China will mark the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, the party that has singlehandedly ruled China for more than 70 years.
This week brought many displays and celebrations across China, with several mainstream American outlets saluting the centennial of the oppressive regime.
"Much has changed since 1921, but the Chinese Communist Party, which today boasts more than 95 million members, equivalent to almost 7% of China's entire population, has remained an ever present fixture—even as communist parties elsewhere collapse or fade from view," wrote CNN.
ABC News wrote that the commemorative anniversary will celebrate China’s rise to "superpower status."
"The party will showcase the country's rise from civil war and disastrous political campaigns in the early years of Communist rule to market reforms that have created the world’s second largest economy, with a superpower status rivaled only by the United States," said ABC News
Bloomberg wrote that "President Xi Jinping looks stronger than ever," writing a glowing review of China’s booming economy.
"China's economy is now poised to overtake that of the US within the decade, eradicating extreme poverty and creating a new ultra-rich class: At the end of 2019, China had 5.8 million millionaires and 21,100 residents with wealth above $50 million—more than any country except the US," said Bloomberg.
In addition, Bloomberg covered in a video the opening of a museum dedicated to the CCP's first 100 years, highlighting the "high-end" part of town the museum lies in. The video features students speaking highly of the Communist Party in China.
AP News, while condemning suppression by the CCP, praised the party's ability to stay in power for so long.
"Still, the party's ability to evolve and rule for so long, albeit in part by suppressing dissent, suggests it may remain in control well into its second century. The party insists it has no intention of exporting its model to other countries, but if China continues to rise, it could well challenge the western democratic model that won the Cold War and has dominated the post-World War II era," wrote AP.
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