采访/陈汉 编辑/宋风 后制/王明宇
Mongolian Enters CCP Regime’s
Stability Preservation Leading Group
Mongolian Yang Jing was promoted to the 7-member
Secretariat of Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at the 18th Party Congress.
Yang Jing became the first ethnic minority person
in history to hold a post in the Secretariat.
Reportedly, Yang Jing will be in charge of
Will his promotion effectively help maintain
stability for ethnic minorities in China?
The Hong Kong Economic Journal reported on Mongolian
Yang Jing, member of Secretariat, CCP Central Committee.
Yang will take over as deputy chief of the Central Politics &
Law Commission(PLAC) of the Stability Preservation Leading Group,
and of social management, said the news report.
Sources close to CCP top-level told media that Yang Jing’s
entry into the ruling circle indicates a different way of handling minority issues under the reign of Xi Jinping.
Yang Jing became the first member of Secretariat of
the CCP Central Committee.
No ethnic minority Politburo member was produced at the
18th Party Congress, contrary to the two previous meetings.
Li Shanjian (Independent critic): “He (Yang Jing)
can’t represent the interests of the Mongolian or Chinese ethnic minorities.
His working experience shows that
he is reborn from CCP brainwashing completely.
So, there’s no difference between
he and other CCP officials."
Li Shanjian adds that as an ethnic minority cadre,
Yang Jing is likely to be in charge of “stability preservation”.
However, an ethnic minority official within the CCP system
is usually vested with limited authority.
Yang Jing’s role is more likely to be used as pretence,
Li Shanjian remarks.
In reality, the CCP’s minority policy has long been unpopular.
On November 25-26, four continuous Tibetan
self-immolations occurred in China,
with three of those taking part dying from their injuries.
In November, over 20 Tibetans set themselves
on fire to protest CCP rule.
In the last two years, China has seen over 80 Tibetan
self-immolations, causing over 60 deaths.
By contrast, the CCP authorities have consistently
denied their crackdown on Tibetan religion and culture.
The regime always asserts that
Tibetans in China possess religious freedom.
So far, two points have made the public hold out hope
for Xi Jinping to deal with Tibetan issue.
Firstly, Xi’s father Xi Zhongxun, former CCP deputy
premier in charge of Tibet, advocated to protect the interests of ethnic minorities;
Secondly, Xi Jinping’s wife, Peng Liyuan, is a Buddhist,
who is reported to worship a Tibetan master.
Informed sources have revealed Xi Jinping’s
In 2011, Xi Jinping attended an event held to celebrate
the 60th anniversary of the “liberation“ of Tibet.
Privately, Xi said to some leaders that the vast
majority of cadres in Tibet “only know how to aid construction in Tibet, but not how to govern it.”
Li Shanjian indicates that the PLAC’s crackdown
has continued on dissidents, the Tibetans,
Falun Gong practitioners and on other faith groups.
The Party’s policy of “stability overriding everything"
has never been changed.
The world still needs to wait and see whether
the CCP can get the PLAC’s lawlessness under control.
The in-house journal of the Development and Reform
Commission of the State Council published a commentary.
The article said that “stability overriding everything"
may be turned into “an imperial sword giving the bearer arbitrary powers”.
The “stability preservation" may finally evolve into piles of
grievances and discontent.
The Hong Kong Economic Journal said that CCP’s stability
preservation has changed from the past unipolar ruling to decentralization in three layers.
That is, Wang Qishan heads up stability preservation;
Meng Jianzhu is person in charge, Yang Jing, an assistant.
In the past, it was Jiang Zemin’s cronies who, as Politburo
Standing Committee members,
concurrently served as chiefs of the PLAC, of stability
preservation leading group and of social management.
Xing Tianxing (Critic): “Its decentralization aims to check
and balance the power of the PLAC.
That means, the new CCP top leadership knows very clearly
about the PLAC being set up as the 2nd Central Committee by Jiang Zemin and Zhou Yongkang.
So, fearing a threat to the power of Xi Jinping and
other top leaders, they now must decentralize PLAC power.”
Xing Tianxing adds that the PLAC’s hegemonic power
has brought grave disasters to the Chinese people over the past decade.
However, the CCP does not intend to remove the
rotten-to-the-core PLAC system, but only attempts to curb it with decentralization.
Nor does the regime want to change the ruling mindset of
“stability overriding everything”.
In this context, there is no way for Chinese citizens
to get their interests protected.
Nor is it possible that China’s legal system will see
any real improvement, says Xing Tianxing.