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[China Watch]Li Keqiang’s “Fire Fighting” Party Magazine Re-cites Lin Biao’s Coup | Zhongnanhai | Xi Jinping | Common Prosperity

[EpochTimesSeptember192021](The Epoch Times reporter Ning Haizhong reports) The internal discord in Zhongnanhai is always attracting attention, and now it seems to be entering a sensitive moment.

The Chinese Communist Party Premier Li Keqiang came forward a few days ago and said that private enterprise associations are treated “equally.” However, a few days ago, the party media continued to interpret Xi Jinping’s “dare to fight” remarks. Foreign media believed or showed that Xi believed that officials were not doing enough to clean up various industries. This is another sensitive situation after the controversy caused last month when the party media collectively forwarded Li Guangman’s article entitled “A Profound Change is Underway.” And since the 50th anniversary of Lin Biao’s “defection” has just passed, a series of power struggle signals released by the authorities have also triggered speculation.

Li Keqiang also came forward to “extinguish the fire”

The government website of the Communist Party of China reported that Li Keqiang visited Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from 16 to 18. When he inspected the local private enterprise AAC Technologies, he shouted that he would treat all types of ownership market entities including private enterprises “equally” and maintain fair competition. He also said to “optimize the business environment.”

Li Keqiang made this statement after a series of regulatory measures by the Chinese Communist Party and “common prosperity” aroused widespread concern among private enterprises.

Since the end of last year, the CCP has taken major actions to rectify private enterprises, from stopping Ant’s listing, to censoring Alibaba and Didi Chuxing, as well as rectifying online platforms, education and training, gaming, entertainment, and the capital chain behind it. Goldman Sachs estimates that this wave of rectification will evaporate the market value of Chinese companies around the world by $3 trillion.

After the Beidaihe meeting of the Communist Party of China, on August 17, Xi Jinping convened a meeting of the Finance and Economics Committee to promote the “Common Wealth” plan in a high-profile manner, to engage in “three distributions” and “encourage high-income groups and enterprises to give back to society more.” Although the official emphasized that it was “not mandatory,” Internet giants such as Tencent and Alibaba subsequently made donations, which were regarded by the outside world as an act of “paying protection fees” due to panic among the rich.

Prior to Li Keqiang, Liu He, Vice Premier of the Communist Party of China, had already used to attend the event twice to speak publicly about private enterprises. He stated on the 6th that the CCP’s support for the development of the private economy “has not changed and will not change in the future.” Liu He also said on the 16th that the policy of encouraging, supporting, and guiding the development of the non-public economy remains unchanged, and will continue to vigorously support the healthy development of small and medium-sized enterprises, and firmly support the healthy development of the private economy.

From September 13th to 14th, Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the Communist Party of China, visited Yulin, Shaanxi. Although he also visited some local enterprises, he mostly looked at red spots, including the statue of Mao Zedong in Yangjiagou, and talked about the continuation of the red blood. On the economic front, Xi emphatically mentioned some official rhetoric such as “resolutely implement the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee and adhere to the general tone of the work of seeking progress while maintaining stability.” He did not respond to the panic caused by the repeated purging of various industries.

Or more than two headquarters

Since the first term of cooperation, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang’s secret fights have spread. The argument that the CCP has two headquarters and two-line struggle has been circulated in China, especially overseas: one is the headquarters of Xi Jinping and the other is the headquarters of Li Keqiang.

In public reports, the different tunes of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang can often be seen. For example, Li Keqiang answered reporters on the closing day of the National People’s Congress on May 28. Li Keqiang broke the truth that 600 million people across the country earn only 1,000 yuan a month. At that time, many outsiders believed that this was a direct break of Xi Jinping’s dream of getting rid of poverty and highlighting the reality of poverty in China.

After Xi Jinping’s high-profile announcement of the success of all-out poverty alleviation and the establishment of a “well-off society,” Li Keqiang did not publicize too much of this “achievement” within the scope of his prime minister’s duties.

In an interview with The Epoch Times, mainland independent media commentator Wu Te said that Xi Li was once regarded as a political ally by many people, but this makes sense when they face the Jiang faction, a common enemy, in a group to keep warm. . Now that Xi Jinping has monopolized power, and Li Keqiang’s tendency to market economy is inconsistent with Xi Jinping, the line dispute between the two has gradually developed into a power struggle.

Regarding the relationship between Xi and Li, veteran self-media person Jiang Feng analyzed in the program: “Why do I disagree with the opinions of some critics who say that one sings red face and the other sings white face, and can even read that the central leadership has major differences? After the CCP established its political power, there was no red face or white face. The differences between the central authorities must have been hilltops, formation of gangs, and climate. Only then will there be differences in the display of political power. This is a major aspect of the CCP’s rule. avoid.”

Jiang Feng said that Xi Jinping turned too fast to the left, and a group of party members were too loyal to follow the trend, but it was difficult for those who wanted to do things. For example, if we are “completely alleviated from poverty,” then should the subsidies for the five-guarantee households and the absolutely impoverished people stop? What should I do if I stop starving to death? It’s hard for Li Keqiang.

However, some analysts believe that there is an extra Wang Huning between Xi and Li, and even Wang Huning is the other center that opposes Xi.

