Xi Jinping Continues on Road of Crippled Economy
Reportedly, China will release later this year a reform plan
and an agenda on the next-10-year development.
Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) leader,
recently proposed to carry out in-depth reform,
in order to keep the momentum of China’s development.
Xi emphasized issues of improving people’s livelihood.
Experts indicate that China’s crippled economy,
which lacks political reform, has proved to be a dead end.
CCP official media have reported that Xi Jinping emphasized
the reinforcement and improvement of CCP leadership.
“This is a fundamental guarantee for the realization of
a healthy development of the economy and society,” he said.
Xi stated that deeper reform and tremendous effort
is needed to solve drawbacks of the system.
This needs to be done to maintain the momentum of
China’s economic and social development,
and to achieve the “Two Centurial”
goals of the Party.
Premier Li Keqiang said that it’s hardly likely that the
economy will be boosted by continuously relying on the
government’s investment and stimulation plan.
He proposed that is needed is revitalizing of the
and the changing of government functions, along with
the pushing forward of economic restructure.
However, China’s economic growth has fallen.
The rich-poor gap has been widened, there is also
the increasingly frequent occurrence of social conflicts.
How can China pull itself out of the morass?
There is dire need of a solution from CCP leaders.
BBC quoted some sources’ warnings.
It said that relevant reform may be resisted by
interest groups, especially state-owned enterprises.
(Financial think-tank researcher, China) Gong Shengli:
“Now the issue of economic reform is raised again,
but the situation is at the end of its rope.
China is dominated by one Party, which monopolizes
all industries, all resources in areas of politics, economy and culture.
It’s useless to speak and not follow up with action.
10 years ruling of Hu and Wen, only regret left for Wen;
and now, what’s the reality of the promised reform?
As everyone had seen, the key issue of the reform
is that this Party has controlled too many resources,
at the end of the day, nobody attends to
the business of citizens.”
Critic Lan Shu says that Xi put forth the issue of
improving people’s livelihood, which is a routine CCP line.
He used it to reduce social conflicts and
prolong the CCP’s rule.
Lan Shu: “The main cause of conflicts is the CCP’s privilege,
the Party is above all.
If no change is made, Xi has no way to solve the huge
conflicts that exist between the regime and citizens.
These conflicts were caused by the tremendous gap
between the rich and the poor.
In the past 30 years, the CCP has changed all it can change,
only leaving its political system unchanged.
So if he wants to go back to raising the issue of livelihood,
but bypass the core issue—
that is, changing the political system,
he has no way to go ahead.”
Lan Shu interprets that China has developed a crippled
economy in the past 30 years, for avoiding of political reform.
This is the cause that there are continual and
serious social conflicts today.
So, currently Xi’s route is actually a dead end.
Gong Shengli: “The costs for running the CCP
and its government are the highest in the world.
So I can’t imagine how Xi Jinping will be able to manage
continuing along that same road.
In particular, the issue of cost figures, that includes the
cost of the Party’s operation, of maintaining stability,
of business survival, of running the government,
and also the cost of living.
Simply as: water, land, heating, gas, electricity, coal,
which have all increased in price.
Rising costs directly impact their day-to-day lives.”
Gong Shengli points out that in France or the USA,
after the revolutions succeeded,
both regimes use the power to serve their people.
Only the CCP, after taking power, has controlled
everything in politics and the economy,
not failing to miss out on control of
all natural resources.
Gong Shengli: “In 2012, the US GDP was over 15 trillion
dollars, whilst China’s was only over 6 trillion dollars.
That is, at huge expenses, the wealth produced in China
was less than half that of American citizens.”
Has the CCP leadership developed China’s economy
or has it restrained it?
Radio France Internationale said that economic slowdown
in the first quarter has invalidated the forecast
that China’s economic growth will return.
The weakening economy has made college graduates
feel worried and helpless in finding jobs, said the news.
Gong Shengli remarks that China’s college students now
face new problems in finding jobs and in their survival.