In a report by Radio Free Asia on the 17th, American current affairs commentator Tang Jingyuan mentioned that in 2016, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China also issued the “Opinions on Further Strengthening and Improving the Work of Retired Cadres”, but at that time Xi Jinping was seeking The support of the CCP elders has led to a gesture of humility and reassurance, but this new document is a gesture of condescension and strict enforcement of restrictions, showing that the relationship between Xi and the elders has changed significantly.
Before the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, several wrong decisions of Xi Jinping gave the anti-Xi forces a wonderful opportunity, including forced reset, closure of cities to prevent epidemics, misjudgment of the direction of the Russian-Ukrainian war, and public support for Putin. These mistakes hurt the CCP’s interest group itself. Jiang Zeng and other anti-Xi forces took advantage of this opportunity to gather various factions at the top of the CCP and prepare to counterattack before the 20th National Congress. Recently, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has been frequently pushed to the front. These are the background of the above-mentioned documents issued by the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Tang Jingyuan said that according to the tradition of the CCP, the Beidaihe meeting is held in July and August every year. Many CCP elders will also use this occasion to express their opinions and communicate with the highest level. Arbitrarily discussing the major policies of the Party Central Committee and spreading negative political remarks are also to prevent the gathering of anti-Xi factions at the Beidaihe Conference.
Tang Jingyuan said: “In fact, to put it bluntly, what he has to do is to prohibit the elders from talking about the major policies of the central government, and at the same time prohibit them from connecting with each other. The purpose is to prevent being besieged at the Beidaihe Conference.”
Civilians also commented on the notice from the Central Office, saying, “What the CCP emphasizes shows that the problem is already serious.”
“This time, the Central Office issued a document to explain two issues. First, there has been a wave of criticism from veteran cadres against Xi; second, Xi’s situation is not optimistic, and it is no longer possible to turn a blind eye to the criticism behind him as he did in the past. one eye.”
Political commentator Yue Shan said in The Epoch Times that Xi Jinping wants to be re-elected, but as the infighting intensifies, there may be unexpected accidents on the stage of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and the regime collapses. Xi Jinping wants to rule for life, and even wants to be red If it does not change color, it becomes a void.
While contributing to the great division within the CCP, a series of wrong decisions by Beijing also affected the Chinese people. For example, the closure of the city in Shanghai has directly contributed to the prosperity of Runxue. However, the CCP has begun to accelerate the closure of the country. How this will affect Chinese society is worthy of attention.
An article in the German “Economic Weekly” on the 17th quoted the former German ambassador to China, Michael Schaefer, as saying that after the CCP’s high-level political mistakes, although political propaganda still works, it will cause Chinese people to think deeply. “This applies especially to those who are educated but have so far lacked interest in politics. They will start to question Beijing’s policies,” Shi said.