The CCP attempted to win popular support by the anti-corruption movement
At the "Beidaihe Conference" prior to
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head Xi Jinping
taking power, Xi and other CCP leaders achieved
a consensus of immediately "winning the people's support"
after he officially took the head position.
Xi emphasized, despite confronting
domestic and external troubles,
CCP's "dead aperture" is losing people's support,
which leads to the danger of
"Jasmine Revolution of Chinese Version" at any time.
So after Xi took the head position of the CCP,
he strongly launched the movement
of anti-corruption and building a clean government.
On February 4th,
Hong Kong-based Economics Daily Newspaper cites
an official who attended the CCP's high-rank
Beidaihe Conference in 2012 and reports,
Xi Jinping emphasized in the Conference,
the domestic and external troubles the CCP is facing now
are very similar to the Kuomintang (KMT) in 1948,
which were all at a stage of losing people's support.
During the conference, Xi Jinping achieved consensus
with the former CCP leaders, and decided to
win back people's support as soon as possible
after the 18th CCP Congress.
So after Xi Jinping took the head position,
he launched the movement of anti-corruption.
The report cites a political observer in Beijing and points out,
as far as how to change people's impression on
corrupt officials is concerned,
Xi Jinping says, to renew the people's perception
about the CCP will take a considerably long time.
However, time does not wait for the CCP.
Beijing Political Commentator Hua Po: "This shows
the CCP has a clear realization
about current society's status and situation.
During 13 years of holding power,
Jiang Zemin carried out policies of corruption politics,
cronyism and monopoly economics,
which made the people destitute.
So this has reached a very crucial point in time,
a very risky moment,
when the gods are angry and the people are resentful."
During Jiang Zemin's time, the power of privilege is prevalent
and corruption becomes the cohesion of the CCP.
State-owned resources are partitioned
by several powerful families including Jiang's faction figures
Zeng Qinghong and Zhou Yongkang
which leads their families to
become corrupted with a huge amount of money.
Bejing constitutional scholar Chen Yongmiao says,
compared with the KMT in 1949, the causes and background
of corruption in the CCP's officialdom are quite different.
Chen Yongmiao: "the situation in 1948 resulted
from 10 years' war against the Japanese,
which was enhanced with monetary inflation
and all sorts of social corruption.
However, the current CCP have a similar degree of corruption
but without external incentive.
It is the CCP themselves
that are responsible for the bad situation."
In 2011, the Chief of Asia Department of
"British Royal Politics Institute" said,
the CCP were losing 99% of Chinese people's support
and they take the issue seriously.
Hua Po points out, such a status has been very obvious.
But they have the mind but without the strength to solve it.
Although Wen Jiabao called for
implementation of political reform
in order to win back the people's support,
this was not realized.
Hua Po: "So when Xi Jinping took power,
he must have a clear understanding.
After he took power, he chose anti-corruption
as a breakthrough point, strongly hitting these interest groups
and the bigshots blocking reform.
During the Chinese New Year,
the Commission for Discipline Inspection of
the Central Committee of the CCP(CDICC)
continually published articles
advocating anti-corruption without stopping."
On January 31st (The first day of Chinese New Year),
the website of Supervision Ministry of CDICC
published a piece of news,
the deputy CCP head and the full mayor of Nanjing City
Ji Jianye's case is transferred to the Justice Department
for processing and he was stripped of his CCP identity.
On the next day, the website of Supervision Ministry
of CDICC again published an article,
which spoke of punishing all corrupt officials
and enhancing the strength of pursuing and catching
corrupt officials who escape overseas,
which will make sure "corrupt officials
have no way of hiding themselves."
On the third day, the CCP's mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency
reports, the Ministry of Auditing requires
each level's audit departments to strictly investigate
the abuse of administrative power, corruption and bribery.
Since the 18th CCP Congress, the CCP implemented
many new anti-corruption measures
and some officials have fallen due to the reporting.
But Chinese citizens requesting official's assets
be published are arrested. AMNESTY published articles
to criticize the CCP for "hypocritical anti-corruption"
which is focusing on extending the regime
and oppressing the dissidents.
Hua Po says, the CCP's anti-corruption is only for
maintaining the CCP's regime.
When these citizens walk on the streets for
publishing officials' assets,
this offends the CCP most seriously.
Hua Po: "Because the CCP fears street politics extremely.
so the CCP says, we can oppose corruption
and ask officials to publish their assets, but you citizens
cannot because this will make the situation chaotic.
Xi’s authorities also oppress healthy civil forces
which maintain stability ,
the number 1 of all issues."
Hua Po says, although the CCP strongly
opposes corruption to win the people's support,
the CCP's bloody suppression of people
has caused the people to lose their support for the CCP.
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