WORLD IN BRIEF : CHINA : Communists Issue Plan for Survival

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

China's Communist Party laid out a plan for its political survival at the end of a four-day Central Committee plenum in Beijing. The party was urged to unite with the masses and was told it has become separated from the people because of "bureaucracy, subjectivism, formalism, passivism, corruption and other serious phenomena," the official New China News Agency reported. Diplomats described the statement as a return to language inspired by Chairman Mao Tse-tung during the 1960s, when people did not dare challenge the authority of the party.

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