Hu Jintao Talks Political Reform and of Unprecedented Outside Risks
On July 23, the Chinese Communist Party(CCP)’s 9 members
of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau
all attended the opening ceremony of “The Seminar
for Provincial or Ministry level cadres”.
Head of the CCP Hu Jintao gave an “important speech"
at the ceremony, he mentioned political reform that he hardly said in the past.
Meanwhile, Hu stresses that there are unprecedented risks
from the outside world, with many significant problems having showed up within the Party building,
especially among Party members and the cadre team.
Here’s the experts’ analysis.
China’s media says, Hu Jintao’s latest speech
covered many fields like politics, economy,
the people’s livelihood, and the Party building.
When talking about political reform, Hu Jintao said that
the three elements—“Party leadership, the people being the
masters, and the rule of law”—must be adhered to.
Hu also said, reform and opening should be further promoted
“more actively and firmly” and
“new steps in institutional reforms and innovations”
should be continuously taken.
Dr. Ye Ke of the University of South California(U.S.)’s
Public Policy department says,
Hu reiterated that the Party leadership is in political reform,
which means adhering to the CCP’s autocracy.
Based on that, Hu Jintao’s speech about political reform was
very empty and limited.
[Dr Ye Ke, Public Policy, South California University (U.S.)]:
“The reason Hu mentioned political reform is because
the CCP regime has actually come to a dead end—I believe
Hu Jintao is also aware of it.”
Hu Jintao also mentioned that the CCP’s historical position,
its governing situation, and its structure of Party members
have experienced profound changes.
Hu Jintao stated “There are unprecedented risks
from the outside world, with many significant problems
having showed up within the Party building,
especially among Party members and the cadre team.”
Lin Zixu, current affairs commentator,
says Hu Jintao was telling the truth on this issue.
[Lin Zixu, Current Affairs Commentator]: “The CCP regime
is about to end, and many high officials within the Party are seeking a way out,
while many new members are joining
for their own interests.
Today, what CCP members think about the most is
how to escape the Party or how to exploit it.”
Ye Ke says the CCP does have many significant
problems which need to be solved immediately.
[Dr Ye Ke, USC]: “In the past, the CCP took power
under the banner and brand of communism—
whether by tricking or wheedling, they formed this team.
But today, if you go ask CCP members about communism,
you will see that it has become a big joke—
people are not attracted by it but are making fun of it.”
Some analysts believe that Hu Jintao’s reiteration of reform
and opening up, before the 18th Congress, indicates that
“the Chongqing Mode” of advocating ideology and power-
politics, has gone completely bankrupt.
Hu also talked about “centralism and unity”,
which is to unite the different forces within the Party.
[Lin Zixu “Currently, there is seething discontent in China
and people are getting more information through all kinds of channels,
so they are more aware of their rights and
fear of the CCP is disappearing.
On the contrary, the CCP’s foundation is weakening;
if the CCP tackles people’s appeals in its usual political ways,
then the CCP regime is doomed to end soon.”
Ye Ke also points out that the whole world is reconsidering
communism, creating awave of getting rid of it.
Many wise people have realized the true nature of
the Communist Party.
[Dr Ye Ke]: “The Party itself is splitting, without a leader,
and has formed many factions within the Party.
Under such circumstances, the CCP cannot even
control itself and is facing seething discontent
when trying to control the general public—therefore,
CCP is facing a general crisis.”
Ye Ke believes that in the historical tendency of liberalization,
if the CCP adheres to the so-called Party leadership and keeps
up the persecution and suppression of its own people,
its high-level authorities will face severe challenges
in the future.