Xi presents China as ‘new choice’ for humanity as he readies for next term

10/16/2022 10:18:00 PM

As the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, Xi Jinping has promoted his nationalist “Chinese dream” to reclaim a place at the center of global affairs.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping pledged Sunday to turn China into a “great modern socialist country” that represents a “new choice” for humanity, as he opened a Chinese Communist Party meeting where he is expected to secure a precedent-breaking third term.

As the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, Xi Jinping has promoted his nationalist “Chinese dream” to reclaim a place at the center of global affairs.

Xi’s leadership style, characterized by a preference for splitting people into enemies and friends, means he is not someone who is willing to compromise, said Chien-Wen Kou, a political scientist at National Chengchi University in Taiwan.Xi’s looming third term in China raises threat of war over Taiwan

.“Xi has tried to revive some Maoist policies for the economy,” such as focusing on state-owned enterprises, tackling inequality and creating a system of “internal circulation” as a way to prepare for decoupling from the United States and the West, Lam said.

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Wapo has shown China in great light for the past decade. Bidens have ties to China, but let's not report or reflect on that The CCP is slaughtering Muslim Uighurs Media silence.... WP never has a bad word to say about it’s leader, Xi. In before all the “He’s not a real communist!“ comments. BigBrother and the ultimate surveillance state: 'You're watching CCTV!'

Meanwhile the US government tries to destroy human values by wars, planting mentally sick ideologies, promoting pedophilia, force people to become gays even children, convince the world that men can become wives/ mothers and that there is a 3rd gender under the pretext of freedom Yet those that dissent against this rhetoric seem to get canceled... Remind anyone of a similar situation?

All center left likes that🤷‍♂️ Reminds me of North Korea they've got it made - no biden 'Evita give away' politics. New cars for the IRS. Magically printing $3.3 trillion in new money since covid. Randomly paying tuition. $11 billion to Ukraine just to piss off the middle east so they will send $12 billion to Russia. How stupid.

by new choice he means obey or be punished second verse same as the first

Xi opens historic China Party Congress that's expected to cement his ruleThe gathered leaders at the 20th Party congress are expected to select Chinese President Xi Jinping for a precedent-defying third term as Party leader. Bears shit in woods alert Where is his mask? ZeroCovid TwoWeeksToFlattenTheCurve Five more years of bear market in China.

Only one gender there ? A new choice? Repression, lack of free speech, brutal crackdowns on dissent. Fairly old ideas that have no choices for the victims. 'New choice for humanity' The Great Reset. Market driven economy, class based society, yeah, they’re about as socialist as the US.

China's Communist Party meets to hand Xi Jinping third termChina opens a twice-a-decade party conference at which leader Xi Jinping is expected to receive a third five-year term that breaks with recent precedent and establishes himself as arguably the most powerful Chinese politician since Mao Zedong.

China's Xi looks to 3rd 5-year term as Communist Party meetsBEIJING (AP) — On the eve of the opening of a key Chinese Communist Party congress, party leader, head of state and commander of the armed forces Xi Jinping seems more in charge than ever, having given no indication of stepping away from power or anointing a successor. Who votes in that Congress? Dictators generally don't give away powern they take more

China's Xi Makes Big Speech on Country's Future Ahead of Probable 3rd TermChinese leader Xi Jinping has called for faster military development and announced no change in policies that have strained relations with Washington and tightened the ruling Communist Party’s control over society and the economy.

Xi says China will seek to lift birth rate in face of ageing populationChina will enact policies to boost its birth rate, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, as policymakers worry that an imminent decline in China's population could hurt the world's second-biggest economy. Yep, 'cos a planet of 8-10 billion aren't doing enough damage... Barry White music to be piped in to all state Factory dormitories. Not having a nuclear war is good for birth rates. Someone should tell Russia

All eyes on Xi as the Chinese Communist Party’s congress beginsAfter 10 years as his country's president and his party's leader, Xi Jinping is positioned for a historic third term. What we see and hear in this moment is part of history Adolf likes this. And for what? We only need to imagine!

who will be promoted to join him on the Politburo for any signs of challenges to Xi’s rule or an anointed successor.Axios on linkedin Axios on email China's President Xi Jinping opens the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress.At a hotel in western Beijing, organisers have set up a press centre crammed with exhibitions extolling Xi, festooned in the Communist Party's signature red and gold.received suspended death sentences last month.

But after a decade of Xi concentrating power in his own hands, few consider either outcome probable. Term limits for the presidency were scrapped in 2018, clearing the way for Xi to rule for life if he so chooses. Why it matters: The gathered leaders at the 20th Party congress are expected to select Chinese President Xi Jinping for a precedent-defying third term as Party leader, meaning his authoritarianism and assertive foreign policies are likely to continue for at least another five years. “Xi Jinping is aiming not just for a third term but for a fourth term as well,” said Willy Wo-Lap Lam, a senior fellow at the Jamestown Foundation think tank. "This gathering will be China's most consequential political event in decades" and will set the country's course for the next 10 years or more, consultancy firm Trivium China said, adding that a new five-year term for Xi was "the headline everyone one is watching for". “He has 10 more years to choose his successor. Details: About 2,300 top Party members will attend the meeting, where important political appointments and committee memberships for the next five years will be decided.” Xi’s leadership style, characterized by a preference for splitting people into enemies and friends, means he is not someone who is willing to compromise, said Chien-Wen Kou, a political scientist at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. His father was jailed and Xi, at the age of 15, was sent to live in a poor rural village in Shaanxi province in 1969 as part of Mao’s campaign to have educated urban young people learn from peasants.

