A Plot to Trigger a Problem
The past seven decades have seen rapid progress in China’s economy, livelihood and human rights.
He deliberately made a distinction between China under the CPC and the Chinese people, extolling the Chinese people’s creativity, wisdom and strong capability. He also claimed that the methods the CPC allegedly employs to oppress the Chinese people were similar to those used by the communist government of the former German Democratic Republic.
Geng Shuang, spokesperson of China’s Foreign Ministry, denounced Pompeo’s remarks, characterizing them as very dangerous and unbefitting a U.S. secretary of state.
However, some suspect that Pompeo’s comments represent a major strategy change toward China, turning from condemning China as a whole to trying to drive a wedge between the Chinese Government under the CPC and the Chinese people, with a view of inciting a “color revolution,” as it has done in other countries.
Will the U.S. politicians succeed? The answer is: No, because there is no basis for a “color revolution” in China today.
First of all, the vast majority of Chinese people embrace the CPC, making it their ruling party choice for decades. The Chinese people’s loyalty goes back even before the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949.
The past seven decades have seen rapid progress in China’s economy, livelihood and human rights. The Chinese nation has left behind the backwardness, impoverishment and the tragedy of being trampled upon by foreign invaders that it endured for more than a century since the mid-19th century, and is now striding on the path of great rejuvenation.
The civilian parade, which took place on October 1 in Beijing, and various activities around the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, all showed the Chinese people’s love of and gratitude to the CPC, along with their pride and joy at the country’s development from the bottom of their hearts.
Second, the Chinese people are now living a comfortable life and have high expectations for the future. They are now marching toward a moderately prosperous society. The largest social security system, covering the largest population in the world, has taken preliminary shape, including healthcare, housing, education and senior care.
Third, U.S. politicians have no idea about the real needs or aspirations of the Chinese people. They will probably list a bunch of words like freedom and democracy, but do they really know how the Chinese people feel or whether Chinese society is free or democratic?
Peace is the Chinese people’s most desired goal, while social instability is their nightmare. This comes from having been a nation that used to be trodden on by foreign invaders. In the name of freedom and democracy, the U.S. has thrown Iraq, Libya and Syria, among others, into chaos, and their people have been displaced. The Chinese people are fully aware of the misery and tragedy these peoples are enduring. A saying that has gone viral on the Internet in China goes: “You are not living in an era of peace, but in a country of peace.”
U.S. politicians are making a mistake in trying to provoke a country that is living a more comfortable life than ever before and has the love for peace and stability in its genes toward a “color revolution.”
Most Chinese people, Chinese officials included, believe that by doing so, the ultimate goal is to destabilize China to curb its rise, since the U.S. fears that an increasingly strong China will shake its global dominance.
The Chinese civilization originated from the hinterlands and agriculture, which means that it is naturally not aggressive. The Chinese nation was born ready to help others and hopes that the peoples of the world can live in harmony and peace, including the people of the U.S.
The Chinese Government has also repeatedly voiced its commitment to never seek hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence. In this context, any remarks meant to disrupt China’s stability and peace will be strongly resisted by the Chinese people.
The U.S. plot to launch a “color revolution” by fomenting dissention between the Chinese Government and the Chinese people is doomed to failure.