- In the 1980s and 1990s, China suffered from continuing massive official corruption, infuriating its citizens.
- Party members,, having suffered so badly during the Cultural Revolution,
have used their power to enrich themselves.
- In the 1950s and 1960s, the motto of Chairman Mao was "Serve
the people." The motto of the party of the 1980s and 1990s was
"To get rich is glorious."