|Date and place of birth|| June 15, 1953|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Highest rank attained||Chairman of the Central Military Commission|
|Political party||Chinese Communist Party|
|Date of dictatorship||2013 - present|
|Number of deaths attributed||100,000+|
Xi Jinping (born June 15, 1953) is the President of the People's Republic of China, current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. In 2013, he became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the state council. He is also Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
He has made comments in favor of globalism to further China's economic growth and stabilize the Communist party's rigid control. In 2016, he had the disastrous One-child Policy scrapped and replaced with a Two-Child Policy, but is currently discussing scrapping family limits altogether.
Rise to power
In communist parlance "anti-corruption" campaigns and "reform measures" refers to purging the power of rival factions in a non-democratic state and replacing the corrupt cronies of high-level functionaries with one's own. Xi Jinping first appeared in Western liberal media as a "reformer", gaining him the support and sympathy of Western journalists and policymakers with a baseless assumption that the people of China viewed him as a reformer and corruption fighter, as well.
Aided by his ideological cohorts in Western media, Xi eventually became Jiang Zemin's successor after several of Jiang's hand-chosen successors were deemed unfit due to a series of corruption scandals that the CCP could not hide from the Chinese people The scandals included forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. Xi represents a rival faction to the still competitive Jiang faction.
One of Xi's first actions was to take over the Jiang's illegal 610 Office which was charged with procuring involuntary organ donors from Falun Gong practitioners for the CCP's budding organ transplant industry. Jiang and the 85 million-member CCP viewed the 100 million Falun Gong movement, a revival of traditional Chinese culture and morals in direct competition with the values of the CCP which New China tirelessly has attempted to stomp out in the Cultural Revolution and Tiananmen massacre, and began a policy of genocide and intimidation. Xi took over the illegal internal police structure, changed its name, and expanded the 610 Office's use against regime opponents and internal dissenters.
Xi's rise largely is the result of the 2012 Bo Xilai affair. Bo is the "Bernie Sanders of China", a corrupt kleptocrat and supposed advocate for the poor and oppressed. Bo was a member of the Politburo and candidate to the seven-member Standing Committee. A Jiang flunky, Bo was mayor of Dalian City in Liaoning Province in 1999 when the roundup Falun Gong began, and steadily rose in ranks for the next decade. As Governor, Dalian City and Liaoning Province, arrest and kidnappings of Falun Gong was more intense than in many other areas of China.
Like in American politics, scandals and coverups often take a different narrative than true underlying facts. Bo, a "reformer and corruption fighter", was removed and prosecuted on corruption charges after his wife and the deputy mayor were convicted of murder of a British citizen; had this particular murder victim not been foreign, the case likely would never have been investigated.
Xi took advantage of the scandal which exposed the policy of genocide of Falun Gong being ordered by the Politburo and to aid in the cover-up of CCP's inherent and inimical use of murder and to destroy rivals for power.
Xi Jinping Thought
In October 2017 an amendment including Xi's name was added to the CCP's party constitution, marking the first time a living leader's name was added since Mao Zedong, reflecting Xi's standing within the Communist Party. The amendment was approved by all 2,300 delegates attending the party congress, is called "Xi Jinping Thought for the New Era of Socialism With Chinese Special Characteristics."
The move placed Xi on the same level as Mao and Deng Xiaoping, whose names also appear in the party constitution in articles reflecting their principles. The political principles of Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, Xi's predecessors, were added to the party constitution, but their names were not.
The New York Times Chris Buckley notes that Xi's authority "is not directly comparable to the almost godlike influence Mao commanded," but, at the same time, "the Chinese economy, state and military are much more powerful now than they were under Mao, or even under Deng, which gives Mr. Xi far more global influence than his predecessors."
