China`s Communist Party setting up branches in for

The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC)is reaching out to employees of foreign firms.

Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 22:08 PM IST

Beijing: The ruling Communist Party of
China (CPC), which has retained its dominant hold on all walks
life in the country, is reaching out to employees of foreign
firms where party units are being set up.

The number of foreign enterprises` employees who had
joined CPC increased to 2,832 last year from 51 in 1991,
official media here reported today.

A total of 109 party branches have been established in
foreign businesses of the capital city, Guo Song, Party Chief
of the Beijing Investment Promotion Bureau said.

"It was very hard to set up a party branch in foreign
owned companies because they afraid that the Party branch
would affect their personnel management," he was quoted by the
official China Daily as saying.

But at the same time more and more firms started
accepting the party branches after realising the benefits they
could get, he said.

Guo said party membership for foreign businesses has
entered a new era as foreign companies became more open to
foreign branches.

PTI