CCP at 100: As China rises, ruling party pulls more young people into its orbit

Zhou Yeqin (left) joined the Chinese Communist Party as she believes in its goal to “eventually realise communism”. Xu Jia says that as he “saw China getting stronger and stronger, the CCP as its ruling party, with its history, got increasingly
Zhou Yeqin (left) joined the Chinese Communist Party as she believes in its goal to “eventually realise communism”. Xu Jia says that as he “saw China getting stronger and stronger, the CCP as its ruling party, with its history, got increasingly more persuasive to (people like me)”.PHOTOS: ZHOU YEQIU, DANSON CHEONG

BEIJING - Think Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member and someone like PhD student Zhou Yeqiu might not be the first person to come to mind.

The bespectacled 26-year-old student at the University of Science and Technology Beijing is shy and self-deprecating, repeatedly apologising for her lack of public speaking skills.

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