Xi Jinping Thought is an effort to avoid the demise of Communist party power such as happened in the Soviet Union as the result of Perestroika and Glasnost reform movements instituted by Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
Jin Canrong, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Beijing’s Renmin University of China, laid out a multi-pronged strategy involving a range of malign actions to subvert the United States while strengthening the Chinese regime. Jin emphasized that Xi was unlike his predecessors in his ambitions. Previous CCP leaders, such as Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao worked hard to develop the regime’s power but didn’t dare to use it, he said. “No matter how much power you have, it’s nothing if you don’t dare to use it,” Jin said. “Chairman Xi dares to use it. [Xi’s authorities] have the power, dare to use that power, and all of its attacks make the other party bleed.”
Xi’s global strategy to bolster the regime’s global power has two pillars, according to Jin. One is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the other is the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
Xi’s ambitions, however, cannot be revealed to the outside world, the professor said. When Xi took power in 2012, he urged the country to realize the “Chinese dream.” This meant becoming a “moderately well-off” country by 2021, and then a “strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious, and modern socialist country” by 2049. Jin explained that Xi’s target is actually to replace the United States as the world’s only superpower by 2049. “[Chinese] Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps on saying [at press briefings] that China loves peace. But no reporters at the press briefings believe this,” Jin said.
Document 9 was leaked by a Chinese dissident journalist who was in turn sentenced to a seven-year imprisonment for "leaking state secrets". The name of the document, Communiqué on the Current State of the Ideological Sphere (also translated as the Briefing on the Current Situation in the Ideological Realm) comes from it being the ninth such document issued that year in China. It is thought that Document No. 9 was issued by the General Office of the Central Committee, and would have required the approval of Xi and other top leaders. The New York Times reported that it "bears the unmistakable imprimatur of Xi Jinping". The document specifically addresses the following issues which it regards as problems using these same terms in the document itself:
- Promoting Western Constitutional Democracy: An attempt to undermine the current leadership and the "socialism with Chinese characteristics" system of governance. (Including the separation of powers, the multi-party system, general elections, and independent judiciaries.)
- Promoting “universal values” in an attempt to weaken the theoretical foundations of the Party’s leadership. (That “the West’s values are the prevailing norm for all human civilization”, that “only when China accepts Western values will it have a future”.)
- Promoting civil society in an attempt to dismantle the ruling party’s social foundation. (i.e. that individual rights are paramount and ought to be immune to obstruction by the state.)
- Promoting Neoliberalism, attempting to change China’s Basic Economic System. (i.e. unrestrained economic liberalization, complete privatization, and total marketization.)
- Promoting the West’s idea of journalism, challenging China’s principle that the media and publishing system should be subject to Party discipline.
- Promoting historical nihilism, trying to undermine the history of the CCP and of New China. (For example to deny the scientific and guiding value of Mao Zedong thought.)
- Questioning Reform and Opening and the socialist nature of socialism with Chinese characteristics. (For example, saying “We have deviated from our Socialist orientation.”)
Dictator for life
In February 2018 the CCP Central Committee approved a measure making Xi Jinping dictator for life. Xi Jinping is said to be surrounded by sycophant's and yes men. His swift rise to power was accomplished by so-called "anti-corruption" campaigns, stomping out rival power centers in the military and party.
- See also: People's Liberation Army
According to China expert Ian Easton. in January 2016, the CCP launched a sweeping military reform and reorganization program. It was the first time a purge like this had happened in Communist China’s 70-year history. To succeed, Xi fired, imprisoned, and, in several cases, executed, well over 100 high-ranking generals in front of their peers.
In July 2019, the CCP released a threatening defense white paper that read,
|“Solving the Taiwan problem and achieving complete national unification is in the fundamental interest of the Chinese race. It is obviously necessary for achieving the Chinese race’s great renewal... China must be unified and obviously will be... If anyone splits Taiwan off from China, China’s military will pay any price to totally defeat them.”|
Xi Jinping and atheism
In 2014, The New American indicated:
|“||The Communist Party of China (CPC) is letting its members know that the party’s official adherence to militant atheism has not changed; Party members are not allowed to be Christians, or to hold any other religious beliefs. That is the clear message sent by a top Party official in an editorial published on November 14 in the Global Times, the international version of People’s Daily, the official newspaper and mouthpiece of the CPC.||”|
In 2018 Xi Jinping said Beijing would take “an active part in leading the reform of the global governance system.”
