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Successor ignores Hu Jintao’s call for democracy


Xi Jinping

China‘s official media CCTV reports in its prime-time news on Tuesday that Hu Jintao’s designated successor, Xi Jinping, gave a speech at the closing ceremony of the seminar of provincial and ministerial-level officials in Beijing on July 24, 2012.

In spite of Xi’s emphasis on the importance of the swansong speech Hu Jintao delivered to the seminar the day before, we find from the official media’s report, Xi simply ignored Hu’s call for democracy, i.e. democratic election, democratic decision-making, democratic administration and democratic supervision as mentioned in my previous post yesterday.

On the contrary, Xi said, “Our party’s adherence to integration of centralism based on democracy and democracy under centralised guidance has given rise to and maintained its unity and vibrant vigour. That is a tremendous superiority in system.”

What? Instead of Hu’s democratic political reform, Xi wants to stick to Lenin’s notorious democratic centralism which Soviet communists based on for their autocracy and Mao based on for his tyranny. Xi’s speech obviously indicates his unwillingness to carry out the democratic political reform that Hu advocated in his swansong speech.

With the wisdom of a leader who has succeeded in achieving a decade of fast economic growth, Hu is certainly aware of the strong opposition to democratic reform within the party. However, he has attained his goal: he has shown his desire for democracy despite inability to carry out a democratic reform. He has thus cleaned his image and will not be regarded as a conservative against democracy in Chinese history.

As for democracy, I said in my previous post: when Chinese people become richer and better educated, they will strive for democracy and human rights and will obtain democracy and human rights by either transforming or discarding the party. It is unavoidable unless China remains poor and backward.

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10 thoughts on “Successor ignores Hu Jintao’s call for democracy

  1. Reblogged this on The Universe of Lord Vito the Ninth.

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    Posted by lordvito9 | July 31, 2012, 8:36 am
  2. Like many readers, I too am of the view that Mr Hu has no leadership attributes. He has little sense of responsibility and of intellectual ability. He has little personal conceptualization and understanding of democracy, and is afraid to take the responsibility of bequeathing democracy to the people but prefers instead to kick the can down the road like a coward. If on his deathbed he bemoan the lack of democracy but the heavy boots of tyranny, no one will will have sympathy for him but the converse.

    Are all Chinese leaders that selfish, irresponsible,and cowardly? Truly, it reflects poorly on our Chinese people.

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    Posted by Chinese-Public-Scholar | August 2, 2012, 2:47 pm

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