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Notorious Chinese official gets 14 years in jail for embezzlement [China Daily]

Posted in China, Communist Youth League CYL, Corruption, CPC, Law enforcement on July 10, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

SHIJIAZHUANG, June 9 (Xinhua) — A formal official in north Hebei Province who gained national notoriety for forging documents to gain promotions and take over the estate of a dead man, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a court on Thursday.

Wang Yali, former deputy chief of the provincial capital Shijiazhuang City’s Communist Youth League committee, was convicted of embezzlement and bribery at the Taocheng District People’s Court in the city of Hengshui.

The woman forged documents to seize her late godfather’s 17-million-U.S.dollar company, according to a statement from the court.

She also offered bribes to government officials, said the statement.

Wang, 42, rose to infamy last year for faking her personal information, including her name, age, education and work experience.

Internet posts ridiculed Wang’s resume, which showed that she was a pharmacist in an army hospital at the age of 12.

Thursday’s ruling also deprived her political rights for four years.

Four other people who helped Wang take over the company and offer bribes were also convicted Thursday. Three of them were sentenced to prison, said the statement.

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Senior CPC official calls Chinese youths to adhere to Marxism [Xinhua]

Posted in China, Communist Youth League CYL, CPC, Marx on December 14, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) — Wang Zhaoguo, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called on Chinese youth to adhere to Marxism while making efforts to build a well-off society.

Wang made the remarks at a forum in Beijing Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the December 9th Movement, a democratic campaign in 1935 by secondary school and college students under the leadership of the CPC.

Young Marxists should promote their theoretical and practical abilities, share common sentiments with the general public and keep their innovative spirit, Wang said.

Wang also called on young Marxists in China to adhere to a Marxist political stance in the current complicated circumstances.

More than 200 university students, who are participants of a national young Marxism promotion project, attended the forum.

The Communist Youth League of China (CYLC) Central Committee launched the project in 2007. It offers training courses and practice programs at national, provincial and university level to about 200,000 university students around China annually.

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Survey: Chinese think people’s happiness index should be standard by which gov’t is judged [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, Communist Youth League CYL, CPC, Economy, Employment, Environmental protection, Social Security system on November 30, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

November 23, 2010

China Youth Daily recently conducted a survey among 2,633 people through and The survey shows that nearly 96 percent of respondents believe the public happiness index is relevant to local government actions and nearly 69 percent of respondents believe local government actions have much to do with the public happiness index.

The survey also shows that more than 89 percent of respondents hope the happiness index will be integrated into local government evaluation systems, and nearly 57 percent of respondents expressed their high expectations. More than 36 percent of respondents are people born in 1980s, more than 36 percent are people born in 1970s and nearly 16 percent are people born in 1960s.

A message left by a netizen on the said that currently, certain local governments only care about GDP and ignore the people’s happiness because as the GDP grows, they have the hope and guarantee of promotion.

The recently-released 12th Five-Year Plan proposed constructing a beautiful homeland for farmers to live happy lives and required the government to make efforts to increase the income of rural residents keeping in line with the economic development.

In recent years, local governments such as Jiangyin in Jiangsu Province and Pingdingshan in Henan Province have brought the “happiness index” into the performance evaluation of local officials.

Compared with the traditional evaluation systems based on GDP, the happiness index is a comprehensive evaluation of the social conditions covering many aspects such as the health level, social welfare status, the level of economic output and ecological environment. It offers a new perspective for governments to observe the people’s condition.

Many experts suggested that local governments should bring the happiness index into their evaluation system to change the current standard, which focuses on GDP.

China Youth Daily contributed to this report.

By People’s Daily Online

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On correct management of the Chinese population issue as a whole for long-term, balanced growth [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, Communist Youth League CYL, CPC, Economy, Environmental protection, Family planning policy, Socialism with Chinese Characteristics on October 5, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

September 25, 2010

Three decades ago today, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee issued an “open letter” to all CPC members and Communist Youth League (CYL) members on the question of China’s population control.  The “open letter” issued on Sept. 25, 1980 called for CPC and CYL members in China to have only one child in a bid to improve livelihoods.

Based on China’s basic national conditions as a big populous nation but with a weak economic foundation and a relatively insufficient per-capita share of natural resources, the Party Central Committee called on all CPC and CYL members to play an exemplary role and to unite with and lead the masses of people initiatively to implement the birth control or family planning policy.

With the issue of the “open letter”, China has taken on a great change afterward in transforming the existing habits and customs in this regard.  The CPC and CYL members and officials at all levels took the lead to implement birth control and practice the optimum ways for child-bearing and child-rearing, and the basic national family-planning policy has been carried out consciously and efficaciously.

Hence, the momentum for an excessive population growth was brought under control; China has accomplished a historic change in the population reproduction type from one featuring high birth, low-death and high growth-rate to one featuring low birth rate, low death rate and low growth rate equaling that of moderately developed nations in a relative short period of time, as against close to 100 years for such developed nations.  At the same time, China’s human quality [sic] has improved comprehensively, and the population structure and distribution issue has drawn growing attention with an ensuing marked improvement in the people’s survival and development conditions and a significant rise in human race index [sic].

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