Lin Baohua: What kind of infighting does Xi Jinping want to inherit Yan’an?

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中共总书记、习近平带领中共中央政治局常委李强、赵乐际、王沪宁、蔡奇、丁薛祥、李希,瞻仰延安革命纪念地。 (新华社)--联合新闻网

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping led Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, to pay tribute to the Yan’an Revolutionary Memorial Site. (Xinhua News Agency)–United News Network

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China ended and a new leadership was formed. Xi Jinping brought six other members of the Politburo Standing Committee to Yan’an on October 7. It has become a habit for new leaders to visit revolutionary holy places after the party congress, which is intended to show that new leaders will inherit the revolutionary tradition.

The first association is that during the Cultural Revolution, Xi Jinping stepped in and settled in the Liangjiahe Brigade in Yan’an. It can be said that he “started” there, and it has become a holy place. Li Xi, who has been the secretary of the Yan’an Municipal Party Committee for many years, has made great contributions to the operation of the Liangjiahe Holy Land. Promoted to the Standing Committee of the Politburo. Although Xi Jinping did not take his subordinates to visit this time, no one did not know about Liangjiahe. Therefore, Xi Jinping has strengthened the position of the leader of the “revolutionary tradition” in this gang and looked down on them. They can only respectfully obey the leader’s command.

Second, Xi Jinping took them to visit the former residence of Mao Zedong and the meeting site of the “Seventh National Congress of the Communist Party of China”, which also made it clear that he was the second Mao Zedong. Liu Ying, the wife of Zhang Wentian (Luo Fu), the party general secretary after the Zunyi meeting, wrote an article before his death, revealing that Mao Zedong called the meeting at their residence “entering the palace” and called her “empress”. Later, Mao replaced Zhang, and the natural emperor changed. for Mao Zedong. The rogue Li Zicheng was from Mizhi in northern Shaanxi. Mao Zedong, who was familiar with Chinese history books, certainly knew how he conquered Beijing and became emperor. Mao Zedong unified the whole party at the “Seventh National Congress” and became the chairman of the party, and Xi Jinping also unified the entire party at the 20th National Congress and became the second Chairman Mao. Even if the CCP did not change to the chairman system, the emperor would be Xi Jinping.

When it comes to Yan’an, one can’t help but read the masterpiece “How the Red Sun Rises” by the late Nanjing University professor Gao Hua. Its subtitle is “The Ins and Outs of the Yan’an Rectification Movement.” To unify the whole party through power and tactics, if you want to understand the infighting of the CCP, you must read this book. I wrote two book reviews for it, but I still have no idea. How Mao Zedong used hooliganism to criticize and kill to deter the intellectuals in the party, wrote incisively and vividly. The rectification movement of shutting down the door to beat the dog was blocked by the CCP’s information, and only intellectuals in the Kuomintang-controlled areas were deceived and were “made up” during the rectification movement and the Cultural Revolution. The process of Xi Jinping’s proclaiming emperor has obviously been repeated, and it is still in the ascendant. In Yan’an, it was called “rescue”, while in Xi Jinping’s time, it was “revival”.

In the CCP in the Yan’an era, there were Japanese invasions outside and Kuomintang blockades inside. How could Mao Zedong still have the energy to fight infighting? This is an area that party history experts have not studied well in the past. In fact, it was the Japanese invasion, and the Nationalist government was held back by Japan and relaxed the oppression of the CCP. This is why Mao Zedong later expressed his gratitude to the Japanese Imperial Army many times and did not want Japan to apologize. However, the blockade by the Kuomintang makes the survival of the CCP problematic. How can they survive? That is, the production and export of opium, using the title of “special commodity” to cover up the deeds of “opium” and concealing the Chinese people for a long time. However, the September 2013 issue of “Yanhuang Chunqiu” supported by Hu Yaobang’s family was the first to fully disclose the production and operation of opium at that time. The trade situation was decided by Mao Zedong. The revenue from opium production and trade accounted for 40% of the annual fiscal revenue of the government of the Shaanxi-Gansu-Ningxia Border Region, where Yan’an is located, so that Mao Zedong could carry out intra-party struggles with “abundant food and clothing”. “Special commodities” made such a significant contribution to Mao Zedong, so Zhang Side, a soldier of the Central Guard Corps, died in a kiln when he was refining opium. Mao Zedong wrote the article “Serving the People” himself to mourn. The CCP has such a revolutionary tradition. What is the strangeness of the theft and looting of intellectual property rights today?

When it comes to Yan’an tradition, we must not forget Mao Zedong’s “Speech at the Yan’an Symposium on Literature and Art” in the rectification document, which is still the standard for the CCP to promote its ideology, that is, to put political standards first, and to distort facts by any means, even Spread rumours. The 359 Opium Brigade, which grows opium, beautified it, and even compiled the popular song “Nanniwan”, sang “The 359 Brigade is a model”, which is just one example. However, the CCP also seriously condemned the Opium War, which shows the extent of its hypocrisy.

The development of the economy and the struggle within the party were also unscrupulous, only to establish Mao Zedong’s dominance in the party, and then subvert the rule of the Republic of China. As Xi Jinping’s father, Xi Zhongxun, who is the Communist Party of Northern Shaanxi, why doesn’t he know this? In particular, his boss and comrade Liu Zhidan were immediately sent to the “Eastern Expedition to Fight Japan” after Mao Zedong arrived in northern Shaanxi, and were killed inexplicably before seeing the Japanese. It is also natural for Xi Jinping, who has heard and heard, to inherit this tradition. This is why Xi Jinping emphasized that Mao Zedong was “dare to fight and good at fighting”, and he gave a more incisive performance before and after the 20th National Congress, and he will carry it forward after the 20th National Congress. Will the Chinese people, the rest of the world, allow the CCP to use this hooliganism to change the world?

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