June 30, 2021 at 10:09 am
The centennial anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China is approaching, and various commemorative activities have been held one after another. Chinese officials say they have received congratulatory letters from more than 150 heads of state and government. But at the same time, U.S. congressmen from both parties submitted a resolution last Friday (June 25) condemning the CCP’s human rights violations.
Celebrations continue to unfold
At 8 am on Thursday (July 1), the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China will be held in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Xinhua News Agency reported that Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the State, will deliver a speech.
However, before “July 1”, many celebrations have already been rolled out one after another.
On Tuesday (June 29) morning, the awarding ceremony of China’s “July 1st Medal” was held in the Great Hall of the People. Chinese leader Xi Jinping awarded the “July 1st Medal” for the first time and delivered a speech.
The “July 1st Medal” is the highest honor in the Communist Party of China. A total of 29 people have won the “July 1st Medal” this time, including Zhang Guimei, who helped poor mountain girls realize their dreams at the University, and Shi Guangyin, a model representative of sand control and afforestation.
During the presentation, Xi Jinping stated that only communists have the power of personality to win the hearts of the people. “The new era is an era that needs heroes and will surely produce heroes. If the Chinese Communist Party is to always be the vanguard of the times and the backbone of the nation, the party members must be strong.”
On Monday (28th), the theatrical performance “The Great Journey” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was held at the National Stadium of China known as the “Bird’s Nest”. The performance was originally scheduled to be held on the evening of the 29th, but suddenly announced that it would be adjusted to the 28th.
Xinhua News Agency reported that party and state leaders such as Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, and Li Zhanshu watched the performance with about 20,000 spectators and “together review the magnificent and glorious history of the 100 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China.”
The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau issued a notice that in order to ensure the safety and smooth progress of performances, temporary traffic management measures have been taken on relevant roads around the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest). From 16:00 on the same day to the end of the performance, Beichen West Road is forbidden to pass by other vehicles and pedestrians except for vehicles and personnel with special certificates for the performance.
On the eve of Commemoration Day, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee announced the latest internal party statistics, stating that as of June 5, 2021, the total number of party members of the Communist Party of China reached 95.148 million.
Congratulatory messages from countries
Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the People’s Republic of China, stated that as of June 27, more than 1,300 congratulatory letters have been received to congratulate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The congratulations include more than 150 heads of state and government, and more than 200 political parties. The main leader.
Guo Yezhou said: “The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China is of far-reaching significance. It is not only a major event and a happy event for the Communist Party of China and the entire Chinese people, it has also received great attention and continued focus from the international community.”
According to the Xinhua News Agency, the congratulations included the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan and President Rahmon, the leader of the Jubilee Party of Kenya, President Kenyatta, and the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Japan Mizuho Fukushima.
Russian President Putin had a video meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday. Putin congratulated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. After the meeting, the two heads of state announced a joint statement and decided to postpone the “Sino-Russian Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation.”
China’s CCTV quoted Putin as saying: “This year is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, and I congratulate you in my own name.” He said that the agreement will be automatically extended for 5 years after it expires in February 2022.
Condemnation of human rights violations
At the time of the celebration in Beijing, a bipartisan group of congressmen in the United States submitted a resolution last Friday condemning the CCP’s human rights violations over the past 100 years.
US Fox News reported that the resolution led by the Republican of Wisconsin, Mike Gallagher (Mike Gallagher) listed the atrocities committed by the Communist Party of China against the people since 1930, and promised to fight with the Chinese people in their struggle for freedom. They stand together.
This resolution was also approved by Republican Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, Elise Stefanik of New York and Bryan Fitz of Pennsylvania. Patrick (Brian Fitzpatrick) support. Three Democratic congressmen also signed on the resolution.
“In the past century, the Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly violated basic human rights and abused its own citizens. The story of this political party is full of repression, torture, mass incarceration, and genocide,” Gallagher told the Washington Observer. “A hundred years is not a reason to celebrate, but a time to reflect on the party’s bad behavior and pay tribute to the tens of millions of victims who have suffered under the party’s cruel regime.”
The lawmakers listed more than 30 examples of human rights violations, from the annexation of Tibet in 1951 to the “egregious violations of human rights” against Uyghurs in Xinjiang in 2017.
“The House of Representatives condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s serious violations of human rights over the past 100 years, including repression, torture, mass imprisonment and genocide,” Gallagher wrote in the resolution.
The organization called on the United States and like-minded allies and partners to support the human rights of the People’s Republic of China, and stated that it “looks forward to the day when the Chinese Communist Party ceases to exist.”
Sino-US relations are currently at a low ebb. The former US President Trump initiated a trade war with China. After the current President Biden took office, he inherited most of the dialogue trade policies of the previous government, and repeatedly accused the Chinese government on issues such as Xinjiang, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. .