliated with a “league committee”or “Party committee propaganda” system. The student organizations need to register under a “league committee” and get permission from the “Party committee propaganda department.”
There is one must-do monthly task in almost all universities, i.e., the “thoughts analysis meeting.” The meeting is held by “party committee chairman (vice chairman).” Party cadres like “coordinators of the Party” and “chairman of the league committee” attend. The “lower level” reports to the “higher level” and analyzes the thoughts and minds of different students, youth teachers, and other staff.
The examination of thoughts includes an analysis of the current political situation, views on “important issues to the parties and the country” and views on some school events and policies. Key problematic personnel are identified and subjected to a “transformation” process. The meeting is often the place where a concerted decision is made to enforce emotional and spiritual control and the suppression of students and young teachers. (to be cont’d)
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