The CCP and Human Rights in China
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The paper discusses how since the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) formation, it has been criticized for its human rights abuses. The paper addresses the CCP's reaction to demonstrations for democracy, specifically, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and looks at China's occupation and ruling of Tibet. The paper describes how anyone considered to be a threat to the current system is given hefty a prison sentence and all television programs, newspapers and other print, and the internet are censored. The paper then points out the limited advancement of personal freedoms in China and considers the future of China and its government. Finally, the paper notes the global community's lack of condemnation and suggests that this is because many world economies want to profit from alliances with China.
From the Paper:"China is hailed as having one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), also known as the Communist Party of China, has been in existence since 1921, and has been firmly established as the single ruling political Party of mainland China for the over 60 years. The CCP, with 73.36 million members, is the largest political party in the world (Human Rights' Statistics in China, 2011). The Party controls its members through "democratic centralism," which makes them subordinate to the Party organization. Since the CCP's formation, it has been criticized heavily for its human rights abuses that restrict citizens' freedoms of movement, speech and religion. Human rights and due process are provided for in the Chinese constitution and laws. However, in practice, these fundamental rights are often ignored.
"Beginning in 1988, throughout various cities across China, many students participated in demonstrations for democracy. They demanded improved rights, such as: free elections, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press. Then chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Hu Yaobang, did not condemn the actions of the students or their intellectual supporters. Because of this, other CCP members considered him too lenient and he was quickly demoted and replaced as chairman. The protesting students then hailed him as a hero, and after his death in 1989, a huge protest demonstration, lasting six weeks and including over 100,000 people, erupted in Tiananmen Square."
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