Two things are determined
Following the conclusion of the Sixth Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China, on November 11, the Chinese Communist Party media Xinhua News Agency reported that the Chinese Communist Party decided to meet in Beijing in the second half of 2022 and passed the third historical resolution of the Chinese Communist Party.
According to the content of the communiqué, this historical resolution of the Communist Party of China clarified the division of Mao, Deng and Xi, and once again strengthened Xi Jinping’s “core position” and the theoretical position of Xi’s thought.
The CCP’s historical resolution divides the five-generation leadership of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping into three stages in the century’s history of the CCP, namely the Mao Zedong era, the Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao eras, and the so-called “new era” by Xi Jinping. Highlight the historical status of Xi Jinping’s thought.
On November 11, the CCP’s external propaganda media Duowei News reported that with this historical resolution as a sign, the period of Mao, Deng, and Xi was officially upgraded and entered the CCP’s historical documents. Xi Jinping’s core position in the CCP has also been comprehensively upgraded and consolidated.
Zhang Wuyue, director of the Cross-Strait Research Center of Tamkang University, said that the third historical resolution passed by the Sixth Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China laid out the core position of Xi Jinping’s long-term governance and demonstrated that the “Xi Jinping era” has come in full swing.
With the introduction of the third historical resolution of the CCP, the status of Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao seems to be just a transition from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping.
The New York Times report on the Sixth Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China on November 11 stated that although Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao have not been erased from the history of the Communist Party of China, the idolizing propaganda surrounding Xi Jinping has eclipsed Jiang Hu and Xi Jinping is widely regarded as The most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.
According to the New Times report, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao were described as the “main representatives” of the central leadership in the recently published official brief history of the Chinese Communist Party. The brief history only used about 100 pages to describe Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao before 2012. 20 years in power. In contrast, Xi Jinping’s nine years as a leader (and will continue in the future) accounted for 150 pages in the brief history.
New York Times mentioned that the meeting communique on Thursday (November 11) mentioned that Jiang and Hu had one place, and Xi Jinping’s leadership was repeatedly praised.
Susan L. Shirk, director of the Center for 21st Century China Studies at the University of California, San Diego, told New York Times that the relative lack of attention and respect for the former leaders of the CCP indicates that the CCP’s policies have changed under the leadership of Xi Jinping.
The New York Times reported that Xi Jinping has been seeking to strengthen the country’s rough management of the economy and restore a highly centralized political system with himself at the core.
Xie Shuli said that the third historical resolution of the CCP “by downplaying other leaders, pointed out the policy impact that people should take seriously.”
The personnel layout is undecided
The dust settled at the Sixth Plenary Session of the CCP, but the CCP’s power struggle is still raging.
According to Kou Jianwen, director of the International Relations Research Center of Chengchi University, the communiqué of the Sixth Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China did not show any changes in personnel affairs as previously speculated.
Yuan Hongbing, a well-known legal scholar in Australia, analyzed that in order to control the Politburo Standing Committee, Xi Jinping is likely to change the structure of the Politburo Standing Committee from the current 7 to 5.
Yuan Hongbing said, “Just like in the Mao Zedong era, the number of the Standing Committee will be reduced…According to my judgment, the future Standing Committee will be five people.”
Yuan Hongbing said that the number of members of the Politburo Standing Committee will depend on the political struggle within the CCP. However, Xi Jinping will definitely transfer his cronies to the Standing Committee to control the Politburo Standing Committee.
Since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Standing Committee of the Politburo has changed from nine to seven.
Earlier, Singapore’s “Straits Times” quoted an anonymous source within the Chinese Communist Party as reporting that Xi Jinping had secretly finalized a succession system and said it would be determined before the 20th National Congress, but it may not be announced to the public.
According to the anonymous source, Chongqing Municipal Party Committee Secretary Chen Miner, Director of the Central Office Ding Xuexiang, Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, Shanghai Party Committee Secretary Li Qiang, and Guangdong Provincial Party Committee Secretary Li Xi, five people, are likely to be candidates for Xi Jinping’s prime minister.
According to the analysis of the well-known political critic Tang Jingyuan, Xi Jinping’s new successor model is actually a copy of the “secret reserve establishment system” of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty. The core significance of this system is to completely abolish the true “princeling party”, to prevent the emergence of the second center of power, and to abolish the political group consisting of the prince and his cronies, party members, and staff from restraining or restraining the supreme power. Threats, to the greatest extent possible to eliminate all factors that may restrict their power.
Tang Jingyuan said that the “Straits Times” broke the news that there are opinions in the party that Xi Jinping should accept people of his age to remain on the Politburo Standing Committee. This opinion is to prevent the five members of Xi Jinping from entering Beijing and entering the Standing Committee. “To prevent Xi Jinping from engaging in secret establishment of the reserve, to prevent Xi Jinping from continuing to expand his power, in order to strive to maintain a situation in which a “princeling party” exists, which has a certain restrictive effect on Xi Jinping.
In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Professor Fan Shiping of the Political Research Institute of Taiwan Normal University believes that Xi Jinping’s abolition of the CCP’s leadership tenure system is “very stupid”, because the world’s tenure leaders are most afraid of assassination; in addition, Xi Jinping is fighting for the third. The historical resolution is just “a piece of waste paper”, because Xi has no way to deny hostile forces like Mao and Deng did in the previous two resolutions. “If you fail to achieve the goal of attacking the enemy, you can only say that you are great.”