Pyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: APPyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: AP
Pyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: AP

Letters | China’s Communist Party has gone from voice of the people to voice of tycoons: how’s that for painful irony?

  • Decades ago, the Communist Party won the Chinese people’s support by pledging to end national humiliation
  • Today, they block democratic reform and side with the rich and powerful

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
Pyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: APPyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: AP
Pyrotechnics create the words “Long Live the People”, during a gala evening at Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. Photo: AP
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