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David Wertime

Spotted on China’s Web: “Breeding Base” for Communist Party Members

The sign reads “Party Member Breeding Base.” (Via Weibo)

A user on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter with the handle @醒来的大鸦 has posted this head-scratcher: A sign reading “Breeding Base for [Communist] Party Members.” Commenting on the posted image, some users asked if Party members were wild animals, while a particularly daring user asked if the sign referred to a pig pen. Perhaps, one user speculated in English, they were “party animals.”

As China’s ruling party, the Communist Party likely does not need to breed its own members. Current membership exceeds 80 million, approximately the population of all of Germany.

 

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David Wertime

David is the co-founder and co-editor of Tea Leaf Nation. He first encountered China as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 2001 and has lived and worked in Fuling, Chongqing, Beijing, and Hong Kong. He is a ChinaFile fellow at the Asia Society and an associate fellow at the Truman National Security Project.