The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) changed rules about what members are allowed to say publicly and published them on Monday in the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
“A member of the party must not publicly express opinions that are inconsistent with decisions made by the central leadership,” Article 16 of the revised regulations read.
The regulation used to say that members could not express opinions that are “opposite” of party leadership’s decisions.
The rules also said members could not report each others’ misconduct “on the internet,” but should use “the party’s circuit inspection teams,” SCMP said.
The Chinese media said the new regulations “represented progress in protecting the political rights of party members.”
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