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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1273-W889



Release Date: Jan. 1, 2020



Topic: Looking Ahead to 2020 -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:年前盘点2020 -- 魏京生

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Looking Ahead to 2020

-- Wei Jingsheng



Previously I wrote a summary before the end of 2019, yet the topic was not quite finished.  Many friends want to know if what had happened in recent years indicates what will happen in the future.  I am not a prophet and cannot predict something with certainty.  I just want to compare similar things that happened in history to help us to think.


There are many kings and emperors in history who were the last of their dynasties or kingdoms.  Although their deeds were different, they also had a lot in common.  They loved to do big things in the face of reality, at the expense of the people and not caring for the people seriously.  In the end, the officials forced the people to rebel and created a great turmoil.


Some scholars have learned a fallacy, claiming that most people do not want to rebel.  It seems that these modern intellectuals do not read books.  What books say most people want to rebel?  There have always been a very few who dared to rebel, and most of them were not peasants.  When the peasants dared to rebel, the results had already become clear.


Some netizens refuted me: Xi Jinping is not Emperor Guangxu (of the Qing Dynasty), but Emperor SuiYang (of the Sui Dynasty), Yang Guang.  I think it makes sense.  Emperor SuiYang was particularly vain.  He wrapped the tree trunks with brocade to show off to foreigners.  However, Xi Jinping's vanity made him to throw money all over the world, more than the small tricks of wrapping trees with brocade.  There are still many people in China who are poor, who do not have enough to eat, who could not afford medical care, who could not afford to go to school, and who could not afford to get married.  Yet, Xi Jinping spread so much money all over in Asia, Africa and Latin America, far surpassing what Emperor Suiyang did.


In other aspects, Xi Jinping is also a master of spending that left Emperor SuiYang far behind.  Emperor SuiYang built a grand canal that exhausted the people to the degree that it is said the canal was the reason that people rebelled.  Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative goes much farther beyond the Grand Canal, not only because the amount of money spent is much more, but also the boldness far surpasses that of Emperor SuiYang, Yang Guang.  Yang Guang's Grand Canal was built inside China, so future generations still enjoy the benefits of transportation.  Xi Jinping has not only spread money to his little brothers in the third-world, but even has done so in the developed countries.  This shameless affront is really not something that Emperor SuiYang could learn.  Indeed, Xi is a worthy successor to communism.


The socialist planned economy of Stalin and Mao Zedong is a universally recognized failure.  Let's not talk about the nature of feudal serfdom; just that its economic efficiency is far worse than that of the traditional market economy of China, let alone the modern market economy in Europe and America.  Deng Xiaoping and his generation learned a halfway market economy which has come to an end, so the level of economic growth in China is gradually decreasing.


However, no one dares to say that political superstructures hinder economic development in China, and only dare to talk about some nonsense.  Xi Jinping, however, has the boldness to attempt to return to Mao Zedong's feudal serfdom in a way that "advances the country at the expense of the people".  Of course, he feels that he is a genius and has invented a new style of emperor system, and he could solve everything by making a single order.  This self-confidence can only be matched by the talented Emperor SuiYang.


However, Emperor SuiYang was indeed gifted, with excellent capacity in literature and military strategy.  Comrade Xi is not well educated and relied on his secretaries to show off his book reading list, which was embarrassingly ridiculed by the netizens.


Regarding military strategy, Xi Jinping is even worse.  Besides transferring the army back and forward to prevent a coup, it is hard to tell his capacity to strengthen the national defense.  He does seem to have enough experience to vigorously build an armed police to suppress the common people and to cooperate with the underworld to suppress opposition, with a degree of disgust definitely surpassing more than that of Emperor SuiYang, who did care about his own face.


Many netizens like to say that comparing these Internet police working for the Communist regime to pigs and dogs is an insult to real pigs and dogs.  Comparing Xi Jinping with Emperor SuiYang is indeed a mistreatment of Emperor SuiYang.  Emperor SuiYang did a good job in agricultural production, and the accumulated grain was enough for the Tang Dynasty (that succeeded the Sui Dynasty in 618) to eat for several years.  But Xi Jinping made the common Chinese to not have pork to eat because of his trade war with the USA, and then used the soaring consumer prices to show that the economy is still growing.  This mindset can be compared with the tyrant's ministers to see who is a better liar!


It seems that the eyesight of the Chinese people is clear.  Netizens say that Xi Jinping behaves like Emperor SuiYang, and there is really some comparability.  Emperor SuiYang had the richest and most powerful empire in the world, yet his officials forced the people to rebel and even forced other officials to rebel.  In the end, he was hanged by his relatives and friends, without a proper place to be buried.  He caused the destruction of the country and also ruined all the people.  What will be the end of Xi Jinping?  I am willing to wait and see with my audience and netizen friends.



(This English version is translated by Ciping HUANG, without any compensation.  Wei Jingsheng and the Wei Jingsheng Foundation appreciate her decades of contribution, especially for allowing the use and distribution of her translations of these commentaries.)


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(Written on Dec. 23 and recorded on Dec. 24, 2019.  Broadcasted by Radio Free Asia on Jan. 1, 2020.)



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Wei Jingsheng Foundation News and Article: A1273-W889



Release Date: Jan. 1, 2020



Topic: Looking Ahead to 2020 -- Wei Jingsheng

标题:年前盘点2020 -- 魏京生


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









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