China’s youth rush to join the ‘Party’

Highly selective Communist Youth League is rite of passage for Beijing’s future leaders.

China''s young power base

Joining China’s Communist Youth League is a highly selective process, but for many top students it is a first step toward full-fledged membership in the ruling Communist Party.

National leaders of the youth organisation often go on to top positions in the government, notably current president Hu Jintao.

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Sichuan province.

Source: Al Jazeera