Prior to November 9, the opening day of the Third Plenary,
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controlled newspaper,
People's Daily, published an article on 'no denying the first
30 years of history (before reform) with second 30 years
of history (after reform), and vice versa.'
A Chinese scholar analyses how former leader
Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening policy has in fact
disproved Mao Zedong's political movements,
the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
In order to maintain its ruling legitimacy, the CCP
has been entirely deceiving.
The People's Daily article is just another sign
of the fact that the Third Plenum won't bring change.
The People's Daily article was based on the CCP General
Secretary Xi Jinping's January speech.
On January 5, Xi Jinping talked at a high-level meeting
about 'not disproving the history prior to the reform
and opening with history after the reform and opening,'
and vice versa.
Beijing Foreign Studies University associated professor
at the School of English and International Studies,
Qiao Moo, told the NTD TV that during the 60 years
of ruling, the CCP has in fact negated one another.
The CCP has also completely disproved
the Cultural Revolution.
Qiao Moo, Associate professor of Beijing Foreign Studies
University: "The first 30 years would definitely
have negated the second 30 years.
In those 30 years, the so-called people's communes,
the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution,
would definitely have negated the reform and
opening up of the market economy.
The second 30 years also definitely disproved
the first 30 years.
During the 6th Plenary of the 13th CPC Central Committee,
the Cultural Revolution was already disproved.
Even Mao was disproved."
Qiao Moo analyses a political agenda in Xi Jinping's talk.
He wanted to stress the authority of the CCP,
the ideology, and the socialist system.
Qiao Moo: "Internationalization of the market economy
in fact denies or pays no attention to the ideology.
To him, not to deny the first 30 years is to restore the system
or regain the belief so that the leadership
of the CCP can be maintained.
Xi Jinping has previously mentioned the importance
of the country staying 'red.'"
The Chinese liberalism magazine, Yanhuang Chunqiu,
deputy director Yang Jisheng explains that the so-called
'no negating each other' means no denying
the CCP leadership.
Yang Jisheng, deputy director of Yanhuang Chunqiu:
"Negating the second 30 years is to negate the reform
and opening up, and negating the first 30 years is to negate
the leadership of the CCP and Mao Zedong.
Mao and the CCP are inseparable.
They have to maintain the CCP leadership.
They can not deny either one."
Former Yahoo China general manager Xie Wen analyses
Xi Jinping's talk as trying to bridge the rift
in the political infightings.
Xie Wen, former general manager of Yahoo China: "Facing
the conflict between the rightist and the leftist and the strong
demand of reform, he put himself in a neutral position.
Some people oppose the first 30 years,
while others deny the second 30 years of the CCP ruling.
He therefore came up with a neutral idea
of not denying either one."
Qiao Moo expresses his disbelief in the CCP's closed door
policy during meetings.
He thinks it is significant as that it matters
to a country with a population of 1.3 billion people.
It suggests there won't be any fundamental change
in the CCP.
Qiao Moo: "It is just old wine in a new bottle.
Nothing will change.
It is like wearing the same shoes and taking the same road.
The intellectuals are generally unhappy about it.
They want freedom of speech, an independent judiciary,
and more academic freedom.
According to the suppression of the Internet and the media
this year, there is no sign of change."
Qiao Moo believes that people care more about the livelihood
and welfares, such as pension, health care, and housing,
but nothing has happened yet.
As for the businessmen, they vote with their feet.
For example, Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing
cut his ownership stake in China, and
the massive emigration from China has shown people's
concern and distrust of the risk and future in China.
Wu Wei, a former aide to central party leaders who were
involved in planning China's market overhauls in the 1980s
told the New York Times, "In one hand, they're holding up
the leftist banner.
On the other hand, they say there must be reform,"
Mr. Wu said.
"They don't show any desire to take on political issues,
but if you don't take on issues at the political level, most
of these economic reform measures will fall apart before
they're completed," reported the New York Times.