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Xi’s ‘Three Plus One Power Mode’
With Xi Jinping’s strong succession since the 18th NPC,
the Politics and Law Committee (PLC) head was demoted.
The public believes that Xi Jinping initiatively changes
the stability maintenance mode, and weakens PLC powers.
However, a recent issue of Open magazine pointed out,
this is not necessarily the right interpretation.
The Hong Kong’s Open magazine wrote that since getting
full power over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP),
politics and military, Xi Jinping downgraded the PLC power.
The PLC power of stability maintenance
is being taken away too.
The new layout of the PLC could only be overseen
by the Standing Committee of the Politburo led by Xi.
Therefore, Xi Jinping’s era has ‘three plus one power mod’,
with Chinese characteristics.
The magazine points out, this power mode not only
does not weaken the PLC power, but strengthens the stability maintenance’ importance.
Now the new session of PLC will be led by Xi Jinping,
and will cover public security bureaus, prosecutors, courts, judicature, military, and the armed police.
All institutions for overseeing people had been further
strengthened in their maintenance of stability function.
In the eve of the 18th NPC,
power of armed police had begun to be collected.
Multi-Provincial Armed Police Corps offices
had large-scale changes.
CCP also promoted provincial People’s Armed Police Forces’
heads to commanders, and strengthen the armed forces role.
On January 29, 2013, CCP’ Central Military Commission
head Xi Jinping and deputy Fan Changlong inspected the Armed Police Force.
They stressed that CCP controls the Armed Police Force,
and asked the Armed Police Force to be absolutely loyal, pure and reliable.
Fan Changlong went to the Armed Police Force on April 18,
and again required them “to implement resolutely
President Xi Jinping’s series of decisions and instructions,"
and “ensure that the army is absolute loyal,
pure and reliable."
Fan Changlong’s speech again emphasized
the complete militarization of the armed police.
Political commentator Wu Fan said that Jiang Zemin
separated the military from the armed police,
and gradually strengthen the PLC,
making it a second power center within the CCP.
Xi Jinping had to incorporate armed police
for their own safety.
Armed police is not only used against the people,
but can also be used to deal with political opponents.
Wu Fan, political commentator: “This is to control it,
in order to control the society, and the entire CCP.
It seems to me the CCP had entirely degenerated,
and it is getting out of control.
Because it has turned into an interests’ group,
an underworld group.
Any means can be used for their own interests and power,
including armed police, to murder, deal with political opponents, and conduct assassinations."
On February 6, 2012, Wang Lijun, former head of Chongqing
Public Security Bureau, fled to the U.S. consulate.
U.S. media exposed a coup attempt by Bo Xilai, former
Chongqing Party Secretary, and Zhou Yongkang, PLC head.
For that they relied on the armed police forces too.
Open magazine said, being a CCP’s Standing Committee
member, Zhou Yongkang had been strongly dominating PLC.
He concentrated everything around maintenance of stability,
thus PLC offices were overriding government’s decisions.
The offices had public security, procuratorial, judicial,
armed police and other functions.
This had unified the control over national resources
and high stability maintenance funds,
increasing the PLC power, and placing it above
the government, politics and military.
The magazine also noted that in the last decade, numerous
abuses of justice happened in China, with nowhere to appeal;
justice reduced dramatically, social security continued to
deteriorate, serious criminal cases blew out, the evil forces run rampantly, social justice had gone.
These are all results of the power and actions
of the CCP’s Politics and Law Committee.
Xing Tianxing, independent commentator: “Xi Jinping
wanted to save the Chinese Communist Party.
What formed a huge threat and resistance for him
was the evil political and legal system, and the set of maintenance of stability policies."
Independent commentator Xing Tianxing believes,
if CCP continues with its high-pressure stability maintenance,
people’s revolt will be inevitable, leading to the inevitable
collapse of CCP, and trialing those in power.
Wu Fan: “Will it change the stability maintenance policy?
If it wants to change the stability maintenance policy,
what policy will it use to manage this society?
It cannot control it. This society had changed into one
where the strong bully the weak,
the rich bully the poor, and the powerful bully the powerless.
This is now everywhere."
Open magazine concludes, Xi still bears the inertial thinking
of an eternal red country without deterioration,
and he will continue to walk the path of “grabbing the gun,"
and continuing the maintenance of stability with a force.