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Is the Chinese Communist Party Really Subjecting 1% 0.2% of Its Cadres to Extended Severe Torture Every Year?

If so--if somebody joining the Chinese Communist Party that Deng Xiaoping built at 25 must even now look forward to a future in which there is a 40% 10% chance that they are caught up in some faction fight that leads to their severe torture sometime during their career (and a 3% chance that they are "shot while trying to escape"--that has very powerful and very negative implications for the future of China.

ByElMar emails:

Why isn't this story getting much more attention? It seems to me to be very important: