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China: Xi Jinping says party should be able to put up with sharp criticism

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

According to a CCTV prime time news report, there was a gathering to extend Lunar New Year’s greetings to people from non-communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and those without party affiliations.

Xi Jinping, the new general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pointed out that it was necessary to keep on intensifying democratic supervision. For the CCP, it should be able to put up with sharp criticism, correct mistakes if it has committed them and avoid them if it has not.

For non-CCP personages, they should dare to tell the truth, speak words jarring on the ear, and truthfully reflect public aspirations. Xi hoped that they would conscientiously make forthright admonition and criticism to help the party identify, analyse and resolve the problems and overcome the shortcomings in its work.

Xi urged the party committees at various levels to proactively accept and sincerely welcome the supervision by the non-communist parties and people without party affiliations, earnestly improve their working style and continuously raise their work standards.

Didn’t Xi’s words sound similar to Mao’s words when Mao seduced the non-communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and those without party affiliations to criticise the CCP in order to help the CCP rectify its working style?

Do you think that those who have criticised the CCP will again be labelled as rightists and persecuted?

SCMP reported some microbloggers response to Xi’s invitation of criticism as follows:

Journalist Chen Jieren believed Xi, but had doubt that the relevant departments would take the initiative to turn Xi’s words into actions and unlock those Weibo accounts of people who were silenced for speaking the truth, let alone criticising the CCP?

China Newsweek senior writer Zhang Wen recommended that all the non-communist parties responded by casting off the “window-dressing” label given them by foreign media, opening their microblog accounts to keep the CCP in check online and being brave by putting its own voice out there.

He believes that there will not be a repetition of the anti-Rightist campaign as games like “drawing the snakes out of the caves” won’t work in today’s China.

I believe that judging by Jiang Zemin’s decision to allow his name to appear behind Politburo Standing Committee member, Jiang wants Xi to succeed him as the core of the CCP leadership, a position equivalent to the emperor of the CCP Dynasty (the current Chinese political system I described in my book “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements”).

Xi really wants people outside the CCP to help him deal with the large number of corrupt local despots within the party.

However, as the core of the CCP Dynasty, Xi does so for the survival of the CCP as he knows well if he fails to deal with the serious problems of corruption within the CCP, the CCP will be doomed.

This will be a good opportunity for people to fight for the rule of law and human rights, especially the freedoms of press and speech in accordance with the Chinese constitution.

However, knowing well that this is under the restriction of helping the CCP Dynasty to maintain its survival, human rights and rule of law fighters should not be so stupid as to demand multi-party democracy. Doing so could lose the rare opportunity to obtain rule of law and freedoms of press and speech, which are the indispensable foundations of democracy.

Sources: CCTV, SCMP

About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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