Tuesday, May 3, 2016

China's President Xi warns of Party "cabals and cliques" - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Clique  结党 营私[jiedang yinsi] is  a very bad word in the Chinese lexicon.  When I was in the Peace Corps in India (1967-1969)  we listened every night on the short wave to Radio Peking.  It was the height of the Cultural Revolution (the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution).  The Mao-led struggle against "revisionism" and against "capitalist roaders" was intense.  The USSR was the heart of "revisionism".  Its government was referred to only by this term "the soviet renegade revisionist clique".  
So talk of cliques is about the identification of enemies.  Xi Jin Ping has certainly generated some with his vigorous anti-corruption campaign, and signs that he intendeds to accrue more power than has been the pattern of the years since the "reform and opening" began in 1978. - GWC
Thanks to Carl Minzner for the heads up.

Xi warns of Party "cabals and cliques" - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xi warns of Party "cabals and cliques"

BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has warned of "cabals

and cliques" in the Communist Party of China (CPC), while also denying

that the ousting of officials on corruption charges indicated a

"'House of Cards' power struggle."

"There are careerists and conspirators existing in our Party and

undermining the Party's governance. We should not bury our heads in

the sand and spare these members but must make a resolute response to

eliminate the problem and deter further violations," said Xi in a

speech published in full text in Tuesday's edition of the People's


Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, gave the

speech in January, at a plenary session of the CPC Central Commission

for Discipline Inspection which mapped out the anti-graft work in


He said "some officials have been forming cabals and cliques to

covertly defy the CPC Central Committee's decisions and policies" and

that they "risk compromising the political security of the Party and

the country."

In response, the CPC will step up its anti-corruption campaign,

according to the president.

"We must make it clear that our Party's fight against corruption is

not a snobbish affair that discriminates between different people, and 

is not a 'House of Cards' power struggle," he added."


结党营私 - gang up for selfish [private] interests; band together for selfish purposes; engage in factional activities in pursuit of personal gains; form a clique [cabal]

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