Xi Jinping's Waterloo
by Wei Jingsheng

The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was a slap down to the president. The self-sufficiency invoked by Xi is balanced by the opposition's call for a new type of international relations. An end to the conflict with Taiwan; work on Hong Kong's prosperity. The world will become more and more anti-communist. A reflection of the "father of democracy" in China, now in exile in the United States.

Washington (AsiaNews) - The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is closed.  What disappointed the Hong Kong and Taiwan media was that it did not find an heir for Xi Jinping.  A statement of finding an heir for Xi would actually be to guide the direction of the wind and let most people put their hopes on a false goal, thus ignoring the real concerns.  So what are the real concerns?  Please read the following analysis.

What is Xi Jinping's main focus at this stage?  The ongoing economic recession in China.  What is his countermeasure?  It would be "self-reliance" and the advance of the country while the Chinese people retreat, thus composing a domestic cycle in China.  Ha-ha, we can live well without you America.  At the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Congress of the CCP, the opposition within the CCP was still able to wrote down: We must actively create a new type of international relations, a dual cycle of internal and external, and so on.  The other idioms are just embellishments.  This is an effective counterattack against Xi Jinping's brutal ways and his possible return to a planned economy.

What other concerns does Xi Jinping have?  Wolf Warrior Diplomacy with two characteristics: a tough stand against the United States and threats against Taiwan.  However, the Fifth Plenary Session Communiqué stating to actively create a new type of international relations, along with the statement to promote cross-strait relations and peaceful reunification with Taiwan, can be said to have slapped Xi Jinping's face.  Although it may seem to be an understatement, it has the essence that serves as the brakes on the more than one decade of threats to Taiwan.
 The expression of Hong Kong policy has also changed, with emphasis on the need to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity.  This is a different opinion to Xi Jinping's forceful suppression of Hong Kong.  It may be related to the recent high-profile comeback of Zhu Rongji and Wang Qishan.  But there is no specific statement.  If the suppression continues and results in the abolishment of the legal system and free environment in Hong Kong, then the so-called maintaining prosperity will become nonsense.  On the premise that the United States and Europe no longer grant Hong Kong special treatment, what can be done to restore prosperity there?  Use Shenzhen to replace Hong Kong?  How could it be possible?  This is only a fantasy of Mao Zedong's style, without a touch to reality.

The rest of the statements are the clichés and nonsense that everyone has no objection to.  This is just like what Ms. Cai Xia said: without taking off the shell of the CCP, there can be no real reform.  Can these minor repairs save the decline of the CCP?  Obviously not.  Why?  Please see the following analysis.

As the saying goes, it is easier to learn bad and hard to learn good.  Xi Jinping's wolf warrior diplomacy in recent years has brought the CCP's reputation and credibility to an extremely low point.  The friends that the CCP has inserted all over the world are not very good to speak in favor of the CCP to help it.  Anti-Communist has become the new political correctness in the United States and will soon spread to the world.  Will the CCP to be able lie to the others and thus to fool them again by simply saying a few words about wanting to be friendly again?  It seems unlikely.  Even if Joe Biden is elected as the President of the United States, the majority of the Democratic Party will not allow him to return to the past appeasement policy.

Will the claim of "we do not want to restore the internal cycle of the planned economy of Mao Zedong" work?  But without fair trade, will others continue to tolerate being taken advantage of?  Can the policy of relying on crude manufacturing and subsidies in order to occupy the international market be maintained?  Can those Chinese companies that are used to unfair trade really adapt to a fair environment?  The cheap labor of the Chinese people is an advantage in foreign trade, yet it is also a dead spot for bad internal consumption.  With insufficient internal consumption and hindered external dumping, with the problems be solved by only relying on those tall and loud slogans?  It would be like painting cakes in order to overcome hunger.

This time the Fifth Plenary Session had only one interesting issue, which was about a peaceful solution to the Taiwan issue.  Xi Jinping was really fooled by the flatterers and advanced hackers.  He really thought that a war against Taiwan, which was protected by the United States, could be easily won.  Since this year, Xi Jinping's threats to Taiwan have risen to a quasi-war state.  Even some hawkish Chinese generals who have not yet been confused had to tell the truth: this card should not be played, otherwise the battle will end in defeat.  By then, it will not only be a disaster for the Communist regime, but also a disaster for the Chinese and Taiwanese people.  Stopping Xi Jinping's brainless madness and returning to a realistic and sober peace policy is the only highlight of this Fifth Plenary Session.

Although this Fifth Plenary Session failed to prevent the Communist regime from kidnapping the Chinese people and sliding into the abyss, there was a sound slap on Xi Jinping over his most proud crazy policy that he thought could be remembered forever.  Thus an irreversible disaster was avoided.  It can be said to be the victory of the weak opposition within the CCP, thus could be called the Waterloo of Comrade Xi.