The first large snowfall in Beijing arrived 20 days before the expected, coinciding on the lunisolar calendar with the Lidong, the date that marks the beginning of winter. It was Sunday. Thousands of pengheses captured with their cameras the most emblematic places of the capital. There was a three-hour queue to enter the forbidden city. Many people decided to stay around the Plaza de Tiananmen, more surrounded by military as usual because it was a day before China's most important political meetings.
The sunny morning of this Monday had already melted part of the snow when the 370 titular and alternate members of the Central Committee, the highest governance body of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), entered the great town hall, a majestic building west of Tiananmen. The most powerful people of the second world power are there to start a four-day plenary session behind closed doors.
In front of this meeting is President Xi Jinping as Secretary General of the CPC. He is the only and indisputable protagonist of an annual meeting from which historical announcements have come out that China's policy have changed. As the so-called "historical first resolution", approved by Mao Zedong in 1945, four years before the Foundation of the People's Republic. Mao used it to condemn the rivals of him by the throne of the party and prepare the stage to become the supreme leader.
The "second historical resolution" arrived in 1981 by Deng Xiaoping, who closed the dark chapter of the cultural revolution breaking with the disastrous social policies of Maoism, to give way to "socialism with Chinese characteristics" and lay the foundations for the It was "reform and opening" that would take China to become the great economy that is nowadays.
In the sixth plenary session of the XIX Central Committee of the CCP, according to the state media, it is expected that the "third historical resolution" is expected to be adopted, one that will boost the omnipresent Xi Jinping, who is already the most powerful leader of China since Mao Zedong, towards a re-election for a new term of five years.
"Since it was elected general secretary of the CPP Central Committee in November 2012, XI has been seen as a man of determination and action, a man of deep thoughts and feelings, a man who inherited a legacy, but dares to innovate and He is committed to working tirelessly, "says an article by Xinhua. No one doubts that the re-election of him will be consummated in the important congress of the party that will be held in the autumn of next year, after which Xi will begin the third mandate of him.
The Chinese leader has been extending the domain of the party about civil society. XI has made it clear that the CCP should not abandon its revolutionary ideals, which has the duty to provide "common prosperity" and planting face to the West, especially the United States. These words, as well as their tendency to see everything through a national security prism, have promoted a regulatory campaign that began trying to stop the power of large technology companies and has spread to the textbooks of primary school children They must incorporate the "Thought of Xi Jinping" into their school plan.
In mid-October, XI said China's "democratic" political system is a "great creation" that is key to international success. A discourse that was interpreted as the last attempt to defend the system of the regime in the midst of the growing pressure of the West on China's rights and values. "Democracy is not an ornament or decoration. Democracy is to solve the real problems of people," said the president.
Chinese analysts believe that it is likely that the resolution that comes out of the full thing that is celebrated this week in Beijing offers a wide story of modern China that will help justify Xi's policies by giving them the seriousness of historical destiny. "Mao led the country to face oppression, Deng brought prosperity and now Xi is promoting the nation towards a new era of national force," says stage description stage of the country ascent that is presented in the Party documents. XI, as highlights the program presented by the local media, will be the third Chinese leader in revealing a historical resolution in plenty who will focus on the "main achievements and historical experiences of the party" throughout its 100 years of history.
"The purpose of this plenum seems to be reviewing the governance of the party in history and paving the way for future leadership and the direction of its policies. You will also have to praise the achievements of the current leader," says Gu his, College Politologist of Nanjing, east of China.
This meeting also serves is a precursor for the introduction of economic laws, regulations and plans. There are important examples such as the National Safety Law of Hong Kong, which was announced in the 2019 Fourth Fourth, or the constitutional amendments that raised the limits of the presidential mandate, approved in the third full in 2018. These ads entered into force after They were supported by the National People's Congress, the annual session of the Chinese Parliament.Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 08:48