Does a Deleted Paragraph Criticizing Xi Jinping in Hu Dehua’s Speech Show that the Infighting Groups Within the CCP Want to Favor Xi?
Hu Dehua, the son of former Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) leader Hu Yaobang,
spoke at a Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine meeting,
swirling speculation by the media.
On June 20, Chen Ziming, a mainland China
political scholar who unveiled the news first,
published a long micro-blog article with
updated speech content.
He deleted the section of the speech in which
Hu Dehua criticized Xi Jinping, but kept the content
relating to struggling amongst princelings.
On the morning of June 20, Chen Ziming
published a long micro-blog article,
purposely deleting the section in which Hu Dehua
criticized the following words of Xi Jinping:
“can’t use the achievement in the 3 decades
after the Reform and Opening to deny the achievement in the 30 years before it.”
Hu Dehua questioned, “if we can’t deny the
achievement before the Reform and Opening,
then we can’t be against the Cultural Revolution?
Does that mean we can’t deny Mao Zedong’s
criticism of Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping’s father ‘to against
the Party by a novel which is a great invention’?”
Chen Ziming said Gao Yu, the former
Deputy Chief Editor of China Economics Weekly,
sent him a recording of Hu Dehua’s speech in the
internal meeting of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine.
He found that his original script was added some contents
by the someone, then he corrected it.
Gao Yu, former deputy chief editor of Economics Weekly:
“(Hu Dehua’s) speech is quite good, I only can say this
because it’s not properly to release yet.
Whether we can publicize the content?
I haven』t received any authorization.
So, I can’t comment on it.”
Hu Dehua, who delivered the speech on April 13,
questioned Xi Jinping』s words from Xi’s new
southern tour speech in which he stated,
“there’s were no heroes during
the Soviet disintegration.”
On June 17, Chen Ziming published Hu’s speech for the first
time, which attracted media attention and hot debate online.
Hu Dehua said, “There’s no hero in Soviet.
Then I want to ask, ‘what kind of man is a hero?
Is the man holding modern weapons, driving third
generation battle tanks, shooting the Russian people
who have nothing on hand and driving anywhere
he wants a hero?’
Hu said that he thinks heroes are the Soviet solders
against fascism, against shooting the people
who go against the orders from their leaders
and will be punished by the military court.”
Hu Dehua also said that Russian people had abandoned
Communism and hold general elections.
The legitimacy of the ruling government comes from
the people’s mandate rather than from guns and bayonets.
Hua Po, a Beijing political observer, pointed out that
Hu Dehua is brave enough to talk among
the “2nd Red Generation.”
He talked about Xi Jinping, which is the reason
why part of his speech was deleted.
The purpose of this action is to tell public opinion that
his words criticize the conservative gangs but not aiming Xi Jinping.
Hua Po, a Beijing Political Observer: “Some while ago,
people doubted whether Xi Jinping ‘turned left.’
The liberal gang won’t allow an attack on Xi Jinping.
Their strategy is to pull Xi to their team,
rather than push Xi to the left.”
Hu Dehua also told a story in his speech.
In a “Red Second Generation” meeting, the people
in support of universal values challenged CCP officials,
asking why they didn’t listen to the people.
They said that on one hand, the CCP officials
claimed to have a firm belief in Communism,
but on the other hand, they sent their family overseas.
Some officials responded, “do you mean the CCP should
be disintegrated? Are you still CCP members?”
Hua Po pointed out that currently there is
a huge deviation within the CCP.
The struggles among each gang are growing fiercer.
Xi Jinping keeps using Youth League officials to balance
and control others but the leftist “anti-constitution gang”
took a series of big actions, dissatisfying Xi.
Hua Po thinks recently, Xi Jinping’s words are
intentionally reacting to the conservative gang.
On June 18, Xi said in a rectifying party conference that
“the minds of people is related to the fate of the party.”
This is understood as Xi Jinping knowing the CCP
is terminally ill, and will disintegrate soon.
The reason why he wants to rectify the party
is to try his luck.