onsdag 28. april 2021

Xi Jinping seeks to channel Chinese Communist Party’s revolutionary past as he tells members to prepare for tough days ahead

President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to Guangxi in southern China by evoking Communist Party history and urging the party’s rank-and-file to uphold the revolutionary spirit of the past when preparing for tough days ahead. While the president made no mention of the specific challenges the country faced, analysts said Xi was telling local members to have faith in the party by remembering events such as the Long March in the run up to its centenary celebrations on July 1.

According to state media reports, Xi spent his first day of the tour visiting a memorial park dedicated to the Battle of Xiangjiang in 1934 clash, where the Red Army suffered heavy casualties breaking through an encirclement by Nationalist troops. Hailing the battle as “an important historical event that determined the life or death of the Chinese revolution”, Xi said the secret of success was revolutionary ideals that “soar above the clouds”, according to state news agency Xinhua.