Xi Jinping Eyes a Third Term to Rule Communist China
Xi Jinping has been ruling the Chinese Communist Party for the past two terms. And, as we all know, communism is about control. So, why stop with just two terms? Heâs clearly got his eye on the future as heâs planning on setting the stage to seek out a third term.
In 2018, China got rid of term limits. It is what would allow Jinping to seek out a third term and continue to rule China. If this sounds familiar at all, itâs similar to what Vladimir Putin did in Russia.
Term limits are for democracies. Russia proved that they wanted to keep the power and now China is doing the same thing.
A closed-door meeting with those ruling the Chinese Communist Party will be taking place. Itâs known as the sixth plenum. The goal is to produce a resolution on the partyâs history, which is designed to shape politics for decades to come.
This sixth plenum is the last of the meetings for the five-year political cycle. And, itâs already believed that Xi Jinping will be seeking a third term.
Whatâs on the agenda for this meeting? Thatâs top secret. The discussions and resolutions wonât be released until after the meeting has finished.
One thing we do know is that Jinping has been looking at the âmajor achievements and historical experienceâ of the CCP in its 100-year history, as reported by the state news agency.
According to Dali Yang, a China expert from the University of Chicago, âThe 1945 resolution affirmed Maoâs leadership in the CCP, and the 1981 resolution was about turning a new page from the decade-long destructive chaos ofÂ Cultural RevolutionÂ Mao created. This yearâs resolution will be somewhere in between â the partyâs past and Xiâs future.â
Whatâs interesting is that China looks at its past as part of the way that it shapes its future. Additionally, resolutions made within the plenum will also determine how Chinese history is depicted and taught to students in schools. This is where Jinpingâs authority comes in â and all of his policies will be viewed as successful.
Basically, regardless of what China may have done poorly, the plenum is a chance to rewrite history. Jinping gets to come off as the hero since heâs the one writing it.
Communism at its best, right?
As the relationships with the U.S. and other western countries deteriorate, we have to ask ourselves what kind of future China wants to have.
Anthony Saich, a professor at Harvard University, explained, âInternationally, we will continue to see China playing an assertive role; domestically, weâll see anti-corruption, addressing inequality and tackling environmental degradation [still] as the partyâs priorities.â
Assuming Jinping actually gets the third term as expected, it means that weâll continue to see an emphasis on purging political enemies, cracking down on minority groups, and pushing âmorality and ethicsâ on society.
Reiterating the principle established by Mao Zedong that âthe Party commands the gun,â Xi Jinping has demanded the military be combat-ready. He also boarded Chinaâs first domestically built aircraft carrier. What else did Xi do in this regard? Read: https://t.co/cr8e45TvE8 pic.twitter.com/6JuqQFZTw7
â China Xinhua News (@XHNews) November 6, 2021
With the Biden administration constantly borrowing strategies from both Russia and China, it wouldnât surprise us in the least if they tried to abolish presidential terms. Can you imagine Biden for not just one more term but two more? Considering heâs managed to destroy so much in only 10 months of office, itâs terrifying to imagine what he might do with 10 years in office.
Meanwhile, weâll have to prepare for dealing with Xi Jinping for the possibility of at least another five yearsâ¦and that may mean that weâre not going to be reaching any amicable agreements in the near future.