Human rights abuses
Former U.N. investigator-turned-whistleblower Peter Gallo said,
“the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights was caught handing over names of Chinese human rights activists to the Chinese government, so the Chinese police and security agencies could go and intimidate their relatives in China, all to ensure that nobody spoke out against China being elected to the Human Rights Council.”
World Health Organization
Tadros Adhanom was the director-general of the WHO at the time of the CCP virus pandemic. Adhanom was a leader in Ethiopia's Tigray People's Liberation Front, a wing of the ruling Marxist Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front. Ethiopia is A CCP client state. Adhanom served the repressive regime as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016 after a stint as Health Minister. As a candidate for the top post, The New York Timers accused Tad Adhanom of covering up at least three epidemics. Adhanom was elected WHO director-general with the Chinese Communist Party's support. One of Adhanom's first actions as director-general was to name the repressive Marxist-Leninist dictator Robert Mugabe as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador. Peter Humphrey, a British investigator who was jailed in China in 2013 had been drugged, chained to a chair, locked in a cage, and made to read out a statement written by the police in front of cameras. The anchor who presented the footage, James Chao, was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador with the World Health Organization.
Tad Adhanom worked as the handmaid of CCP foreign policy and criticized travel bans to and from China where the deadly outbreak first occurred saying, "There is no reason for measures that unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade." The WHO was not allowed into China by the Marxist regime until February 10, 2020, more than two months after the virus was first discovered.
Adhanom praised the Chinese Communist Party's response: "We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership and the transparency they have demonstrated," and "China is actually setting a new standard for outbreak response." Film clips of Adhanom were shown on Chinese television saying, "China took action massively at the epicenter at the source of the outbreak. This is heroic. The actions of China is making us safer."
For whatever reason the WHO misinformed the planet about the pandemic, the simple fact remains that the WHO did not apply science or the scientific method to determine the gravity of the outbreak, but rather took on faith the word of a totalitarian regime notorious for human rights abuses and held to that position for months.
CCP global pandemic
Xi Jinping quashed early reports of the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 and convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to mislead the entire planet on the danger of global outbreak. On March 1, 2020, the Final Report of the China Tribunal on the Chinese Communist Party's mass murder and genocide of Falun Gong was obscured by the pandemic and economic crash that the CCP unleashed upon the planet. By the end of May, under the cover of the global crisis, Xi Jinping moved to destroy Hong Kong democracy in violation of international agreements.
According to Kyle Bass, Chief Investment Officer at Hayman Capital Management,
Secretary Xi is in trouble within China. According to my sources within, the party elite want Xi gone. The Guangdong elite (Uncle Deng’s family) are beginning to rattle the cages of change against the supposed “emperor for life”. #XiJinping #china #ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied
The unity within the Chinese Communist Party is shattering as all the three factions (Shanghai, Beijing, and Zhenjiang) in the party are embroiled in a feud. The Shanghai faction is led by Jiang Zemin, the Beijing faction is led by Hu Jintao, and the Zhenjiang faction is led by President Xi Jinping. Each one of the three is trying to nullify the influence of the other faction. Since 2012, when Xi Jinping took office political oppression has intensified and it has blanketed China. Press, social media, film, arts, literature and the Internet in China is heavily censored. Many intellectuals, Tibetans, Uighurs, lawyers, university students have been persecuted for voicing their opinions in favor of democracy.
Cracks appeared in Xi Jinping's hold on the Chinese Communist Party over the catastrophic handling of the CCP pandemic. This opened an opportunity for the Shanghai faction and the Beijing faction.
