By NOZOMU HAYASHI/ Correspondent
BEIJING--China’s new national security commission will focus on thwarting “unconventional” threats against the Communist Party’s rule, such as terrorism and the influence of Western ideologies, sources said.
The Communist Party aims to use the commission to ensure stability of the state and the administration—and to prevent China from becoming the site of demonstrations similar to the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East, observers said.
The party’s Central Politburo on Jan. 24 formally endorsed the decision to establish the commission. It was proposed in autumn last year during the third plenary session of the Communist Party Central Committee.
The role and authority of the national security commission have yet to be made public, but the people named to lead the commission have been disclosed, and they underscore the extreme importance attached to the new entity.
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New security commission aims to thwart unconventional threats to Chinese Communist Party, including western ideologies
According to Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's national newspapers, the Chinese government recently created a new commission chaired by none other than Xi Jinping, to focus on "unconventional threats" to the Chinese Communist Party, including terrorism and the influence of Western ideologies. Apparently the Chinese Communist Party, shaken by the events of the Arab Spring and the influence of western culture on Chinese youth, seeks to diminish the cultural influence of the United States and other western powers. It is unclear exactly what measures the communist party will employ to achieve the goals of the commission, but apparently the propaganda and internet censoring arms of the party apparatus will play a role. Read the article below.
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