Is the Chinese Communist Party's claim that 'our party has brought prosperity and equality to China' true? What is an expert's view?



As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the party in 2021, the Chinese Communist Party is developing a number of propagandas stating that 'our party brought prosperity and equality to China.' Regarding such Chinese propaganda, Associate Professor Chongyi Feng, who teaches about contemporary Chinese history at the University of Technology Sydney, is examining the 'truth of propaganda.'

The Communist Party claims to have brought prosperity and equality to China. Here's the real impact of its rule

◆ 1: China's sovereignty
The most widely promoted claim of the Chinese Communist Party is that 'our party founded the People's Republic of China in 1949 to unify the country and maintain its independence.' In connection with this allegation, the Chinese Communist Party has also accused the former government, led by the Kuomintang, of being 'a puppet government by American imperialists.'

However, according to Associate Professor Feng, 'China was a completely independent country in all respects, even before the Chinese Communist Party took power from the Kuomintang by force.' At the end of World War II, China succeeded in regaining sovereignty, abolishing the unequal treaty with the great powers in the 1800s, and the interests and territories claimed by foreign powers except Hong Kong and Macau. Most successful recapture. Another reason is that they were exercising independent tariff rights. In fact, China was elected as a permanent member of the Security Council when the United Nations was founded, an event that occurred in '1945' before the start of the Communist Party administration in 1949.

◆ 2: Economic prosperity
Other than claims about sovereignty, the Chinese Communist Party often makes claims about economic prosperity, such as 'drawing out the potential of our country and making it an economic powerhouse.' However, Associate Professor Feng said, 'Industrialization and urbanization have been proceeding smoothly even before the Communist Party administration.' He pointed out that Shanghai had become a sophisticated metropolis called 'Paris of the East' in the 1930s, and despite the ongoing war, urban modernization, transportation, industry, commerce, finance, etc. He claimed that the infrastructure in Shanghai was built in most of the country. Below is a photo of Shanghai taken in 1930.

According to Associate Professor Feng, the Chinese people at that time not only enjoyed full property rights under the modern legal system established by the Government of the Republic of China, but also suffered government interference. He said he had the right to establish and operate a non-existent company. However, the Chinese Communist Party, which came to power, confiscated private property, and Associate Professor Feng explained, 'As a result of eliminating all urban capitalists and rural landowners, we have opened up opportunities for economic growth.' ..

◆ 3: Eradication of poverty
In parallel with economic prosperity, the story of 'saving hundreds of millions of Chinese from poverty' is being claimed. As an example, the Chinese Communist Party is the 'Since beginning the reform in 1970, saved the 700 million 70 million people out of poverty' in the April 2021

announcement has been.

Associate Professor Feng admitted that 'poverty has certainly plummeted in recent decades,' but 'but forgets that the Chinese Communist Party has put millions of people in poverty in the first place due to policy failure. It shouldn't be. ' As a result of exterminating sparrows that devour crops, a large number of pests fed by sparrows have sprung up, citing the Great Leap Forward policy that even the theory that 'a total of 45 million people have starved to death' is cited. I strongly criticized it.

As of 2018, the World Bank has announced the view that 'about 373 million people, or 27.2% of China's population, are in poverty.'

◆ 4: Establishment of 'People's Democracy'
People's democracy refers to a system that allows the existence and participation of certain political parties under the leadership of the Communist Party. Mao Zedong carried out the 'democratic revolution' of anti-imperialism and anti-feudalism as the first stage of the realization of communism in the book 'New Democracy Theory', and the stage where productivity developed to some extent is the second stage. It was said that the 'socialist revolution' would be implemented.

However, although the Constitution of the People's Republic of China enacted in 1954 formally allowed multiple parties, the parties other than the Chinese Communist Party are effectively satellite parties .

Associate Professor Feng said that despite the multi-party parliamentary and presidential elections in 1947 and 1948, the Chinese Communist Party eliminated them as 'an opportunity for a peaceful transformation into constitutional democracy.' By eliminating the, we maintain power. ' As a concrete example, he cited the crackdown on the democratization movement in Hong Kong.

◆ 5: Socialism and equality
Regarding the fact that the Chinese Communist Party has advertised that 'socialism has brought about equality,' Feng said that the Communist Party is a discriminated class called

'Black Five Categories,' which combines landowners, wealthy farmers, counter-revolutionary elements, destructive elements, and right-wing groups. Commented that it was created. Those who are considered to fall under the Five Black Categories are not only humiliated in public, re-educated by labor, beaten, and even executed, but also discriminated against in their descendants. And employment discrimination. Even in modern China, there is a 'rural family register ' in which children born in urban areas and children born in rural areas are managed by different family registers, and people born in rural areas are treated discriminatory in terms of occupation and education. There is a reality of receiving.

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In connection with this, Associate Professor Feng said that the facility ' Xinjiang Uighur Re-education Camp ', which is said to be educating Uighur Muslims, is also 'used as a way to eradicate the existence that threatens the power of the Chinese Communist Party.' Mentioned.

◆ 6: Cultural protection
In recent years, the Chinese Communist Party has implemented initiatives such as the protection of ethnic religions and old castles, and the transmission and protection of Tibetan culture, claiming its position as 'protecting Chinese culture.' However, Associate Professor Feng burned down many valuable old books, paintings, and other cultural relics as a result of the Chinese Communist Party's organizational activities to systematically destroy old ideas, old culture, and old customs during the Cultural Revolution. 'The Chinese Communist Party has taken away the traditional culture of China long ago,' he said. The face of the Buddha statue, which is said to have been destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, is completely crushed.

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