Remove Jiang’s “Three Represents” from the Constitution
Cao Siyuan, the CEO of Beijing Si Yuan Social Science
Research Center said that
it is a “setback” to add the so-called “Three Represents”
by the former CCP leader Jiang Zemin to the Constitution.
The “Three Represents“should be removed
from the Constitution.
What is the intention in setting up the Constitution, and
what is the spirit of “Constitution”?
Is there a relation between the “Three Represents” and
constitutional content? Let’s take a look at the experts’ analysis.
In February 2000, Jiang Zemin talked about the CCP being
representative of productivity, culture, and people’s interests during his inspection tour in Guangdong.
After the inspection tour, CCP authorities called upon
party organizations at all levels to learn the so-called “three represents”
and to quickly set off the spirit of learning and practicing
the “ Three Represents “ across the country.
When Jiang Zemin retired, the “Three Represents“ were
added to the Constitution , and to the CCP’s constitution.
A few days ago, Cao Siyuan, the CEO of Beijing
Si Yuan Social Science Research Center suggested that
the “Three Represents” should be removed
from the Constitution.
Cao Siyuan: “The Constitution is a country’s system.
It is established to protect people’s rights and
regulate the power of public servants.
The Constitution does not relate to the so-called
“Three Represents” in nature.
This irrelevant content should not be added to
Cao Siyuan also said that, the “Three Represents”
should be authorized by the people,
instead of being merely being an
expression of the CCP’s wishes.
Cao Siyuan: “Representations cannot be forced! Strictly speaking,
this representation must be authorized through elections.
The current representation shows that the CCP must
be representative, whether it is allowed or not.
The CCP speaks on your behalf, and then you shut up!
This does not work if you are not allowed to speak.
Freedom of speech is an undeniable right for any
Everyone has the right to speak.
Representation is a very clear cut concept.”
How does this “Three Represents” theory come across?
According to the description of the “True Jiang Zemin”,
Wang Huning, Special Assistant to the President in the
CCP’s “Central Policy Research Office” revealed that
he is the original author of the “Three Represents”.
“The True Jiang Zemin” says that Jiang was “eager for his
tombstone”, he tried to tie in with Mao and Deng’s theories
and to shape the “third generation theoretical authority” image.
Then he allowed Wang Huning to provide a “contribution”
to the “Three Represents“ theory.
Commentator Sima Tai: “The CCP does not attach
importance to the ‘Constitution’.
The CCP has treated the constitution as a toy,
instead of as a serious matter. Power is firmly secured now.
Then a theory, something invented or
a few words could be added to the Constitution.
This behavior has become a tradition for the CCP.
The CCP becomes concerned and worried if you can put
a few words you wrote into the Constitution.
They themselves do not care what words you say.”
On January 28 this year, the new CCP leader Xi Jinping
expressed clearly in the Politburo meeting that
attention should be paid to developing CCP members
from youth workers, farmers and intellectuals.
He planned to optimize the structure of CCP membership.
Observers believe that this is the first time an attempt has
been made to remove the elite financial magnates from the CCP Central Committee.
The aim is to deny Jiang Zemin’s “Three Represents”
Hu Ping, the editor in chief of “Beijing Spring” magazine said
that elite privatization was already deeply embedded in
Chinese society when Jiang Zemin stepped down.
Various contradictions emerged in society, the wealth gap
and the confrontations between the government and the people of China,
became more and more serious leading up
to the Hu Jintao era.
Only from this viewpoint will we have a more comprehensive
understanding of Jiang Zemin’s “Three Represents”.