Leftists Threaten Xi Raising Four Questions
The Chinese “Global Times” has published a commentary
on line, in which it is alleged that in a recent speech,
Xi Jinping speaks about adhering to socialism with
these remarks have not been published for fear of
arousal of misunderstandings and rumors.
A propaganda that should be formed which can clarify
the difference between “right and wrong”.
Some scholars thought that there were two contradictory
signals released by Xi Jinping after taking power.
Let’s see the following report!
Kunlun Rock, author of the article, said that Xi Jinping
has delivered a series of speeches that focus on
“clarifying right and wrong, correcting direction”,
Rock continues: “but distribution is very limited,
and the media hasn’t reported much on it. ….
There are many misunderstandings and rumors going round
because most of the CCP’s officials and the public haven’t yet seen it although they have wanted to.”
It has been revealed by foreign media that Xi Jinping made
mention of the lessons of the collapse of the Soviet Union
when he spoke for the CCP in Shenzhen in last December.
He thought that the senior level should promote an
anti-corruption reform and a gradual economic reform,
but that the reforms shouldn’t shake the CCP’s ruling position.
The author raised “four questions that need to be clarified”,
including: which kind of doctrine does China engage in?
Whether to deny socialist history before the
Reform and Opening Up?
Whether today’s reform and development
needs to adhere to practice standards?
Whether belief in communism is out of date?
The author answered all the questions by quoting
Xi Jinping’s own words.
Zhang Shilin, professor from the Philosophy and Religion
Division of China Central University for Nationalities
analyzed that Xi is going to make a “political hedge “
with his words.
Zhang Shilin: “On the one hand, he wants to adhere to
traditional, orthodox ideological values.
Xi then emphasizes very firmly and clearly that reform
will be needed after the 18th National Congress.
The new leaders of the Xi-Li leadership emphasize reform,
and have a very strong stance on corruption.
They are also required to detain power inside a cage,
to fight the tigers and the flies.”
However, Zhao Shilin pointed out that all these questions
are generated by the traditional political system and modes.
Zhao Shilin: “I call this Political Hedge.
The political hedge is a very dangerous game.
It must adhere to the reform, deepen the reform,
from the economic reform to the political reform must
give up the interests of the special groups and the Party,
must really think about the people, and about China
as a nation, then it will solve the problem.”
Then what is the reason causing Xi to have
these two contradictory ideas?
Zhao Shilin: ”Li Keqiang also said that it should solve
the issue of the fixed interests’ distribution system by the words 『hero cuts the wrist’.
If it’s only an ideological question, it won’t be that serious.
There’s an issue of interests. There are many interest groups,
big or small, behind everything.
They have different requests for the political mode,
economy mode, even wanting ideological principles to protect their benefits.”
Zhao Shilin said that those different requests
were showing two trends:
one is to maintain the current system,
and the other is to promote reform.
Zhao Shilin thinks that the power group wanting
to maintain the current system is very strong,
but there are also strong voices asking for reform.
Xi has compromised with these two groups and
that’s the reason why he spoke in self contradiction.
Zhao Shilin: “However, there are some liberals among the old
revolutionaries, who are like Xi Zhongxun (father of Xi Jinping).
He is a relative liberal and supports reform and opening up.
Xi Jinping was impacted by these facts and
by the forces of the times.
So I say that from the conceptual point and
perspective, these facts will effect Xi Jinping.”
Whether the internal speeches of Xi Jinping that
were reported by the foreign media existed or not?
Zhao Shilin said that he couldn’t confirm it
one way or another.
Meanwhile Jiang Ping, former president of
“China University of Political Science and Law”,
said he hasn’t received related information.
Jiang Ping: “No. No. I have never seen it.
I have never seen it on line, because I don’t surf the internet.”
Zhang Lifan, a Beijing independent scholar, told media that
the leftists in Mainland China heard that Xi Jinping champions
Marxism-Leninism, and Mao Zedong Thought in his words.
The rightists also caught Xi’s points made such as:
“detain power inside a cage”.
Zhang Lifan said that both leftists and rightists had
found the meanings that they wanted, which was
the result hoped for by the authorities.