Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The CCP Announces its Intention to Destroy China’s Economy

 

Xi Jinping has announced his plans for imposing party control over private businesses in China. The goal is to increase the CCP’s control over private enterprise. Asia Times Financial reports:

According to the new provisions, private firms will need a certain amount of CCP registered employees, which is already a long-term practise in large private firms but not smaller ones.

These cadres will make sure businesses follow the guiding ideology “Guided by Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.”

They will also guide private business people to enhance the latest CCP catchphrases – “four consciousnesses”, strengthen the “four self-confidences”, and achieve the “two safeguards.”

Duties of cadres will include the duties of strengthening ideological guidance, guiding private economic figures to increase their awareness of self-discipline, build a strong line of ideological and moral defence, strictly regulate their own words and deeds, cultivate a healthy lifestyle, and create a good public image.

As night follows day, economic decline will follow Xi’s new industrial policy.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    As far as “creatng a good public image” goes, they have nowhere to go but up.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 10:37 AM PDT
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  2. Henry Castaigne Member

    Like our own elite, the poorest people will suffer while the politically connected will be the most unaffected by their policy. This is especially tragic in China because their poor people are poor in a way that most Americans can’t comprehend. I know that the vast majority of Ricochetti are more concerned about how the Chinese debilitate our own poor people. That too is a fair concern but no one has been more maltreated by the ChiComs than the poor and minority people they rule.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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  3. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    Makes one wonder if Chinese-owned businesses in the US and elsewhere will be guided by the same principles? CCP-registered union labor? Day jobs for Antifa?

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    • September 20, 2020, at 10:48 AM PDT
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  4. Barfly Member

    What is it with the primitive mind and the magic of small integers? The Two Safeguards, the Four Consciousnesses, the Seven Toes, the … what? no, no pictures please.

    All cultures are susceptible to the One Lie, but I can’t think of any modern people who fall for it in this form.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:06 AM PDT
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  5. Chris O. Coolidge
    Chris O. Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Hmm. Create, over four decades, an economically-empowered class then foist this upon them? It’s hard to say what the reaction will be within China, but, as the OP’s title suggests, we can guess the economic impact.

    Have at it, boys. We will pray for your citizens.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:11 AM PDT
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  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    Barfly (View Comment):
    All cultures are susceptible to the One Lie, but I can’t think of any modern people who fall for it in this form.

    It works for the modern elite Han. The Han are racially superior and Communism is good. More like two lies in one. As evil and stupid as those lies are, humans have a horrible penchant for them. 

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  7. Stad Thatcher

    Well, well, well . . . isn’t this an interesting development . . .

    • #7
    • September 20, 2020, at 11:50 AM PDT
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  8. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    Chris O. (View Comment):
    Have at it, boys. We will pray for your citizens.

    We should welcome their escaping citizens.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:52 AM PDT
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  9. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    What the slogans mean:

    Four Consciousnesses
    1. Ideology
    2. The Whole
    3. The Core
    4. The Line

    Four self-confidences
    1. Cultural foundation of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    2. Cultural essence of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    3. Cultural ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    4. Cultural construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics

    The first three self-confidences were first declared during the 18th National Congress of the CCP in 2012.

    Two Safeguards
    1. Religious Freedom
    2. National Security

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:56 AM PDT
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  10. Fritz Coolidge

    Well, the CCP may embed cadres to enforce ideological conformity in business, but they can’t outdo some of our own corporate HR departments these days.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 3:15 PM PDT
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  11. Henry Castaigne Member

    Fritz (View Comment):

    Well, the CCP may embed cadres to enforce ideological conformity in business, but they can’t outdo some of our own corporate HR departments these days.

    If the Chinese overtake us, it will be because of our HR departments and our colleges. 

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    • September 20, 2020, at 5:40 PM PDT
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  12. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Fritz (View Comment):

    Well, the CCP may embed cadres to enforce ideological conformity in business, but they can’t outdo some of our own corporate HR departments these days.

    If the Chinese overtake us, it will be because of our HR departments and our colleges.

    If we didn’t have HR and liberal arts colleges grinding everything to a halt, we would have colonized other planets by now.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 8:09 PM PDT
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  13. I Walton Member

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Chris O. (View Comment):
    Have at it, boys. We will pray for your citizens.

    We should welcome their escaping citizens.

