China has claimed that the country is bound to fall apart and have zero achievements without the Communist Party.
The declaration of absolute power was made by a representative of the party after Beijing’s senior leaders held a closed-door, four-day meeting to set major policies for the year ahead and beyond.
The spokesperson said the conclusion was proved by history and reality, but did not give any examples.
Jiang Jinquan (pictured), a senior Chinese official, said today that China would disintegrate and achieve nothing without the leadership of the Communist Party. He was reporting the outcomes of a closed-door, four-day meeting to set major policies for the year ahead
The statement was made today by Jiang Jinquan, a deputy director at The Central Policy Research Office of the Communist Party of China.
He was reporting the outcomes of the plenum held by the Central Committee of the party from Monday to Thursday.
Mr Jin announced that his country must be ruled by the Communist Party because of ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’, a concept he did not elaborate.
He told a press conference: ‘History and reality have both proved, for a country as big as China, without the leadership of the Communist Party of China, it is bound to disintegrate and achieve nothing.’
Mr Jin did not explain how his statement had been proved.
He also said the plenum had for the first time mapped out the idea of ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics’.
He added that the ‘systematic depiction’ consisted of 13 parts, and showed that the leadership of the party was the ‘basis’ and ‘pre-condition’ of the development of China.
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) and other senior Chinese officials take part in the plenum in Beijing on Thursday
President Xi Jinping is pictures speaking at the meeting, which was the fourth time that China’s roughly 370-person Central Committee has gathered since the 2017 party congress
‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’ is a theoretical system proposed by late Chinese Deng Xiaoping in September, 1982, after the country announced to open up its economy.
It is an ideology introduced by the leader to allow the Communist country to develop a market economy.
Mr Deng said at the time: ‘Combining the universal truth of Marxism and the specific reality of our country, [we must] take our own path and build socialism with the Chinese character.
‘This is the basic conclusion we have drawn from long-term historical experiences.’
This week’s plenum was held as nearly five months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong posed a major challenge to President Xi Jinping’s government since he took over the leadership in late 2012.
The ongoing demonstrations represent the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government since he took over the leadership in late 2012. Pictured, protesters hold out their hands to represent their five demands, which include universal suffrage yesterday
The party vowed to ensure Hong Kong’s stability during the meeting, claiming it would ‘perfect’ the way the leader of Hong Kong is appointed and replaced.
One of the demands from the demonstrators is universal suffrage, which refers to the right to vote for all adult citizens.
The city’s leader Carrie Lam, however, has ruled out the possibility to debate on the motion.
The meeting also discuss improving governance and ‘perfecting’ the country’s socialist system.
The meeting was the fourth time that China’s roughly 370-person Central Committee has gathered since the 2017 party congress, which ushered in President Xi Jinping’s second five-year term in office as party and military chief.
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