Analysis: Xi Jinping is compared to Mao – and could be a lifetime leader

Analysis: Xi Jinping is compared to Mao – and could be a lifetime leader

It is the first historic resolution in 40 years and in the document, Xi Jinping paid tribute to everything from the way he tackled the pandemic to foreign policy and culture.

He is also praised for fighting corruption, reducing poverty and pollution.

The resolution adopted by the Central Committee at the end of the 6th plenary session tomorrow is about the historical changes China has gone through and how China should face the future.

for the third time in history

This is the third time in the party’s history that a similar document has been adopted. In 1945, Mao Zedong needed to consolidate his position after an internal conflict in the leadership; In 1981, Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening policies were consolidated, formally ending the Cultural Revolution; And so now, when Xi Jinping is to be written in the history books as a great leader and the heart of the Communist Party.

common prosperity new fashion concept

The release described how China has now reached a stage in the development of socialism where it is now ready to take the next step in building shared prosperity. A campaign that Xi launched this summer and which is now mentioned in all of his speeches. It is largely about addressing demographic challenges by bridging the economic gap and making it easier to have more children. The concept also included an increased focus on common values, that is, the values ​​of the Communist Party in everything from the description of history to its approach to family life.

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The thoughts of the leader should permeate the entire society and should be studied by everyone from six year olds to university level and government employees.

Patriotism is flourishing

Under Xi Jinping’s leadership, nationalism and patriotism have strengthened and, among other things, a widely used new law has been instituted that makes it a criminal offense to defame the country’s ‘heroes and martyrs’. A law used to imprison regime-critical journalists and writers.

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Xi Jinping is to be written in the history books and political scientist Wu Qiang, who is somewhat openly critical of China’s leadership, describes the whole thing as a self-affirmation process. Photo: Ronald Verhoeven / SVT / Andy Wong / AP / TT

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