lørdag 13. november 2021

How has a new 'historical resolution' cemented Xi Jinping's power?

Party officials described Xi as "the helmsman" of Chinese rejuvenation and emphasized that the third resolution puts more emphasis on achievements and historical experiences. The press conference, however, didn't mention Xi's predecessors, and instead focused on what it deemed significant achievements of "socialism with Chinese characteristics" under his leadership.

"In the face of a serious situation and complex tasks, the Party Central Committee, with Xi Jinping at its core, has made impressive achievements and established Xi Jinping as the core of the Party Central Committee and of the entire party," said Wang Xiaohuei, deputy director of the CCP's propaganda department.

When journalists asked officials to further elaborate on relevant political, cultural and economic issues, the director of the CCP's Central Policy Research Office, Jiang Jinquan, stressed the need to "firmly support and maintain Xi's core position." Jiang also responded to a question about democracy, claiming that the CCP was pursuing a "whole-process people's democracy," a term that Xi first used in 2019. Jiang argued that the democracy that Western countries boast of is "a democracy of the rich, not a true democracy."