Before the centennial of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Cai Xia, a former professor at the Central Party School, published a 28-page bilingual “ten-thousand-word letter” at the Hoover Institution, a U.S. think tank. As a former member of the Chinese Communist Party system, Cai Xia said that the Communist Party has degenerated badly into neo-Stalinist totalitarianism internally and “has embarked on a militaristic path of trying to wage war” externally. She said the U.S. has been “too naive” in its past policies toward China. The Wall Street Journal analyzed Cai Xia’s article as urging the United States to abandon its “naive” desire to deal with Beijing.
Cai Xia’s article, titled “China-U.S. Relations in the Eyes of the Chinese Communist Party – An Insider’s Perspective,” says that since the 1970s, the U.S. has been “too naive” to deal with Beijing. She says that since the 1970s, both parties in the United States have had unrealistically good intentions for the Chinese Communist regime. And the CCP has always hidden its true goals and intentions in order to facilitate huge benefits from the U.S. When Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 and China became more powerful, Xi misjudged the international landscape as rising in the east and falling in the west, becoming more aggressive and outspoken about its strategic intentions to replace the U.S.
Looking back on the past 50 years, Cai Xia pointed out that the Chinese Communist Party is educating the people to hate the United States. From 1949 to today, the United States has been considered an enemy for more than 70 years, and decades of consistently instilling a sense of hatred for the United States in the people and has taken root in the hearts of several generations of Chinese people.
Americans are naive,” she said, adding that there are many cultural differences between the two countries and that a basic American tradition is not to lie and to follow rules and contracts. In Chinese culture, “deception is in our cultural blood, we have no contractual spirit and lack a sense of justice. If Americans naively believe the CCP’s pretty rhetoric and empty propaganda, they will be duped. This is Chinese cunning. The Chinese Communist Party does not consider it immoral; on the contrary, they consider it “tactics” – as the ancient Chinese art of war, Sun Tzu, says, “Soldiers do not tire of deception.
Cai Xia cited the example of Xiong Guangkai, head of the highest level of the CCP’s military intelligence system, who made a big deal about the English translation of the term “hiding our capabilities and bide our time. Xiong said the translation of the term “hide our capabilities and bide our time” was wrong and that it had an undue negative impact on Chinese diplomacy. Xiong Guangkai argued that the core meaning of “hiding our capabilities and bide our time” is not to be overbearing and to maintain a low profile.
But Cai Xia pointed out that anyone who knows a little bit about Chinese history and writing knows the ambition behind the phrases “hiding light and keeping obscurity” and “lying down to taste courage. She pointed out that the Chinese Communist Party proposed “peaceful rise”, but in fact “peace” is for foreigners to hear, “rise” is the real intention.
What’s more, Cai Xia said, the Chinese Communist Party has begun to abandon its “hiding behind the light” policy since the 2008 Olympics. In 2009, when President Obama’s visit to China was met with a cold and rude reception by Chinese leaders, the CCP’s arrogance began to manifest itself, and the Chinese navy began to provoke the U.S. Seventh Fleet. 2012, when Xi came to power, Xi Jinping has used nationalism to strengthen his sense of hatred internally and has become increasingly arrogant externally. Since 2019, the Chinese Communist Party has brutally repressed the people of Hong Kong, pushing through a “Hong Kong version of the National Security Law. At the end of 2019, an outbreak of Newcastle pneumonia broke out in Wuhan, China, but the Communist Party concealed the truth and delayed its prevention and treatment, using the epidemic to gain hegemony.
Cai Xia said that since 2013, all seven of her friends have been detained and imprisoned on trumped-up charges by the Xi authorities for speaking out against it. She said that after Xi Jinping came to power, the CCP’s surveillance capabilities surpassed those of Hitler and the former Soviet Union. Fear + ideology + information and artificial intelligence surveillance are redefining the highly refined new totalitarianism. But the collapse of the refined new totalitarianism, she argues, also has the unpredicted sudden collapse of the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. There are insurmountable conflicts such as the unsustainability of China’s economic model, the high level of indebtedness, the false and pompous ideological propaganda versus the real status quo, the conflict between the market and the state, the widening social disparity between the rich and the poor, and the internal strife in the succession to the highest power in the CCP.
Despite the tight information embargo imposed by the CCP and the brainwashing education instilled in the country, Cai Xia said that many people on the mainland can still see the essence of the CCP and leave China through migration. She cited, for example, her own work in the Communist Party school system since 1986, more than 30 years of contact with the Communist Party’s middle and senior officials, can say that at least 60 to 70 percent of the Communist Party’s middle and senior officials, is to understand the progress of modern world civilization. They understand that only a democratic and constitutional government can bring China long-lasting peace and security, and that they can obtain human rights protection and human dignity and personal security. More than 5 million Chinese have moved to the U.S., the vast majority since the 1980s through education, part-time work and immigration.
Cai Xia concluded that U.S.-China relations will inevitably lead to confrontation and confrontation.
The Wall Street Journal analyzed Cai Xia’s lengthy article as urging the United States to abandon its “naive” desire to deal with Beijing, citing Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, as saying that it is the first time that a major figure from within the Chinese Communist system has bravely confirmed the recent claims of many U.S. China studies scholars.