The Chinese Communist Party has solidified President Xi Jinping’s place in history as one of the key figures of its party.
As reported by the BBC, “The Chinese Communist Party has passed a ‘historical resolution’, cementing Xi Jinping’s status in political history. The document, a summary of the party’s 100-year history, addresses its key achievements and future directions.”
The move is the third of its type since the party was founded. The first resolution was reportedly “passed by Mao Zedong in 1945 and the second by Deng Xiaoping in 1981,” reports BBC.
The action could be a move to put Xi on par with Mao and Deng, as some note that this could be an attempt to place Xi in a high political position as Xi attempts to continue to hold onto power and maintain his manufactured reputation.
As NPR reported: “Central Committee members declared Xi’s ideology the ‘essence of Chinese culture’ as they wrapped up a leadership meeting. In unusually effusive language even for a Chinese leader, a party statement said it was ‘of decisive significance’ for ‘the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.'”
The New York Times reported, “In 2018, Mr. Xi made a bold power play by eliminating a term limit on the presidency, opening the way for him to lead China indefinitely. That move overturned widespread expectations that the party had been settling into a 10-year cap on leaders’ time in power.”
An official summary of the meeting, where the decision was made, said that under the leadership of Xi, China has “made historic achievements and undergone a historic transformation.” First under Mao, Deng and now Xi, the summary said, China had “achieved the tremendous transformation from standing up and growing prosperous to becoming strong.”
On Thursday, in a recording to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, Xi pressed Asian countries to avoid creating “small circles on geopolitical grounds.”
“The Asia-Pacific region cannot and should not relapse into the antagonism and division of the Cold War era,” said the Chinese leader.
Earlier this week, China made headlines when it was reported that its military created “full-scale sized mockups of major U.S. warships, including an aircraft carrier, to use at a new target range complex as tensions between the U.S. and China continue to rise amid geopolitical issues in the South China Sea and responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic,” per The Daily Wire.
“The full-scale outline of a U.S. carrier and at least two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are part of the target range that has been built in the Ruoqiang region in central China. The site is near a former target range China used to test early versions of its so-called carrier killer DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles,” The U.S. Naval Institute reported. “This new range shows that China continues to focus on anti-carrier capabilities, with an emphasis on U.S. Navy warships. Unlike the Iranian Navy’s aircraft carrier-shaped target in the Persian Gulf, the new facility shows signs of a sophisticated instrumented target range.”
The Daily Wire noted, “When asked about the matter on Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that ’it’s been pretty, fairly obvious’ that the U.S. is concerned about what China is doing.”
“I think makes it very clear what our understanding of their intentions are, and their capabilities are. And how they’re developing those capabilities and to what ends,” Kirby said. “And clearly, they have invested a lot and particularly air and maritime capabilities that are designed largely to try to prevent the United States from having access to certain areas in the Indo-Pacific.”