Full coverage: Understanding the CPC
Episode One: Understanding the CPC
The Communist Party of China - the CPC, the Party - just did what it has never done before, and it is important to appreciate what happened and why. It happened in New York, at BookExpo America, where an unprecedented series of five books, titled Understanding the CPC, was published in English by the Party Building Books Publishing House.
Many foreigners do not understand the CPC—particularly its historic transformation from a ’revolutionary party’ seeking power to a ‘ruling party’ exercising power.
The book launch was a milestone. I am not a dispassionate observer: I wrote the Introduction to the books and gave a speech at the launch. So for Understanding the CPC, we go to New York, my hometown, to get…. Closer To China.