“The Chinese people have risen” and their “rebirth” is undeveloped for more than a century and “irreversible” after the invasion: President Xi Jinping used strong patriotic accents on Thursday at the Communist Party’s centennial celebrations.
From the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, he said, “the time for the Chinese to be trampled on is over forever,” when in 1949 his distant predecessor, Mao Zedong, famously declared the republic.
After referring to the opium wars, Western colonialism, and the Japanese invasion (1931-1945), Xi Jinping praised the Communist Party of China (CCP) for raising the standard of living and restoring pride nationally.
“The Chinese people will never allow foreign powers to intimidate, oppress or enslave them. Anyone who dares to do so will be destroyed in front of a huge wall of steel built by 1.4 billion Chinese,” he warned.
In front of a crowd of youth and party members gathered in Tiananmen Square, he celebrated raising hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
“The great renaissance of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible historical process,” he sent a signal to Washington, which inevitably describes Beijing as a political and economic rival.
“China is gradually becoming a superpower. Xi Jinping sends a strong message to the West: any attempt to stop China has failed,” said Willy Lam, a professor at the University of Hong Kong in China.
Founded in July 1921 by a few activists in Shanghai, it is further divided into foreign concessions, the Communist Party of China imposes unchallenged China, which it seeks to continue to impose on the international stage.
On Thursday morning, 100 artillery shells were fired from Tiananmen Square to mark the centenary. Air Force Acrobatic Patrol flew over Beijing, finding red, yellow and blue sprays.
“We thank the party for having such a community and for the (country) to develop rapidly. We have to thank them for that,” 19-year-old student Li Luhao told AFP. Tiananmen Square.
“When I was little, there was a power outage every night,” said Mr. Beijing, who lives in Beijing. Wang said. “Food, clothing, education, transportation … everything is better today,” he explains, putting it to the CCP’s credit.
The centenary of the party has been the subject of intense campaigning for months, especially emphasizing the control of the Govt-19, which was almost wiped out in the spring of 2020 in China.
In contrast to the epidemic of Western democracies, the official media blames this victory over the epidemic on the existing dictatorial system.
Some voices are being raised to challenge the regime’s record, which has increased the suppression of discontent under Xi Jinping, who became party leader at the end of 2012 – and therefore the country.
Wu Qiang, a former professor of political science at Tsinghua University, said the CCP “seeks to link its survival with China and the Chinese people in order to maintain its historical legitimacy for the benefit of the country’s future rulers.” China. Beijing was dismissed after supporting a protest in Hong Kong.
Surprisingly, tens of thousands of deaths from Mao’s dangerous campaigns, from the Great Leap Forward (1958) to the Cultural Revolution (1966) were not addressed at the centenary celebrations.
With distinctive growth over the past 40 years, the CCP can be proud to have driven the country out of development. But leaders must fight the global recession, climate challenges and aging populations.
Internationally, amid threats against Govt, Uyghur treatment and Taiwan, China’s image in many Western countries has deteriorated, according to a study released Wednesday by U.S. research center Pew.
A year after Beijing enacted a national security law in Hong Kong, the centenary celebrations have also come, which have significantly reduced political opposition in the former British colony.
Last week, Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s main pro-democracy organization, was forced to close after its assets were frozen.
Thursday also marks the 24th anniversary of the handover of the region to China – a date generally subject to anti-Beijing protests.
Hong Kong police have banned more than four people from gathering in the name of Kovit this year. It mobilizes more than 10,000 officers or a third of its staff to enforce the ban.
But ruled quietly Thursday, the only demonstration involving four activists from the pro-democracy party gathered near the official ceremony organized to commemorate the handover.