Party discipline officer says Chinese Academy of Social Sciences also engages in 'illegal collusion', in online remarks quickly removed
South China Morning - Sunday, 15 June, 2014
A senior party discipline inspector has accused one of China's most
influential academic research organisations of being "infiltrated by
foreign forces" and "conducting illegal collusion during [politically]
The criticisms were made by Zhang Yingwei during a visit to a research institute for modern Chinese history on Tuesday.
They were posted in an article on the institute's website that was removed yesterday.
Zhang heads a group sent to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
(Cass) by the Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline
He had asked the academy to "remain alert to some politically
sensitive issues", the article said. It did not say whether he named the
"foreign forces" or what he meant by "illegal collusion during
The warnings to Cass, an influential government think tank, come at a
time when President Xi Jinping is tightening his grip on the media and
has launched sweeping anti-corruption and ideological campaigns
targeting the civil service and state-owned enterprises, as well as an
intense crackdown on liberal intellectuals and activists.