A chronology of events in the Communist Party’s centennial was published on June 27 on the website of the official Chinese media Xinhua. The nearly 100,000-word chronicle includes one-third of the space devoted to Xi Jinping, whose name appears more often than Mao Zedong and more than Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao combined. Zhao Ziyang and Hu Yaobang are nowhere to be seen.
In China in 2021, Mao’s distant successor Xi Jinping is trying to establish the historical legitimacy of the Communist regime, according to an AFP wire report from Changsha today. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will celebrate its centennial this Thursday, with authorities heavily touting the glory of China becoming the world’s second economic power in 40 years.
Great purges, repression, famine… The “mistakes” of the founder of the People’s Republic, Mao Zedong, who killed millions of people during his reign from 1949 to 1976, have been “erased”.
According to Hong Kong01, Xi Jinping’s name appears 184 times in the Communist Party’s centennial chronicle, more than Mao’s 138 times and more than Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao combined. Deng, Jiang and Hu’s names appear 75, 40 and 32 times respectively, for a total of 147 times.