The Politburo Standing Committee Attends a Youth League Meeting
Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s
18th Congress and its “Two Sessions,"
officials in the so-called “Youth League Faction" have kept
getting assigned to central government and local positions.
The CCP’s seven Standing Committee members of
the Politburo showed up together at the recent
Communist Youth League (CYL)’s 17th Conference.
What kind of role has the CCP controlled CYL played
in Chinese society?
According to the CCP’s mouthpiece media, the 17th Conference
of the CYL was held on the morning of June 17 in the Great Hall.
The Seven CCP Politburo Standing Committee members
made a debut appearance at the conference.
Political critic Lan Shu says the CYL meeting
is “fake and empty.”
Lan says, with the collapse of communism today,
they still hold the meeting facing the CCP flag;
only in a dictatorship like China is not openly
opposed and ridiculed.
Lan Shu: “Over 140 million Chinese people have quit
the CCP and its affiliated associations via The Epoch Times website.
The CCP’s 200-Year Plan is to deliberately
lead young people astray onto a crooked path.
The CCP is the most irresponsible."
This is a sample statement from someone who quit the CYL:
“The Communist so-called ideals are impossible to achieve.
People who join the Party don’t do so to join the ‘struggle’.
They just want to get some power and money, to get ahead."
Lan Shu says today’s society under the CCP control
lacks of integrity and trust.
Morality has dropped below the bottom line.
People don’t feel ashamed when lying, due to the
education they received, which is based on lies.
Lan Shu: “Those who don’t join the CYL aren’t given good
opportunities for work and to make a living in society.
This forces people to lie before even becoming young adults.
Isn’t this laying seeds of disaster in the Chinese society?
Lying to join the CYL becomes a milestone in one’s life.
Can this possibly help them to become honorable persons?
Can this possibly be good for social ethics?"
Former CCP leader Hu Yaobang was from the
“CYL Faction" and promoted many CYL members
while he was the Party’s general secretary.
Hu Jintao, Li Keqiang, Li Yuanchao, Liu Yandong,
Liu Qibao, Wang Yang and others,
all served key positions in the CYL before
becoming high-level CCP officials.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency says CYL officials have been
promoted by Hu Jintao to above the provincial level.
Resulting in CYL faction members holding key positions.
The seven CCP Politburo Standing Committee members
joining the CYL conference highlights the rise of this faction.
Li Keqiang, as Hu Jintao’s successor,
leads the CYL faction to assist Xi Jinping.
This shows a trend of alliance between
the “CYL Faction” and the “Princelings.”
However, former history Professor Liu Yinquan thinks
CYL faction members are basically from the grassroots level.
But they still can’t shake off the CCP’s shackles,
and lead China to a healthy cycle.
Liu Yinquang.: “As a base for the CCP to train young cadres,
the CYL still insists on the CCP’s system.
It cannot escape from the shackles of the CCP ideology,
its organization and discipline."
Lan says, however, that even the CYL’s highest officials
don’t believe in communism, and that they’re just
interest groups using the CCP’s form to exploit people.
Lan Shu: “I think whoever is in charge would try
to control the CYL faction.
It’s just competition among interest groups.
Whoever gets the most support is the most powerful,
and more CCP members would listen to them.
Now, many CYL members control the high-level CCP
positions in the political, economic and military areas.
So no matter who is in charge, they would want this force."
In Western democratic societies, there isn’t one country
with a youth organization like the CYL.