Commentator Wei Jin stated in the article that in addition to the well-known disputes between the Jiang faction, Tuan faction, and princelings, there are also the so-called imperial teacher faction (headed by Wang Huning, who came from the Jiang faction) and the Westernization faction (Li Keqiang, Liu He, etc.). Of course, there is also the veteran sect in the dispute, and Xi Jinping prefers the imperial sect.

On August 29, dozens of CCP state media suddenly collectively reposted an article by Mao Zuo writer Li Guangman, saying that the CCP “is going through a profound change.” In addition to bombarding the entertainment industry, ants, Didi and other “big comprador capital groups are cleaned up and rectified.” The incident was further fermented by Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China, who issued a rare article on September 2 criticizing Li Guangman for “misjudgment and misleading.”

Commentator Wang Youqun believes that Hu Xijin is a person who listens to the party. On August 29, the Global Times under his charge was also ordered to reprint Li Guangman’s article. He suddenly changed his tone because behind his article dealing with Li Guangman, there were two “party central committees.” One was the party central committee represented by Wang Huning, and the other was the party central committee supporting Hu Xijin behind him. The major party media of the Communist Party of China suddenly reposted Li Guangman’s article. It is very likely that Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China, made the decision, not Xi Jinping. However, when Hu Xijin knew that the reposting of Li Guangman’s article was instructed by the senior officials of Zhongnanhai, he publicly stood up and sang a counterpoint. Obviously, he was also acting on the orders of the Central Committee.

The 50th Anniversary of Lin Biao Incident Becomes a Sensitive Moment in Zhongnanhai

Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening ceremony of the Youth Class at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on September 1 criticized the CCP’s cadres for their mediocre days, being “good gentlemen” and “being good men in the face of negative corruption.” He called “good gentlemen.” He is not really a good person, and emphasizes the need to “dare to fight.”

The Chinese Communist Party media “People’s Daily” published two consecutive commentary articles on September 13th and 14th to interpret and promote these statements of Xi Jinping.

A review article by the Voice of Hope believes that Xi Jinping’s remarks on the youth classes in the CCP’s school are more aimed at the CCP’s internal system rather than the external system. When Xi Jinping denied “Mr. Good Good”, he said, “You should be a good person in the face of negative corruption.” This is obviously aimed at the CCP’s internal struggle.

According to Bloomberg’s interpretation, Xi Jinping’s remarks are considered a sign of “increasing disappointment” with officials. Bloomberg emphasized that although it is still unclear what Xi Jinping is referring to, the CCP has recently implemented a series of “regulations”, including large technology companies, extracurricular tutoring, and performance professionals.

Radio Free Asia reported that the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will be held in the fall of next year. It is expected that Xi Jinping will break the convention and be re-elected as General Secretary. The CCP’s high-level readjustment of all walks of life is regarded as a political campaign by Xi Jinping seeking to further consolidate power. Xi has also been described as engaging in the “Second Cultural Revolution.”

What’s interesting is that the day when the People’s Daily published an article explaining that Xi Jinping “dare to fight” (September 13), it was Lin Biao, who had failed in an internal struggle with Mao Zedong, “defected” and killed “September 13” in Mongolia. 50th anniversary of the event.

During Li Keqiang’s inspection in Guangxi, Qiushi.com, a subsidiary of the CCP’s central agency publication “Qushi”, published an article on September 16 that emphasized that the history of the CCP’s founding was a “party command gun.” It is even rarer to directly mention the CCP during the “Cultural Revolution.” Lin Biao, the second in command of the party, government and army, called him “planning an armed coup.”

Chen Pokong, a political commentator in the United States, stated in his self-media program on September 17 that it was surprising that the Chinese Communist Party’s official media mentioned Lin Biao here, because they were in disguise when former CCP General Secretary Hu Jintao and former Premier Wen Jiabao were in power. , Implicitly vindicated Lin Biao, and no longer belittle him; and in the current Xi Jinping era, on the 50th anniversary of the Lin Biao crash, the Chinese Communist Party did not mention the commemoration, and instead accused him of planning an armed coup in this article.

Former Hong Kong “Wen Wei Po” reporter Jiang Weiping in Dalian stated in a self-media program that this article on Qiushi.com was not written casually. It should be Xi Jinping who felt threatened. The second in command Li Keqiang was the first to bear the brunt. Xi was afraid that military power would not be protected and some The army head obviously fell to Li Keqiang.

On August 19 last year, the pro-China Hong Kong “Ming Pao” published a commentary titled “Who in the party is anti-Xi?”, saying that during Beidaihe’s vacation, there were reports that there were forces in the party “inverting Xi”. Among them, Li Keqiang He was named one of the representative figures. At the end of the article, “With his (Li Keqiang) current influence, if he really intends to raise his arms, he wants to reject Xi’s position, and fear that he will be in the party and the respondent will be too few. In the end, he will become Lin Biao second or Zhao Ziyang second. “

Hong Kong critic Liu Ruishao believes that Li Keqiang can never challenge Xi Jinping. The first thing Li does is to protect himself. It is to ensure that there will be no accidents during his tenure, because if something happens, any pot will be dumped on him.

Editor in charge: Fang Xiao

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