[Epoch Times, July 22, 2021]On July 20, heavy water poured into the subway in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The video that shocked passengers was spread on the Internet, and the CCP officials had no choice but to express their views. On July 21, the party media reported that Xi Jinping made important instructions for flood prevention and relief work, requiring leading cadres at all levels to “take the lead and direct.” The CCP’s high-level leaders can’t achieve “forward command,” so why would other CCP officials prefer to “command forward”?
On the other side of the world, floods also occurred in Germany, and government officials all rushed to the disaster area, and indeed achieved “forward command”. German Chancellor Merkel “takes the lead”, the governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the candidate of the CDU Chancellor Armin Laschet also followed. On the front line of disaster relief, there should be no extras arranged in advance, and government officials can talk to the people spontaneously.
In contrast, the high-level CCP avoids going to the disaster area and is reluctant to even show up, and only perfunctory instructions. The Henan Provincial Party Committee should breathe a sigh of relief and do not need to laboriously organize extras. Local officials may also temporarily show off in order to cooperate with public opinion propaganda, but “forward command” may not be able to do so. On July 21, Lou Yangsheng, Secretary of the Henan Provincial Party Committee, and Wang Kai, Governor of Henan Province, only went to the Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters to hold a meeting. They first conveyed important instructions to learn from Xi Jinping, calling them “the greatest spiritual force to overcome difficulties.” I don’t know whether the people affected by the disaster will feel the so-called “spiritual power”, but it is clear that the basic food and shelter problems of the victims cannot be solved, and the losses cannot be recovered.
Heavy rain in Henan has been for many days
In addition to praising the anti-disaster once again, the Chinese Communist Party media also blatantly blamed nature. Xinhua News Agency reported, “To what extent is Henan’s heavy rainfall affected by the typhoon? How to Watch the Rainfall Breaking Through the Extreme Value-Meteorological Experts Interpretation of What Rain Has Been Experienced in Henan” attempts to explain why Henan and Zhengzhou were suddenly hit by the “hourly rainfall exceeding the historical extreme value of mainland China”, but it revealed the truth. .
The report acknowledged that “Since the 17th, heavy rains or heavy rains have occurred in most parts of Henan Province, and the period of the strongest rainfall occurred from the 19th to the 20th.” However, the CCP authorities turned a deaf ear to the fact that it “initiated a major meteorological disaster (heavy rain) level II emergency response” on the 21st, which was obviously more than a beat.
The report also stated that “Typhoon “Fireworks” was generated in the western Pacific on the 18th and approached my country. “Although it has not yet landed in my country”, “led by the easterly wind, a large amount of water vapor gathered from the sea to Henan”, “also received The combined action of the continental high and the subtropical high “caused continuous heavy rainfall.”
The party media quoted experts, it seems to be right, but the heavy rain began on July 17, and it is known that the heavy rain will continue. Why is there no early warning and preventive measures? If it is not so-called expert nonsense, it is that the Chinese Communist Party officials deliberately concealed it and are unwilling to disclose negative news.
The lingering warmth of the party celebration propaganda is still there, and negative news in various places should be deliberately suppressed. It is estimated that without the approval of the high-level CCP, no one would dare to easily signal an escalation of emergency response. It is even more impossible to evacuate people in low-lying areas in advance. Reservoirs in various places cannot withstand the pressure of heavy rains, and floods are bound to be discharged, and people will naturally not be notified in advance.
The flood did not just happen
People were drowned in Zhengzhou and the CCP’s senior officials had to give instructions. Xi Jinping’s instructions stated that “Recently, Henan and other places have been experiencing heavy rainfall, Zhengzhou and other cities have experienced serious waterlogging, some rivers have over-alarm water levels, and some reservoirs have broken dams… The flood control situation is very severe.”
It can be seen that the flood did not happen within a day, and Xi Jinping knows the situation to some extent, but the party media should not allow similar negative news to be reported. Therefore, the floods in Henan and Zhengzhou seem to be sudden to most people, but the CCP has long known it. In fact, after July, floods occurred in at least Sichuan, Guangxi and other places, and of course the party media would not report them.
In the end, Xi Jinping’s instructions also stated that it is necessary to “prevent a return to poverty due to disasters” and “a major epidemic after a major disaster.” The epidemic in Yunnan has occurred long ago, and the party was deliberately covered up during the party celebration, and the city was closed as soon as the party celebration passed. Now that the epidemic in Nanjing is recurring, the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party should know exactly what the real epidemic situation is on the mainland, but the most concerned thing is that the illusion of poverty alleviation has once again been exposed.
According to Xinhua News Agency, “Henan’s heavy rain caused 25 deaths and 7 lost contact”, “89 counties (cities, districts) and 560 towns were affected by 1.24 million people, “164,710 people were relocated in emergency”, and “9 large reservoirs, 40 The water level of a medium-sized reservoir exceeds the flood limit.” Of course, these figures did not pop up overnight, but have been calculated for a long time, but they have not been announced. The report also stated that “the current level of the reservoir is falling steadily”, which is equivalent to confirming. The reservoir has been continuously discharging and waterproofing floods, and the floods encountered by the people are not entirely caused by the local rainstorms.
Xinhua News Agency reported that the Henan Military Region coordinated “730 soldiers, 690 militiamen, 1159 armed police and 6,760 firefighters” to participate in disaster relief. It seems that the CCP’s Military Commission has not issued a large-scale anti-disaster order, and it is likely to be worried about the epidemic.
People still have to save themselves
It is estimated that the high-level CCP will not be present in the disaster area for the time being, because the report “expects that by 14:00 on the 22nd, there will still be moderate to heavy rains in most of Henan, heavy to heavy rains in central and northern Henan, and extremely heavy rains (250-270 mm) in northwestern Henan. ), Zhengzhou has torrential rains and local torrential rains, with a cumulative total of 60-100 mm”.
If the high-level CCP went to the disaster area and the disaster situation continued to expand, how to explain it? The top CCP’s own safety is also the most important, and they should not take risks. What’s more, the CCP’s internal fighting is vigorous. Regardless of whether there is a Beidaihe meeting or not, the struggle behind Didi and other companies involves not only financial rights, but also the lives of some people. The CCP’s top leaders should be even less concerned about the victims.
On July 21, Li Keqiang presided over an executive meeting of the State Council. The party media reported that “the meeting pointed out that there have been heavy rains in many places in my country recently”, “there are still heavy rains in some places recently”, and “do enough to prevent all kinds of disasters that may be caused by abnormal weather. Preparation, the avoidance of the risk, the evacuation of the evacuation”, “reduce disaster losses.”
Li Keqiang didn’t seem to emphasize “directing forward”, and he probably knew that it was useless to show at this time. The top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party probably reached a tacit agreement that no one should go to the disaster area for a show until the flood is confirmed.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, Zhao Lijian, said a rare truth. In response to questions about the flood at a press conference on July 21, he said, “I believe the people of Henan will be able to overcome the disaster.”
In July last year, floods in various parts of mainland China were also severe. The Ministry of Emergency Management of the Communist Party of China has calculated that in July alone, there were 2.996 million people requiring emergency transfer and resettlement. At the same time, more than 90% of the people have taken refuge in their relatives and friends. “Front-line command” will not happen, and instructions will be useless. The people in Henan and other disaster-stricken areas will have to rely on themselves in 2021 and try their best to achieve self-warning, self-evacuation, and self-prevention.
Editor in charge: Gao Yi#