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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Chinese Communist Party members need a new image which represents China's "new period" of modernization and development, the Renmin Ribao newspaper has said. Members should properly understand former president Jiang Zemin's "three representations" ideology in order to change their image. Jiang's ideology requires the party to represent modern culture, advanced productive forces or the new class of entrepreneurs as well as a representing the interests of the general population. The paper said members should "assign great importance to emancipating and developing productive forces; take the lead in breaking away from ideas and concepts that hinder development, in transforming practices and rules that fetter development, and in removing defects in our systems that affect development". The following is the text of the report by Zhu Tongguang, entitled: "Establishing a new image for Chinese Communist Party members in the new period" carried by Chinese Communist Party newspaper Renmin Ribao (People's Daily) web site on 1 July; subheadings as carried:
The Chinese Communist Party [CCP] is the vanguard of the Chinese working class and at the same time, the vanguard of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation. The advanced nature of the CCP has determined that CCP members must always retain the party's advanced nature and must always play an exemplary vanguard role. The 16th CCP National Congress has stressed that an educational activity on retaining the advanced nature of CCP members should be launched in the whole party, with the …