Western managers like to praise the Communist Party’s long-term plan with no elections affecting politics, no state election campaigns and tough coalition talks, instead five-year plans that worked from point to point through She goes. This is an old photo. Leadership in Beijing is now working on short notice, driven and uncertain. The world will have to adjust to increased uncontrollable action from China.
After the European Union, along with the United States, Canada and Great Britain, imposed sanctions against four Chinese officials for human rights violations at the beginning of the week in Xinjiang, the Chinese system immediately overcame: many Europeans MPs and scientists Are now banned from China.
Ban against five MEPs? Really crazy
From a strategic standpoint, this is downright insane: In order not to get caught up in a trade war on two fronts, the Chinese leadership approved an investment agreement with the European Union shortly before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency – which was the first years. Negotiated without consequences for. However, the European Parliament will have to agree to this. Anyone in Beijing who thinks there is still a majority in favor of the agreement, with the Chinese Foreign Office putting five MEPs on its list of sanctions, makes little sense about parliamentary democracy. On Twitter, however, China’s diplomats are filling in almost every hour. Most tweets are read as if you learned the trade from Trump himself. They spread stories of loud and vulgar conspiracy over a service banned in the People’s Republic. Why is China reacting so impatiently?
For decades, a simple agreement was reached in the People’s Republic: the government ensures that the economy grows, in return that the Chinese do not interfere in politics. State and party leader Xi Jinping has added another element to the deal: If you were to reduce your policy to a simpler formula, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Donald Trump’s terminology: “China again Make great. ” In Chinese it is more subtle: “foxing” is heard almost every day, translating to “awakening”, “renewal” or “rebirth”. Even express trains are now called. Instead of taking the ICE, you drive in Fuxing in China. What seems a bit mysterious is hard nationalism. It is reported by Chinese propaganda that foreigners have conspired against the People’s Republic.
Formerly a one-party state, now a one-man show
Forty years ago, after the death of Maotse Tung, Deng Xiaoping reconnected the country with the world economy and brought China with incomparable growth. One of the poorest countries has become the second largest economy in the world. Recipe for Reformation: Collective leadership that leads with caution and is no longer a personality cult. A falling emperor, something that should no longer be in China.
But Xi Jinping transformed the one-party state into a one-man show. If he wishes, he can remain the President for a lifetime, and in 2018 he had abolished the term limit. And not only this: Xi-Jinping’s thinking now has constitutional status. China’s future depends on one man’s decisions for better or worse. There is no corrective now, because no one dares to contradict Tantra.
This generation has learned: adaptability
Most accumulate sugar. It also has to do with the fact that Xi Jinping’s toothless comrade-in-arms belong to China’s most lost generation: those who were born when the People’s Republic was founded. They were children when the state’s founder, Mao Zedong, declared the “Great Leap Forward” in 1957 and transformed the country into one of the greatest famines in human history. At that time Xi Jinping was in kindergarten. Then the Cultural Revolution, a decade of complete anarchy, they were the youth of this generation, no high school diplomas, no studies, but fieldwork and humiliation. Finally, the next revolutionary change, the economic opening of China, was abruptly prosperous. And now another change, ideology again. If there is one thing that colleagues of Xi Jinping’s age have learned over the past few decades, it is adaptability. The latest change of course is still completely permanent.
Beijing has set a collective amnesia for the younger generation. The state covers their ears, and the sinister thing is this: it works. The Tianmen Square massacre in 1989 – hardly anyone under the age of 30 in China has heard of it. The Internet is censored, not a word in newspapers or on television. Manipulation works – in China; But it is not like in the rest of the world that there is a big misunderstanding in Beijing.