bbc.com – By News from Elsewhere… …media reports from around the world, found by BBC Monitoring Communist Party members in China must keep calling each other “comrade”, the party’s leadership has ruled. The party has halved the number of regulations governing how it’s run after reviewing more than 1,000 documents over two years, according to state news agency Xinhua. But while the rules blitz has abolished regulations considered outdated or obsolete, using the term “comrade” to refer to fellow members of the party is still deemed necessary, the South China Morning Post website reports.

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