During the Communist Party’s two sessions, Xi Jinping mentioned the tragic case of “3,000 orphans entering Inner Mongolia” at the Inner Mongolia delegation. This incident occurred during the 1960 famine, when tens of millions of Chinese people were starved to death and thousands of orphans were forced to go to Inner Mongolia to survive.
From 1959 to 1961, the “Great Leap Forward” campaign launched by the Communist Party of China led to a famine, which led to a race to fake high grain yields. Tombstone: A Chronicle of the Great Famine in China in the 1960s”, written by Yang Jijian, a former Xinhua News Agency journalist and president of Yanhuang Chunqiu Magazine, is considered to be one of the most detailed and authoritative records of the Great Famine. The book states that 36 million people died of starvation in mainland China between 1958 and 1962.
In 1960, as a result of the Great Famine, many orphaned and abandoned babies appeared in the southern regions of Shanghai, Jiangsu and Anhui, and more than 3,000 of them were sent to Inner Mongolia to be raised by herdsmen. This is the origin of the tragic case of “3,000 orphans in Inner Mongolia” mentioned by Xi Jinping at the two sessions recently.
Some analysts believe that Xi Jinping’s sudden mention of “3,000 orphans in Inner Mongolia” at this Time is reminiscent of the tragic experience during the Great Famine. Now that the Chinese economy is in recession and there is a Food crisis, there is a chance that another tragedy will occur that will endanger people’s livelihood. The official documents released by the Chinese Communist Party also foreshadow this concern.
Food Crisis Emerges
On Feb. 21, the Communist Party released its No. 1 document for 2021, focusing on the three agricultural issues, with more emphasis on food security than in previous years, requiring Chinese provinces to increase grain production over a five-year period.
The document states that it is necessary to accelerate the modernization of agriculture and support China’s food security. It calls for maintaining a stable grain sown area and production of more than 1.3 billion metric tons in 2021, among other things. It also calls for promoting rural revitalization and setting a five-year transition period for poverty eradication.
Hu Ping, editor-in-chief emeritus of Beijing Spring, told Free Asia that the document reveals two major concerns of the Communist Party, namely poverty eradication and food shortage.
Officially, the so-called “comprehensive poverty eradication” is touted as one of Xi’s major achievements, but the public does not agree with it. An official within the system told Voice of Hope earlier that the CCP has four main ways to fight poverty: first, lowering the standard line for poverty eradication, second, falsifying poverty eradication data, third, “raiding and comforting the whole population to eradicate poverty”, and fourth, “brutal sealing of mouths”.
Hu Ping believes that poverty eradication is only a slogan-style political poverty eradication, and the people at the bottom are getting poorer and poorer. The Chinese Communist Party has now changed the term “poverty eradication” and replaced it with “rural revitalization”.
Hu Ping said that China’s food shortage is likely to show up this fall.
Chinese Canadian Writer Sheng Xue told New Tang Dynasty that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always tried to make its face look fat, and the more it tries to publicize the situation, it means it must be experiencing a food shortage.
Official figures from the CCP show that China is a major food importer, importing more than 100 million tons of grain every year, and a record import of more than 140 million tons of grain in 2020. But under the impact of the Epidemic, the world’s major grain powers have restricted their exports, and China is facing a serious problem of food shortage. The Chinese Communist Party’s top brass has repeatedly mentioned the issue of food security in response.
On August 17, 2020, a report released by the Institute of Rural Development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences pointed out that China is likely to have a grain shortage of around 130 million tons by 2025, including a grain shortage of about 25 million tons.
On January 21, 2021, young netizen anchor Mochaofficial was revealed to have died of starvation in a rented house, sparking public attention. In this day and age, it is shocking to the mainland public that people are starving to death alive.
The epidemic has hit China’s economy hard
In fact, since the outbreak of the CCP virus in 2020, China’s economy has been hit hard, with a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises closing down and a surge in unemployment.
In addition, the extreme measures taken by the Chinese Communist Party to prevent the epidemic have aggravated the harm to the people. Many people at the bottom have no jobs, no source of income, and have to face soaring prices under the epidemic, making Life extremely difficult. There are many cases of people jumping to their death in despair. But the officials not only do not mention this, but also block the relevant information.
On March 11, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke the truth again at a press conference in China and abroad about the difficulty of employment in China. He bluntly said, China has up to 200 million people flexible employment, some people work several jobs is very hard, the government should give them social security subsidies, to provide basic rights and benefits protection.
A mainland netizen said, “Flexible employment is a good thing, but in fact it is odd jobs,” meaning that there are not enough companies to provide regular jobs.
Some also said that Li Keqiang’s statement once again exposed the current situation of China’s job market, meaning that more than 200 million people do not have regular jobs and income, which is undoubtedly a great irony to Xi Jinping’s claim of comprehensive poverty eradication.