Xi Fears Total Collapse of Communist Party

China Chinese President Xi Jinping

For past some time, Xi Jinping, the leader of the Communist Party of China (CCP), has been consistently issuing warnings regarding the demise of the party amidst a significant number of individuals globally, exceeding 415 million, publicly renouncing their affiliation with the CCP, regiments, teams, and other associated organisations since July 1 this year.

This has taken the Party authorities aback, with Xi Jinping recently in the SCO Summit stating that he is opposed to any country's instigation of "colour revolutions" and "interference in internal affairs" for any reason. He claimed to the SCO member states that they should be wary of the "external forces" creating a scenario for the new cold war and setting up confrontational camps.

Xi Jinping has repeatedly been issuing warnings about the death of the CCP which, if not dealt with, seems inevitable.

Last year he gave a speech to the young cadre training class, which recently got published as an article in CCP's journal "seeking truth", addressing his concern about the CCP's collapse as the Soviet Communist Party did.

The speech's highlights involve Xi Jinping emphasising and stressing the importance of upholding the beliefs of Marxism and Communism under the banner of Chinese characteristics, which otherwise would lead to a similar sort of disintegration as witnessed in the case of the Soviet Union if not taken seriously.

CCP fears that it may suffer the same fate as the Soviet Union did due to the large-scale wave of quitting the party, which resulted in the latter's dissolution.

This concern is coupled with China's deteriorating internal and external difficulties, increasing rivalry with the international community led by the US, and the challenges it faces on the economic and social front.

As a result of which, the policy matters pursued by the CCP authorities are becoming unpopular by the day, with massive public criticism at home and abroad, followed by the new trend of millions quitting the party, which has shaken up the party leadership as it is a clear sign of the erosion of influence CCP has among the Chinese people.

With the power dynamics under threat, the CCP has become more totalitarian with massive crackdowns on the Chinese oligarchs, people's freedom and liberty, censoring internet criticism, and more and more concentration of power at the hands of Xi. But the dissent still manifests itself in some form or the other such as in the case of millions of individuals quitting the party globally as a sign of disapproval of the party's tactics of suppressing people's voices and liberty.

This predicament has rattled the party leadership, with Xi becoming vocal about its inevitable death due to the mass exiting, urging people to stick with the party for the sake of the ideological cause. This does not exist in the current CCP members, as they are incentive-driven, and power is the only motive that makes them stick with the party and can turn against it at their convenience if their interests still need to be addressed, making the party system corrupt.  

Xi Lao is a freelance journalist based in Taiwan.

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