This week, the CPC Central Committee will promote party leader and President Xi Jinping. He could gather all the power in his hands and rule the world’s most populous country for life. Xi ascended the throne as the Red Emperor of China.
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The Sixth Plenary Session of the CPC Central Committee began on Monday and will continue through Thursday. Then a resolution is published that will consolidate Xi’s power and draw the long lines in Chinese politics.
In Communist Party terminology, Xi is called the core of the party. He is referred to not only as the head and general secretary of the party, but also as the leader of the people.
A campaign is underway to elevate Xi Jinping to the natural successor to Mao Zedong, the revolutionary leader who ruled the People’s Republic of China with an iron fist for 30 years.
Deng Xiaoping also played an important role for fifteen years, but now it was all about Xi’s leadership. Official propaganda states that Mao united China, Deng made China rich, and Xi made China strong and powerful.
China’s official Xinhua News Agency describes Xi as “a resolute and energetic, a man of deep thoughts and feelings, a man of inheritance but daring to innovate, a man of forward-thinking committed to working tirelessly.”
It is not only the cult of personality in the one-party state that is worrisome. It is also rewriting history.
The police agency and state media discussed the new review of the Communist Party’s 100-year history, which will be published after the plenum.
It’s all about the heroic and great progress that leads to the “historic necessity” for Xi to be given all the power to carry out the so-called great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
It just shows that authoritarian regimes, like the Chinese, are unable to learn from catastrophic mistakes. The Communist Party did many of these things, and the consequences were dire.
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This is a dangerous path for China. The cycle leads to more consolidation and oppression within.
There is growing tension and conflict in China’s immediate areas, particularly with regard to Taiwan. China’s growth poses a formidable challenge to democratic countries in the coming years.
First and foremost in the economic sphere, but also in security policy and ideology.
We expect the new Norwegian government in its meetings with China to stand up for democracy and human rights. These are values that cannot be exchanged for commercial agreements.
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