Advertisement “This tells us how he thinks about dealing with enemies,” Kou said. But delegates arrived at a consensus on the most important decisions prior to the congress, where the outcomes will merely be formalized. Congress spokesperson Sun Yeli told a press conference on Saturday that the event would end on October 22, meaning Xi and other Party top brass would probably be unveiled the day after that. “He essentially will not make a concession on his basic principles, whether for China-U.S. But the past few months have seen China's economic growth due to strict zero-COVID policies championed by Xi. ties, relations with Taiwan or his approach to corrupt officials. The policy has strengthened social control over Chinese citizens, whose every move is now computer-registered.” Xi’s looming third term in China raises threat of war over Taiwan Even if there is resistance to Xi’s agenda, it is unlikely to appear during the carefully scripted congress. What to watch: Besides the big announcement of Xi's third term and other appointments, the congress is expected to pass a revision to the Party's constitution — likely to further enshrine Xi's status as the country's paramount leader, perhaps even as "party chairman," a term not used since Mao Zedong ruled China as a dictator. People are refined through hardship,” Xi told a Chinese magazine in 2001.

After months of closed-door negotiations between Xi and other top-ranking officials, the work report broadcasts policy prescriptions to the party’s rank-and-file. For the party, the choreographed process, culminating in a vote by show of hands to rubber-stamp the new agenda, is a way to bolster legitimacy in line with claims that China, too, is democratic . “If that happens, it raises the spectre that all the abominable policy failures that inevitably accompany such a shift — whether those that China itself experienced under Mao during the Cultural Revolution, or that Russia today is witnessing under Putin — could repeat themselves. Source: AFP. Many of Xi’s most significant updates to China’s policy outlook took place at the last party congress, in 2017, when he announced a “new era.” Advertisement “Xi has tried to revive some Maoist policies for the economy,” such as focusing on state-owned enterprises, tackling inequality and creating a system of “internal circulation” as a way to prepare for decoupling from the United States and the West, Lam said. In a nod to these goals, Xi called “high-quality” growth the primary task of the next stage of China’s development and said internal circulation — a bid to bolster domestic markets to become self-reliant — should be made “lively and reliable. He then briefly was made party secretary in nearby Shanghai in 2007, after his predecessor fell in a corruption scandal.

” He said the party would continue to support “common prosperity,” one of his key slogans. Ever stronger party leadership, guided by Xi’s personal ideology, was a common theme of the speech. Channeling Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, he said the military — the “barrel of the gun” — must forever listen to party orders. And the party will never change, Xi added, because it had learned the art of “self-revolution” to break historical cycles of rising and falling governments. Advertisement Under Xi’s predecessor, Hu Jintao, the party experimented with small moves toward what it called “intraparty democracy,” allowing a straw poll by senior officials as a way of gauging support for various leaders to reach the Politburo and its Standing Committee. Xi has taken control of economic and military matters and had his name enshrined in the party constitution alongside Mao by adding a reference to his ideology — Xi Jinping Thought.

Xi scrapped those changes in 2017. Instead, he met with party elders one by one to gather recommendations, helping him prevent the formation of cliques that could challenge his power. “It’s another example of Xi Jinping’s paranoia,” said Susan Shirk, a scholar of Chinese politics at the University of California at San Diego. Tighter control doesn’t necessarily mean Xi will get the outcomes he wants. In a recently published book , Shirk argues that Xi’s centralized power and top-down pressure on officials pushes cadres toward overenthusiastic praise and over-compliance on Xi’s objectives, which can lead to policy mistakes. Wu views Xi as a disciple of Mao rebelling against Deng, who allowed the private sector to flourish and sought positive relations with the West.

“The bandwagoning of subordinates to prove loyalty and protect their own careers leads to overreach,” she said. Advertisement Shirk argues that Xi is unlikely to use his third term to change course. “He’s really boxed himself into a tough next five years,” she said. “After the congress, subordinates will be all the more intimidated and fearful unless Xi diffuses his personal authority to share it with other senior leaders.” Just before the speech, CCTV interviewed Jiang Lijuan, a local official from Zhejiang province, who breathlessly praised Xi’s “personal guidance” in the development of her village. Xi has antagonized Japan, India and other Asian neighbors by pressing claims to disputed islands in the South and East China Seas, and territory high up in the Himalayas.

She said the residents had formed a habit of watching the evening news to “see what the general secretary was up to, just like you would care for a family member.” Lyric Li in Seoul and Vic Chiang and Pei-Lin Wu in Taipei, Taiwan, contributed to this report. .