Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping warned in early July that if communist party members lose their belief in Marxism and communism the CCP will collapse and disintegrate, suffering the same fate as the Soviet Union.
On July 4, Mr. Xi told the state members at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit by video connection that he opposes any country “instigating color revolutions” and “interfering in internal affairs” for any reason.
The color revolutions refer to a series of non-violent protests that occurred in the post-Soviet states and Serbia during the early 21st century, which eventually freed many Eastern European countries from communist Soviet rule.
“We will take the future and destiny of our country’s development and progress firmly into our own hands,” Mr. Xi said, making his efforts to unite Russia, Iran, and other SCO members to fight against the U.S.-led Western forces.
The authoritarian’s words exposed his concern that communist China would follow in the footsteps of the Soviet Union’s collapse in light of the influence of Western democracy and more and more Chinese people rejecting communist rule.
While the number of official party members is not that high the movement to quit the CCP is not concerned with the number of official members, it is concerned with the Chinese people who have given an oath to the CCP, and this involves almost everyone who has grown up in mainland China. To renounce the CCP is actually to renounce the oaths that an individual has given to the CCP, as people are forced to do when they join the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, or the Young Pioneers as children in elementary school.
Communist Doctrine and One-Party RuleSince last year, Mr. Xi and the mouthpiece media have issued several warnings about the fate of the communist party, blaming the root cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union on the communist party’s “relaxation of party leadership and communist ideological work.”
In a June 30 article, Qiushi, a CCP party magazine, quoted Mr. Xi’s speech on March 1 at a training class for young cadres at the Central Party School as saying that the CCP would be disintegrated as suddenly as the Soviet Communist Party if the CCP cadres lose their belief in “Marxism and communism,” and “socialism with Chinese characteristics.”
“To the CCP, capitalism can be fine, but freedom must be eliminated, and the communist party won’t tolerate anything that distracts or shares the power of society.
“In the CCP, power is the highest principle, and everything else must give way to this supreme goal. For the sake of absolute monopolization and absolute control of social power, the CCP can kill people and destroy the nation’s economy.” Ms. Guo said.
In addition, Mr. Xi’s high degree of centralization has accelerated the build-up of political risk, making him a target both at home and abroad, Li Yanming, a China current affairs observer, told The Epoch Times.
Mr. Li noted that the Chinese communist regime is now in an internal and external quagmire: it faces a siege by the international community led by the United States. Meanwhile, China’s economic, demographic, and social crises are compounding one another, which may lead to substantial social change at any time.
Communist China vs. Post-Soviet UnionComparing the 415 million who quit the CCP—including its three organizations of the party, the youth league, and the young pioneers—there were 5 million who quit the Soviet Communist Party (SCP) before its dissolution in December 1991, Ms. Guo said.
At that time, the Soviet Union still had a four million-strong army with powerful naval, air, land, and nuclear forces. But when the Soviet Union was dissolved, the army refused to carry out the orders of the Soviet Communist Party’s oligarchs in suppressing people; in Ms. Guo’s view, this contributed to a smooth transition to democratic government in the former member states of the Soviet Union.
A common feature of either SCP or CCP is that the communist regime is precarious, rife with various splits and internal contradictions; In such an environment, the forces of freedom would grow and eventually lead to the end of the communist system: “the disintegration of the former Soviet Union and the fall of the former communist regimes in Eastern Europe have validated this process,” Ms. Guo said.
While in China, Ms. Guo pointed out that since the oligarchic era of ex-leaders of the CCP Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin, free forces emerged around the nation, “The CCP has faced two choices: one is to disintegrate, that is to say, to cede power and the communist party to step down; The other is to return to the stage of personal leadership and authoritarianism.”
Unfortunately, “What we’re seeing now in mainland China is that Xi Jinping is trying to restore the individual leader’s Maoist dictatorship, which is an inevitable part of the [CCP] system,” said Ms. Guo, adding that it is likely the current path of North Korea, “The cost is that the [Chinese] people are deprived of their freedom, society once again fell back into a state of closure.”