In response to the CCP global pandemic unleashed upon the world, on May 20, 2020 the United States issued a document titled United States Strategic Approach to The People’s Republic of China that describes the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to all humanity. The document states in excerpt:
The CCP promotes globally a value proposition that challenges the bedrock American belief in the unalienable right of every person to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Under the current generation of leadership, the CCP has accelerated its efforts to portray its governance system as functioning better than those of what it refers to as “developed, western countries.”
Beijing is clear that it sees itself as engaged in an ideological competition with the West.
The CCP aims to make China a “global leader in terms of comprehensive national power and international influence,” as General Secretary Xi expressed in 2017, by strengthening what it refers to as “the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”
This system is rooted in Beijing’s interpretation of Marxist-Leninist ideology and combines a nationalistic, single party dictatorship; a state-directed economy; deployment of science and technology in the service of the state; and the subordination of individual rights to serve CCP ends.
This runs counter to principles shared by the United States and many likeminded countries of representative government, free enterprise, and the inherent dignity and worth of every individual.
One disastrous outgrowth of such an approach to governance is Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang, where since 2017, authorities have detained more than a million Uighurs and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in indoctrination camps, where many endure forced labor, ideological indoctrination, and physical and psychological abuse.
Outside these camps, the regime has instituted a police state employing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and biogenetics to monitor ethnic minorities’ activities to ensure allegiance to the CCP. Widespread religious persecution – of Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Muslims, and members of Falun Gong – includes the demolition and desecration of places of worship, arrests of peaceful believers, forced renunciations of faith, and prohibitions on raising children in traditions of faith.
The CCP’s campaign to compel ideological conformity does not stop at China’s borders.
In recent years, Beijing has intervened in sovereign nations’ internal affairs to engineer consent for its policies.
PRC authorities have attempted to extend CCP influence over discourse and behavior around the world, with recent examples including companies and sports teams in the United States and the United Kingdom and politicians in Australia and Europe.PRC actors are exporting the tools of the CCP’s techno-authoritarian model to countries around the world, enabling authoritarian states to exert control over their citizens and surveil opposition, training foreign partners in propaganda.
- Martel, Frances (November 5, 2018). Xi Jinping: Globalization Will Happen ‘Independent of People’s Will’. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
- The 2012 Bo Xilai Affair highlighted the degree to which the families of top Party officials were able to parlay access to political power into vast personal wealth. Bo sat on the 25-member Party Politburo and Central Committee and was Party Secretary of a powerful municipality. Bo styled himself as a champion of the poor and dispossessed, supporting the state-run economy, lead a crackdown on supposed organized crime bosses, and fanned nostalgia for the violent Anti-fascist Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Bo’s rhetoric was critical of the income gap and broken promises to the working class that accompanied China’s rise to become the world’s second-largest economy. Bo was widely reported as a candidate for promotion to the Politburo Standing Committee. Bo’s wife was convicted of murder of a British businessman in August 2012. Bo’s vice mayor was convicted of “bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking” in September 2012. Days later, the Party Politburo expelled Bo from the Party’s ranks and announced that it was transferring his case to state judicial authorities. The Party investigation concluded that Bo “bore major responsibility” in the cases of his vice-mayor’s actions and his wife’s involvement in the murder, and alleged that he “took advantage of his office to seek profits for others and received huge bribes personally and through his family.” Social media brought the scandal to light, creating problems for existing leadership.
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- "Chinese Journalist Sentenced to 7 Years on Charges of Leaking State Secrets", 16 April 2015.
- "Tilting backwards", 24 June 2013.
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- China Takes Aim at Western Ideas. The New York Times.
- China’s Communist Party Reaffirms Marxism, Maoism, Atheism, New American, 2014
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- Noebel, David, The Battle for Truth, Harvest House, 2001.
- China’s Communist Party Reaffirms Marxism, Maoism, Atheism, New American, 2014