The Chinese Communist Party passed a resolution on its history and achievements, according to a publication by the state news agency Xinhua on Thursday (11).
The report, seen as a measure to further consolidate Xi Jinping’s authority at the head of the Chinese regime, is the result of the Communist Party’s sixth plenary. The event began last Monday (11) and brought together around 200 members of the party with the right to vote, plus around 170 non-voters, to discuss the direction of China.
According to Xinhua, the central committee has decided that the lesson to be learned from the party’s history, which turned 100 in July, is to remain firm in ten different areas, among which the priority is to maintain the leadership of the Chinese CP — the consolidation of Xi.
The plenary took place behind closed doors and what was discussed in Beijing should become clearer this Friday (12). But what had already drawn attention to the event was the announcement that there would be a “historic resolution” — something that has only happened twice so far.
In the first historic resolution, in 1945, in the midst of the war against Japan, the legend moved away from dissident ideological currents and defined that it would guide itself under the leadership of Mao Tse-tung.
On Monday, in 1981, under Deng Xiaoping, the plenary decided that it would condemn Mao’s Cultural Revolution, which persecuted dissidents, banned everything it saw as related to the bourgeoisie, and plunged the country into chaos.
Thus, the third resolution would aim to solidify Xi as the regime’s strongest leader since Mao and pave its way for a third presidential term, after the country lifted limits on re-election in 2018.