Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A597-W365

魏京生基金会新闻与文章发布号: A597-W365


Release Date: January 4, 2011



Topic: The Way Out for China (Part XXX): China's Economic Problems Mainly Caused by an Authoritarian Regime with Term Limits -- Wei Jingsheng

标题: 《中国的出路》之三十:现今中国的经济问题主要是由有任期的专制体制造成的 -- 魏京生


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The Way Out for China (Part XXX): China's Economic Problems Mainly Caused by an Authoritarian Regime with Term Limits

-- Wei Jingsheng



A very serious inflation is happening in China now.  Most of the people's real living standards have dropped, and a large part of the population is down to barely subsistence level.  The most severe part of this inflation is the essential part of consumption in support of living, such as food, clothing, shelter, etc.  As such, it is the middle-income and lower income classes that are most affected by the inflation; their real incomes have dropped even more.  It has become severe enough that people are forced to revolt because of the exploitation by the officials.


Is there a way to save it?  Of course there is, and it is not complicated and does not need very sophisticated knowledge.   China's inflation is mainly because the Chinese Communist government has issued too much currency recently.  In the past two years, the amount of extra currency issued by the Chinese government in the form of loans is more than twice that of the past.  It has inevitably leaded to serious inflation.  To put it bluntly, it is robbing money from the hands of ordinary people.


Rich people in China have the means to put their extra money in foreign currency, as well as to make big money from inflation, so they do not have any losses.  But more than 90% of the population of the middle class and the poor are having a hard time.  These peoples' income accounts for only a few percent of the GDP, and most of their income must be used for direct daily consumption of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, health care, education and so on.  They cannot convert their property to avoid inflation, and also find it impossible to obtain a higher income.  So their standard of living is declining rapidly.  More and more people are dropping below the level of subsistence.


The rescue method is actually very simple: the Chinese government must stop junk currency, increase importing the necessities of life, and allow a free currency exchange.  Doing so will recover the currency rapidly, and reduce the amount of money in circulation on the market, thus prompting the reduction of or even halting the rising prices.  No more than six months and even just a quarter of year later, the hyperinflation would end.  In this way, the life of the average people would get better and social conflict will be reduced as well.  But why do not Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao want to do it?


It is because this solution will not be beneficial to the big bureaucratic capitalists they represent, and will also reduce their chance of making big money.  Inflation is running in favor of capital to earn additional profits.  Because there is always a certain amount of inventory, when the prices rise, these inventories will gain extra profit.  However, wages will not rise with the inflation as rapidly.  Therefore, when the working-class poor get their wages, the Chinese government and the capitalists have already stripped a layer of poor people's skin off for profit.  This is the reason as why the inflation is beneficial to economic growth, but not conducive to the average people.


If China had a democratic government in power now, it would act like all the democratic countries and use adequate inflation as a way to increase development during an economic stagnation time.  However, when the inflation occurs, it would take timely measures to recover its currency, in a way to affect people's living standards as little as possible.  Otherwise, people would be unhappy, and the elected officials would be replaced.


However, the Chinese Communist government is not a democratic government, and it is not even an authoritarian government that is responsible for its own state.  It is an authoritarian government that is only responsible to the big capitalists.  The interests of the big capitalists are the only concerns for the Communist leaders like Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao; they are not interested in the average people's well being and the survival of the country.  After all, their terms in the office are finishing, so the top issue for them is caring how to make their partners get enough money.  Will people revolt?  Will the country fall into chaos?  These are the issues for others to be concerned about.  As far as they have money in hand, it will likely be their own people who will take care of the country after all the chaos.  This is the wishful thinking of the Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao clique.


This thinking is what leads them to deliberately guide the collapse of China.  It is the reason they make the average people in China not even able to make a living.  So I think that China's economic problems are not primarily due to economic reasons, but are caused by an authoritarian regime with term limits.  A few years ago, a bunch of shameless scholars touted this type of authoritarian regime with term limits, saying that it is China's gradual approach to democracy.  In fact, this type of authoritarian regime is even worse than the imperial system in old dynasties.  At least, the emperors and the ministers had to worry about the survival of the country for fear of forcing people to rebel.  But an authoritarian regime with term limits has even less sense of responsibility than the emperors and their ministers.  This lack of responsibility is the root cause of the current economic problems.


The Way Out for China is to first change this type of authoritarian system under the one party dictatorship that has term limits and is extremely irresponsible.  Even if some Communists and non-communists were to lead China together after a military coup, or even if a group of people who are not so smart and would have infighting all the time were to lead China, it would be better than having this group of people who are so irresponsible.  At least, such kinds of folks would not deliberately bring down the nation to fatten the big capitalists.  At least, they would not discount the life and death of the average people.


From the fear of being defeated, these people who might or might not be elite will have to be responsible for the country and people.  A democratic system is a system of internal strife.  Without infighting, even the emperor cannot guarantee that the ministers are being responsible.  The Chinese have been in blind faith of sages and Judge Bao (a legendary figure who is famous for daring against evil powerful officials and bringing fair justice to wrongfully treated people) for thousands of years, yet their lives are so miserable.  That is because neither sages, nor Judge Bao, are as reliable as a system.  A system can force people in power to quit doing nonsense, but how many corrupt officials could Judge Bao execute?  There is even less possibility for the sages to convince the corrupt officials to be responsible to the country and the people.


Moreover, the "sages" appearing under an authoritarian regime are often phony hypocrites without exception.  Authoritarian regimes tolerate and even culture a group of "saints", in an effort to let people pin their hopes on these useless sages.  More than 2000 years ago, the traditional Chinese authoritarian regimes began to use these methods, so as to perpetuate their dictatorial rule and always paralyze people's minds.  Currently, what most important to the authoritarian dictators is to continue their cruel exploitation of people, and continue to make big money, so they and their Western partners can share the additional profits.


For the survival of China as a country, for the interests of more than 90% of the Chinese people, the only way out for China is to overthrow the Chinese Communist authoritarian system.  Either through a coup or rebellion, as long as the authoritarian rule is overthrown, China will have hope.  Peaceful evolution requires a strong international and domestic pressure, instead of negotiations and discussions with the authoritarian regime by some saints.  Particularly, we must question if the "positive interaction" between the authoritarian regime and false saints, who are tolerated and even fed by the regime, will produce anything beneficial to the average people.  That could only be another tale of Arabian Nights, a kind of modern hoax.



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(Written and recorded on December 16, 2010.  Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia.)



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article Release Issue: A597-W365

魏京生基金会新闻与文章发布号: A597-W365


Release Date: January 4, 2011



Topic: The Way Out for China (Part XXX): China's Economic Problems Mainly Caused by an Authoritarian Regime with Term Limits -- Wei Jingsheng

标题: 《中国的出路》之三十:现今中国的经济问题主要是由有任期的专制体制造成的 -- 魏京生


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