Documents leak why the Chinese Communist Party arrested “elitists”

Exclusive: Guangxi document leaks Xi’s instructions related to “elite Japanese” elements

Obtained Guangxi propaganda department policy and regulation research office Guo Hongzhen May 18, 2019, “since 2017 work summary”. The document shows that Guo Hongzhen joined the Guangxi Propaganda Department on July 10, 2017; on April 9, 2018, he was seconded to the Policy and Regulations Research Office of the Central Propaganda Department.

Guo Hongzhen’s summary leaked that he participated in the formulation of a number of CCP policies, regulations and how Guangxi was propagated. The document also leaked Xi Jinping’s instructions related to the “elitist” elements.

The document reveals that Guo Hongzhen “implemented the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions, and in accordance with the requirements of Comrade Huning and Comrade Kunming’s instructions,” in 2018, the Political Research Office took the lead in organizing a special study on the issue of legislation to punish “elitist Japanese” elements, and drafted a study report on strengthening legislation to punish “elitist Japanese” elements.

Screenshot of the internal document.

The term “Jingri” now circulates on the Internet on the mainland, and has evolved into a negative term commonly used by the Chinese Communist Party. The term “elitist Japanese” is an abbreviation for “spiritual Japanese,” and the term “elitist Japanese” usually refers to Chinese people who are spiritually inclined to worship Japan.

It was in 2018 that the term “elitist Japanese” entered the public eye. At a press conference at the Communist Party’s two sessions that year, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described “elitists” as “the scum of the Chinese people.

On April 27, 2018, the Chinese Communist Party’s National People’s Congress passed the Law on the Protection of Heroes and Martyrs of the Communist Party of China, which came into effect on May 1 of that year. Among the provisions added to the law is a provision to “crack down on elitists”.

Since the end of July 2019, “elitists” have been arrested by the Chinese Communist Party.

Hong Zhenquai, a history scholar and former executive editor of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, told the BBC that the intensive police operations in many places to arrest “elitists” do not look like a spontaneous action by the local police, but more like a collective action set up by the top echelon of the Chinese Communist Party, a “campaign-style law enforcement. It is more like a collective action by the top echelon of the CCP, a “campaign-style law enforcement.

Internal documents obtained by the Epoch Times also reveal that those behind the incident include Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Political Bureau in charge of propaganda, and Huang Kunming, the head of the Propaganda Department.

According to current affairs commentator Li Linyi, the summary of Guo’s work reveals the timing of the CCP’s internal decision-making process and the timing of the CCP’s handling of the “elitists. Although Hong Zhenquai had already speculated that the unified arrests were a high-level arrangement, this document finally unravels the mystery: they all originated with Xi.

Exclusive: Xi gives instructions on “vulgar information” on the Internet

The “Summary of Work Since 2017” also leaked Xi’s instructions on “vulgar information” on the Internet.

The document reveals that in 2019, the political research office on the “online dissemination of vulgar information to increase the legal issues of economic punishment” to carry out a special study, the organization of the Central Internet Information Office, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the Supreme Court and other 10 units responsible for comrades to discuss. Then drafted a study report on the legal issues of increasing economic penalties for spreading vulgar information online, which was submitted to the central leadership in mid-March.

Screenshot of the internal document.

The Communist Party of China (CPC) has often launched a campaign to “combat pornography and illegality” in response to so-called “vulgar information. In recent years, the Chinese Communist Party has used the “fight against pornography and illegality” as a reason to clamp down on speech, monitor the nation’s cell phone text messages and punish them indiscriminately, and suppress self-published media, which has provoked discontent among the public and some media.

On January 8 this year, the mainland platform “Jieyin” was fined a maximum administrative penalty for “spreading vulgar information”. Previously, Youku, Akiyip, Tencent, Baidu Goodview and others had also been investigated and punished.

Wang Dongfeng, a Beijing-based IT practitioner, told overseas Chinese media that the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on pornography is only a pretext, and that the authorities’ real goal is to completely control Chinese Internet and cell phone speech by cracking down on pornography.