Communist party's future on the line, warns Xi Jinping

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  1. Ray

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    Communist party's future on the line, warns Xi Jinping

    The Communist party must improve its conduct or face extinction within a decade, Xi Jinping, China's next president, has warned, as he prepares for his inauguration.


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    Thousands of delegates streamed into Beijing over the weekend for the annual political meetings that will, by their close in a fortnight's time, confirm Mr Xi, 59, as head of state.

    But in a speech to cadres in the Chinese capital, Mr Xi once again expressed his preoccupation over the Communist party's future.

    As the Party faces ever-expanding challenges, Mr Xi said, cadres should absorb the lessons of China's past.

    "History is the best textbook," he said.

    "You must not be bought by money," he added, quoting Mencius, the Chinese philosopher born in 372 BC.

    The twin threats of waning public confidence and gnawing corruption are now so great that the Party will only make it to its 100th birthday, in eight years time, if "the capabilities of all party members unceasingly continue to strengthen," he said.

    Over the past four months since he became president-elect, Mr Xi has repeatedly expressed his fears over the future. In December, he reportedly told officials in Guangdong that China must heed the "deeply profound" lessons of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    "Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," Mr Xi said, according to a summary of his comments that was leaked online.

    "Finally, all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," Mr Xi reportedly said. "In the end nobody was a real man, nobody came out to resist."

    Even as politicians gathered in Beijing, a new dispute rumbling in the far south of China illustrated once again that rural Chinese are well aware of their rights and prepared to fight for them.

    Just over 60 miles away from Wukan, where protests at the end of 2011 saw the local Communist party and police chased away, the village of Shangpu was surrounded by a police blockade while residents chanted for a change of government.

    The villagers told the news agency Agence France Presse that the local government would not attack them during the political meetings in Beijing.

    The two-week conclave in the capital involves two separate meetings. One, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which started on Sunday, draws celebrities such as the former basketball player Yao Ming and the actor Jackie Chan, as well as many of China's business tycoons, to give "advice" on how best to run the country.

    The other, the National People's Congress, which begins on Tuesday, can best be understood as China's parliament. Its members will rubber-stamp a series of proposals, including this year a reorganisation of various government ministries and the inauguration of Mr Xi's administration.
    Almost 800,000 Chinese voted on what the People's Congress should address this year, with almost a fifth saying that more social security was needed, followed by a greater anti-corruption drive.

    Communist party's future on the line, warns Xi Jinping - Telegraph



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    Even Xi, quoting Mencius, the Chinese philosopher born in 372 BC indicates the love of the Chinese for filthy lucre and their weakness to succumb to it!

    That the Chinese Communist are under attack by their own people has made Xi sit up and take cognisance, wherein he showed concern over the future.wherein he reportedly told officials in Guangdong that China must heed the "deeply profound" lessons of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    But will anything change in China?

    Not if Menicus is to be believed that Chinese people cannot stay away from their love for money and so will those in the Communist Party of China actually care for the people when they can make some quick money by misusing their official position?

    One wonders!
     
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    that's exactly the problem Chinese having.
    Religious gone, Money become God.
     
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    If one goes through the great and wise thoughts of the ancient Chinese philosophers, one would realise the depth in the thoughts and guidance being given to society.

    Even in the art of warfare, Sun Tsu is extensively studied and his sayings and thoughts are weighed in gold!

    Brilliant men they were!

    kōng 穴xué 來lái 風fēng 未wèi 必bì 無wú 因yīn

    If the wind comes from an empty cave, it's not without a reason.
    Meaning: Things don't happen for no reason; everything has a cause

    In short, China must take the protest seriously and they could, as the Chinese Communist Party at Beijing is trying to do, is cut the social and economical disparity and spread the boon of the economic boom to a majority of the people.

    The problem in all countries is that some people want to do good for the people, while there are many who want to do good for themselves alone!

    Religion is important, but one should not become a slave to religion and instead use one's head to apply religion with the demands of the contemporary times is my view.

    China is said to move towards religion and Christianity, they say, is the first choice of the Chinese.

    Huoxiu or Hong Xiuquan led the Taiping Revolution claiming to be the half brother of Jesus Christ. As Xi said to the party cadre. let history teach you, maybe for that reason,the Chinese Communist Party while allowing religion, wants to keep a tight leash on 'foreign' religions lest some chap emulates Huoxia!
     
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