采访/刘惠 编辑/李谦 后制/周天
CCP Regime’s Four Major Dangers Once Again Published
One year ago, Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP), warned of four major dangers.
As the 18th Party Congress is upcoming, CCP official media
has once again stressed the four major dangers.
Meanwhile, former CCP leader Hu Yaobang’s son openly
appealed to the authorities to deepen political reform.
Analysts think these facts seem to give a strong signal of
the CCP launching reforms.
However, the political reform alleged by the CCP is far
different from the general public’s real expectation.
On November 2, the CCP official newspaper,
Xinhua News Agency,
issued an article about challenges
the 18th Party Congress faces.
It highlighted a warning made by Hu Jintao in 2011.
Hu warned of four major dangers existing within the CCP:
spiritual slackness, incompetence, losing contact with the
general public, inactivity and corruptibility”.
The news report alleged that China is “in a period
during which conflicts are increasingly showing themselves
and that the CCP regime faces “unprecedented challenges”
and “unprecedented crises arising from external sources.”
It also claimed that the18th Party Congress has to face
tough issues including diplomatic pressure, economic slowdown, and social inequality.
The latest issue of Qiu Shi magazine, official publication of
CCP Central Committee, said that in the near future,
the regime’s “dilemma of choice” will grow.
On November 1, the 18th Party Congress’ news center
exhibited an old photo taken at the 12th Party Congress in 1982.
The photo showed Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang,
both were representatives of the CCP liberal faction.
On November 3, the Economic Observer,
a weekly newspaper based in Beijing, published Hu Deping’s article on the front page.
Hu Deping, Hu Yaobang’s son, is the Standing Committee
member of the CCP National Political Consultative Conference.
Hu Deping called on the CCP to deepen political reform,
and introduce constitutional democracy under the rule of law.
In his article, Hu Deping said that it should break up
And that it should offer private enterprises open access
to monopoly industries for fair competition.
Hu Deping took the Cultural Revolution for example,
urging the regime to advance application of the Constitution.
A swathe of official initiatives have drawn
pubic attention and speculation.
They regard official actions as a strong signal
of a launch of possible political reform.
The authorities are deemed to want to resolve the
unprecedented ruling crisis by once again introducing Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang.
Both Hu and Zhao, the late CCP leaders,
were known to have a high level of public support.
Critic Lan Shu comments on the political reforms
launched by Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang.
The reforms did create positive impact at that time,
but they were limited, he says.
And today the reforms have lagged
far behind those of the era in mention.
Lan Shu: “All reforms they made, in short, were changes in
the CCP’s way of ruling, instead of changes in its ruling status.
But the CCP’s autocratic rule is the core of all the
problems that plague today’s China."
Lan Shu indicates that reforms like these are just a pose.
And that they won’t achieve any real effect.
Gong Shengli, chief researcher of Beijing-based periodical
“China Realities Insight”, comments on all this.
Gong said that any ruling political party is bound to
justify its “legitimacy”.
However, the CCP has now lost all public confidence,
and “the legitimacy of its reign” has been the subject of suspicion in the world.
Gong Shengli: “It’s very simple to make its reign legitimate.
Just allow the populace to vote.
For example, China’s media often conducts polls for
But they never do polls for the popularity rating of the CCP.”
Gong Shengli remarks that the CCP have
deceived the public from the very beginning.
So far, the general publics have basically discerned the truth.
The regime only cares about its ruling power.
It has insisted in following
“socialism with Chinese characteristics”, which is solely
for satisfying the interests of the CCP, he says.