Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a giant screen as he delivers a speech at the event marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China, on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China July 1, 2021.
Could anyone imagine that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) founder Mao Zedong forgot that the first party congress was held on 23 July 1921 in Shanghai? Somehow, 1st July was later designated as the “anniversary of foundation”.
Last few days CCP has been in overdrive. Caged pigeons, blocked roads, armed police, and K-9 units greet you everywhere in Beijing. Despite disinterest shown by the Chinese citizens, 1st July 2021 will be celebrated as the first centenary of CCP.
One must be wondering why 10 lies? Most certainly there must be thousands of lies. Of course, communism runs on lies and propaganda. However, there are some lesser but important facts about these lies. While the CCP celebrates hundred years of ‘Orwellian Society’, with full pomp and show, we expose the world’s longest-running dictatorship.
The slogan for the centenary celebration is “follow the party forever”, as if the Chinese citizens have any other option. Sloganeering in China is a common disease among Chinese leaders, when they have nothing substantial to offer to ordinary citizens. It is akin to Urdu poetry blabbered out by Pakistani leaders to fool the public, when they have nothing concrete to showcase.
Lie 1: Serve the People (1944)
Mao Zedong on 8th September 1944 for the first time used the Communist slogan ‘Serve the People’ in a speech. He was attributing the slogan to the death of PLA soldier Zhang Side. Zhang was a participant in the Long March and died when a kiln processing raw opium collapsed. Mao Zedong in the true communist style didn’t waste the opportunity and used it for spreading the propaganda. Opium addict Comrade Zhang was showcased as a true servant of people.
The farce of ‘Serve the People’ doesn’t cut ice even with the Chinese citizens, leave alone the international community. China has been ruled first by the revolutionaries and now by the ‘princelings’. The offsprings of high-ranking veteran communists who were holding offices in China before 1966 are commonly called “princelings.”
There are princeling politicians, princeling generals, and princeling entrepreneurs. Chinese dictator Xi Jinping is a typical example of a princeling politician. His father, Xi Zhongxun, served as secretary-general and vice-premier of the State Council in the 1950s and the 1960s and as a Politburo member in the 1980s.
General Zhang Youxia, second-ranked Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission; Admiral Wu Shengli, former commander of the PLA Navy; and General Liu Yuan, last political commissar of the General Logistics Department, all are examples of princeling generals.
There are also princeling entrepreneurs. Wang Jun, son of Wang Zhen, former vice president of China, was board chairman of China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) for 27 years. Wang’s successor, Kong Dan‘s father, Kong Yuan, was the director of the Investigation Department of the CCP Central Committee.
There are over two hundred families who control every walk of Chinese life today, serving their purposes rather than ‘serve the people’.
Lie 2: Let a 100 Flowers Bloom (1956)
Mao urged his countrymen to discard everything old, but he, himself often pillaged classical Chinese works to get his message across. In 1956, he borrowed a phrase from the Warring States period, “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend”…..
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