While everyone believed that Xi Jinping’s re-election was a certainty, a strange sign suddenly appeared.
The director of the Central Office of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Central Committee’s Work Department, Ding Xuexiang, is considered Xi Jinping’s ‘soul mate,’ as everyone knows. On July 19, the Central Committee of the CCP 20th National Congress of Deputies delegates met, and Ding Xuexiang attended and spoke.
What surprised everyone was that, in his speech, Ding Xuexiang only emphasized the need to persist in “two things to protect” without mentioning a word about “two things to establish.”
Freelance reporter Jiangsen zhe said that at present, “two things to establish” are the criteria for judging whether senior officials are absolutely loyal to Xi Jinping or not. If they only mentioned “two things to protect,” it’s not enough demonstration of loyalty; Ding Xuexiang does not say “two things to establish,” indicating that his loyalty to Xi is fragile at a crucial moment. As it stands, this is not good news for Xi.
“Two things to establish” means “establishing the core position of Xi, and establishing the guiding position of Xi’s thought.” Although the CCP proposed this slogan after the 19th Party Congress, it was not until the sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China last year that the third historic resolution established Xi’s status, the expression “two things to establish” officially appeared in “People’s Daily.”
There has been a struggle within the CCP because of “two things to establish,” as the purpose of this slogan is to help Xi Jinping build a position comparable to Mao Zedong.
Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported two weeks ago that Xi Jinping will undoubtedly be re-elected at the 20th National Congress and will be officially awarded the title of “People’s leader,” the proposal of “two things to establish” paved the way for the 20th National Congress of Deputies to determine the title of “People’s leader.”
Recently, it has been discovered that high-ranking CCP officials seem to have a rift about whether to stick to “two things to establish.” For example, according to Sound of Hope, the Politburo of the Communist Party of China rarely mentioned “two things to establish” in its regular meetings in May and June.
According to the same newspaper, the fact that Ding Xuexiang failed to mention “two things to establish” caused a lot of speculation from the outside. After that, another core member of Xi Jia Jun (the name of the pro-Xi faction) is You Quan, who holds the position of Secretary of the Secretariat of the CCP Central Committee and Head of the CCP United Front Work Department who organized the Talk of the Head of the CCP United Front Work Department. During the meeting, Mr. You Quan proposed to persistently defend the ‘two things to establish,’ and resolutely do ‘two things to protect.'”
In addition to the internal rift around this slogan, the South China Morning Post and the Chinese Foreign Ministry have different ways of saying whether or not Xi invited the leaders of four European countries to visit China in November, a very rare occurrence.
Sound of Hope mentions economic and financial scholar Yan Chunguo’s comment on “Up Media” as to why the South China Morning Post made a point about inviting foreign leaders to visit China?
Mr. Yan Chunguo said that this news, on the surface, gives a signal that Xi will be re-elected, but in fact, the forces opposing Xi are deliberately harming him, revealing that the “top secret” about who will be the General Secretary of the 20th National Congress, is to tell people that Xi Jinping is so eager to be re-elected that he no longer cares about the rules. Once again, secretly creating a reputation with the outside and attesting to the so-called CCP elections are all routine; the results are predetermined. It seems that Xi Jinping does not know or think about the big picture and the CCP’s profile, which will cause strong protests within the party.
Mr. Yan Chunguo’s speculation shows that the duel within the CCP is being fiercely played out.
Recently, Chinese consultant Cheng Xiang on the program “Truthful Language” also pointed out that, although the South China Morning Post previously reported that Xi Jinping’s re-election is a certainty, giving an advantage to Xi, highlighting that Xi’s government is unstable, otherwise, “if Xi’s re-election is certain, then there is no inherent need to create an advantage, nor is it necessary to intentionally go to Shenzhen to spend the night during a visit to Hong Kong.”
At that time, Cheng Xiang said that Xi Jinping purposely came to Shenzhen because he worried his time away from mainland China would be a little too long. Although Xi tries to protect the party, according to the course of history, as the last Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, said, “totalitarianism can be collapsed in an instant.”