CCP to Hold the 3rd Plenary Session – But Its Reforms are Questionable
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Politburo announced
on Tuesday that the 3rd plenary session of the 18th Congress
will be held from November 9th .
This session will focus on the proposals for several so-called
significant issues for the comprehensive deepening
In addition, this session will be the first one where all the
new CCP leadership show up on-board, which is attracting
The CCP media reported that the Politburo saw the report :
“CCP Central Committee’s Decisions On Several Significant
Issues about Comprehensive Deepening the Reform” on
October 29, and will discuss it in the 3rd plenary session.
Xi Jinping, the CCP’s general secretary had said many times
that the 3rd plenary session of the 18th Congress will discuss
the comprehensive deepening of reform
and arrange an overall deployment.
The CCP media is hyping that the 3rd plenary session will
launch a new round of reforms.
Yu Zhengsheng, the chairman of the Chinese People’s Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) also announced that
the reforms that the 3rd plenary session will launch will be
unprecedentedly broad and unprecedentedly intense.
Overseas media generally believe that the CCP’s reform
that the 3rd plenary session will launch will be on the
economic sector, political reform will be non-existent .
Hua Po, a Beijing political observer, “Don’t say political
reform, all (CCP’s) so-called reform are bolstering the CCP’s
one-party ruling position and consolidating the one-party
Its so-called reform is only the reform of the economy, to further
invigorate the economy.
Hua Po analyzed that the CCP wants to use its success on the
economy to prove the legitimacy of its ruling power.
Hua Po, “First, the developing mode of (CCP’s) economy has
been in a dead end which is the reason why the CCP proposed
to decentralize the power and change the developing mode.
It allowed private capital to invest in the industries, like
energy and other monopolies which hadn’t been allowed.
But private capital is impended by the monopolies and other
vested interest groups.”
The Hong Kong Economic Daily also pointed out that the CCP
will tackle the vested interests broadly and deeply
if it wants reform.
It will face big reactions and a lot of resistance. The big
resistance is from the vested interests.
The CCP wants to promote the market-oriented economy
which means that the vested interests will have to give up
their privileges and benefits.
The second big resistance is from the people because people
want change but are afraid of change.
It reported that the social issues are emerging continually,
especially the difficulties in buying a house, seeing a doctor,
getting to school, and other living burdens.
People want change but the CCP is pursuing “stability as
its first priority”. How to please the people is extremely
In recent years, the dates of the CCP’s plenary sessions were
decided one or two months ahead of schedule, but this time
it’s suddenly announced.
This was reported that it’s a sign to show how urgently
Xi-Li promotes reform.
Recently, China think tank has drafted a “383 Program” for
the 3rd plenary session, which proposed a 10-year reform.
The CCP media reported that this reform will break the deadlock
that Hu-Wen’s reform couldn’t break in the past 10 years.
Zhang Jian, an US-based Chinese social issues researcher
analyzed and pointed out that the 3rd plenary session couldn’t
break or deviate from the CCP’s reforming method and
couldn’t make any detail policies.
He believes that it’s a question of whether the CCP can last for
another 10 years.
Zhang Jian: “Whether it’s Xi Jinping or anyone else
they are maintaining the CCP on its last legs.
They can’t claim that the CCP is open and lively, they can’t
promise that the future system of the CCP will be very
transparent and very democratic.”
Zhang Jian pointed out that the CCP so called economic
development in the last 30 years has created an extreme disparity
between rich and poor, serious inflation, and emerging social crises.
In addition, the bloody forced demolitions done by each local
government has made the conflict between the authorities
and people worse and worse.
Zhang Jian: “In that case, including currently maintaining
stability, Chinese people see that ‘People are not scared
to die, so why be afraid of the government?’, they use suicide
against the Chinese government which is the biggest protest.
The 3rd plenary session needs to solve all these issues.”
How, can these issues be solved?
Zhang Jian: “We can give you an undoubted answer, these
can’t be solved.
Because all of these issues are caused by a fundamental one
which can only be solved by the CCP’s disintegration.
The CCP must apologize to all Chinese, and the CCP must be
liquidated. When this happened, I believe all the Chinese
difficulties will be resolved.”
On October 29th , two hundred protesters gathered around
the Yongdingmen station in Beijing and held the banner
“Protesters’ Admonition to the Third Plenary Session”.
They hope the CCP authority will meet the petitioners’
reasonable demands according to the laws as soon as possible.