(The Post Millennial) – China will mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, the party that has singlehandedly ruled China for more than 70 years.
This week brought many displays and celebrations across China, with several mainstream American outlets saluting the centennial of the oppressive regime.
Bloomberg celebrating the CCP's 100 year anniversary https://t.co/6mrhCJtT0l
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“Much has changed since 1921, but the Chinese Communist Party, which today boasts more than 95 million members, equivalent to almost 7% of China’s entire population, has remained an ever present fixture—even as communist parties elsewhere collapse or fade from view,” wrote CNN.
— CNN International (@cnni) June 30, 2021
ABC News wrote that the commemorative anniversary will celebrate China’s rise to “superpower status.”
PARTY TIME: China staged a night of political theater with a mass performance to sing the praises of the ruling communist party, ahead of the 100th anniversary of its foundation. https://t.co/ZFo60a5cir pic.twitter.com/LavMuH7rWI
— ABC News (@ABC) June 29, 2021
“The party will showcase the country’s rise from civil war and disastrous political campaigns in the early years of Communist rule to market reforms that have created the world’s second largest economy, with a superpower status rivaled only by the United States,” said ABC News
Bloomberg wrote that “President Xi Jinping looks stronger than ever,” writing a glowing review of China’s booming economy.
“China’s economy is now poised to overtake that of the US within the decade, eradicating extreme poverty and creating a new ultra-rich class: At the end of 2019, China had 5.8 million millionaires and 21,100 residents with wealth above $50 million—more than any country except the US,” said Bloomberg.
After 100 years in power, China's Communist Party is looking stronger than ever. But a host of questions loom, including when Xi Jinping will hand over power https://t.co/ngfBS00tq6
— Bloomberg Next China (@next_china) June 28, 2021
In addition, Bloomberg covered in a video the opening of a museum dedicated to the CCP’s first 100 years, highlighting the “high-end” part of town the museum lies in. The video features students speaking highly of the Communist Party in China.
“China has become more rejuvenated under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.”
China’s Communist Party is betting on its youth as it marks its 100th anniversary on July 1. @Colum_M spoke with some of them at a new museum in Shanghai for the CCP https://t.co/yFRerz74s4 pic.twitter.com/DgwNiHZk9j
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) June 29, 2021
AP News, while condemning suppression by the CCP, praised the party’s ability to stay in power for so long.
“Still, the party’s ability to evolve and rule for so long, albeit in part by suppressing dissent, suggests it may remain in control well into its second century. The party insists it has no intention of exporting its model to other countries, but if China continues to rise, it could well challenge the western democratic model that won the Cold War and has dominated the post-World War II era,” wrote AP.