    We don’t know if that is an objective of the announcement, if true how long it will take to seriously weaken the economy. Their economy is powerful, and the political power of the rulers great but still limited by their vastness, diversity and huge body of poor who can add to growth. We’re in a struggle for the foreseeable future and can speak about such matters but must be highly cautious. Our objective is to avoid letting the socialists at home destroy us so that we become easy prey. We’re on the edge here and if we fail to manage it we lose to them.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:34 AM PDT
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  14. Daniel Brass Coolidge

    This is sad. More suffering is in line for the Chinese people.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 6:13 AM PDT
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  15. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Xi shared the mindset of a lot of big government pols here, in that they think they know better than everyone else how to direct the overall economy — in the case of China, he thinks the loosening of controls that occurred after Mao’s death has served its purpose, and he can now direct the economy with no negative consequences of trying to restrain market forces. What it’s more likely to mean long-term is China’s simply going to go back to the normal communist way of advancement, where the major innovations are only done by stealing other peoples’ stuff, and then not perfecting it quite right (see the Soviets and the TU-144 at the Paris Air Show for an example of that type of theft in action….)

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    • September 21, 2020, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  16. Sisyphus Coolidge
    Sisyphus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    As far as “creatng a good public image” goes, they have nowhere to go but up.

    And yet, with this announcement they have accelerated downward. Quite the…accomplishment.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 7:29 AM PDT
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  17. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    … in the case of China, he thinks the loosening of controls that occurred after Mao’s death has served its purpose, and he can now direct the economy with no negative consequences of trying to restrain market forces.

    Like Xi, Lenin believed that capitalism had solved the problem of production and that the state could simply expropriate the commanding heights of industry and continue producing wealth. He declared that “any literate person” was capable of managing any part of the economy, from banks to factories. Very quickly, however, he learned that running a business was far more complex than he had ever imagined. With political commissars in charge, production plummeted, people starved, and peasants rioted.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 7:38 AM PDT
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  18. Sisyphus Coolidge
    Sisyphus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):
    Like Xi, Lenin believed that capitalism had solved the problem of production and that the state could simply expropriate the commanding heights of industry and continue producing wealth. He declared that “any literate person” was capable of managing any part of the economy, from banks to factories. Very quickly, however, he learned that running a business was far more complex than he had ever imagined. With political commissars in charge, production plummeted, people starved, and peasants rioted.

    And he didn’t need to pay his rioters.

    Of course, they were grassroots riots, not astroturf riots. I hear those work a little differently.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 8:14 AM PDT
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  19. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Richard,

    Oh, where is Thomas L. Freidman of the Times hiding today? There is such a simple explanation for this decision of Xi’s. They are MARXIST MAOIST MONSTERS!!! Sorry for yelling but Thom has concrete between his ears and so he never noticed that he was selling a hideous Maoist state tyranny all these years.

    I regret to inform everyone that after they crush Hong Kong under their jackboot, Taiwan will be next on their list, then South Korea, then Japan and Australia. No problemo, at least if you are hiding in the NYTimes building in NYC. If you were in the Western Pacific you’d be very unhappy.

    Just another day in the neighborhood.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • September 21, 2020, at 8:17 AM PDT
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  20. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    What the slogans mean:

    Four Consciousnesses
    1. Ideology
    2. The Whole
    3. The Core
    4. The Line

    Four self-confidences
    1. Cultural foundation of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    2. Cultural essence of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    3. Cultural ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics
    4. Cultural construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics

    The first three self-confidences were first declared during the 18th National Congress of the CCP in 2012.

    Two Safeguards
    1. Religious Freedom
    2. National Security

    And how is Religious Freedom defined? Is it the usual Communist lies or religious freedom is the freedom is worship as the government tells you or , even better, religious freedom is the freedom to worship the government and CCP.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 9:32 AM PDT
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  21. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Fritz (View Comment):

    Well, the CCP may embed cadres to enforce ideological conformity in business, but they can’t outdo some of our own corporate HR departments these days.

    Well said. On another note, apparently one of the problems in the continuing modernization of the Chinese navy is that they have to have a political officer on board AND he/she is the equal of the commander of the ship. Not good in so many ways.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 9:34 AM PDT
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  22. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    colleenb (View Comment):
    And how is Religious Freedom defined? Is it the usual Communist lies or religious freedom is the freedom is worship as the government tells you or , even better, religious freedom is the freedom to worship the government and CCP.

    State approved churches staffed by state approved clergy.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 9:44 AM PDT
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  23. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    Percival (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    And how is Religious Freedom defined? Is it the usual Communist lies or religious freedom is the freedom is worship as the government tells you or , even better, religious freedom is the freedom to worship the government and CCP.

    State approved churches staffed by state approved clergy.

    It’s all in the fine print.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 10:14 AM PDT
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  24. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    We should be cautious about welcoming their “escaping” citizens. They may be booby-trapped, and almost certainly will be under constant surveillance by the CCP.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 12:16 PM PDT
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