The Chinese Communist Party is approaching its 100th-year anniversary celebration in July. Part of their goal for a spectacular celebration was to have brought the United States of America to heel. So far, it appears that their plans, while under Democrat Joe Biden, have been wildly successful.
“Xi articulated a vision of “using technology to rule the internet” to achieve total control over every part of the online ecosystem—over applications, content, quality, capital, and manpower,” reporters for the Epoch times wrote.
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In an Epoch Times article titled, Chinese Leader Xi Jinping Lays Out Plan to Control the Global Internet: Leaked Documents BY AND May 2, 2021, Updated: May 3, 2021, they reported:
“Chinese leader Xi Jinping personally directed the communist regime to focus its efforts to control the global internet, displacing the influential role of the United States, according to internal government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times.
In a January 2017 speech, Xi said the “power to control the internet” had become the “new focal point of [China’s] national strategic contest,” and singled out the United States as a “rival force” standing in the way of the regime’s ambitions.
The ultimate goal was for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to control all content on the global internet, so the regime could wield what Xi described as “discourse power” over communications and discussions on the world stage.”
The Economist reported on the anticipated 100th-year celebrations:
“IN 2021 THE Chinese Communist Party will not let anyone forget whose special birthday it is. On July 1st, it will officially mark a century since its hugger-mugger founding in what was then Shanghai’s French Concession and is now a trendy shopping district. But the whole year will be dominated by reminders.
There will be operas, films, and nearly 100 tie-in television dramas. Few official speeches will fail to mention the anniversary. During 2020 the Communist Party dealt crushing blows to two things that might have spoiled the centenary celebration: covid-19 and unrest in Hong Kong.”
The name of the birthday celebration is “Follow the Party Forever.” The messaging of the party, using perfect propaganda, is that the Communist Party has ended poverty and they can do so for the world. However, learned people understand that is simply not true and that the Communist Party is in fact, responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths and untold human suffering.
Consider this article by Index on Censorship, which is a list of articles and books on the topic of censorship as a result of China, and ask yourself how will they handle the internet?
“Index looks back on 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party and how their censorship laws continue to shape the lives of people around the world and threaten their right to free speech. Inside this edition are articles by exiled writer Ma Jian and an interview with Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs, former UK deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg; as well as an exclusive short story from acclaimed writer Shalom Auslander.
Acting editor Martin Bright said: “I am delighted to introduce the latest edition of Index which marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party.”
“This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the magazine and I am proud that we are continuing the founders’ legacy of opposition to totalitarianism.”
“In this Spring edition of Index we are particularly pleased to publish an exclusive essay by the celebrated Chinese writer Ma Jian, who suggests that an alternative tradition of tolerance and freedom is still possible.”
Our spring 2021 magazine, with a special report on the 100th anniversary of the CCP in China is out now. Take a look inside > https://t.co/yr46a7IUas
— Index on Censorship (@IndexCensorship) May 3, 2021
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776