China's Communist Party Battles Image Problem

5 September 2012

The recent physical assault from a military official to a flight attendant outraged the Chinese netizen against the misbehaviour of some CCP officials, which pressured the CCP to suspend this official.

"A lot of times in the past, power might have gone unchecked and such things might have happened quite a lot without us knowing, but now people post things all the time... so a lot of things get revealed very quickly," said Dr Minglu Chen, a lecturer at the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre.

"Civil society is slowly being formed in China... I think the people are learning more and more to be critical, they are learning how to criticize the power (holders) and they are more and more keen to do so."

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