After Xi Jinping took office, he unveiled the “China Dream”
slogan, and local governments all followed suit.
Recently, among a series of "China Dream" public service
ads, the slogan, “Socialism is good,” appeared on Beijing streets.
Netizens exclaimed, “Is this the returning
of the Cultural Revolution?”
According to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official
media reports, recently many public service ads
were broadcast in Beijing streets, including “China Dream,”
and many cultural revolution style slogans, such as
“Socialism is good,” and “CCP is good, People are happy.”
Deutsche Welle pointed out that 130,000 people discussed
these ads on NetEase alone, and most were negative comments.
One netizen lamented, “After one night of sleep,
the Cultural Revolution is back.”
Many netizens said, “Socialism is good, where urban
managers can kill a watermelon vendor.”
Beijing residents Wu Tian Li said the authorities should show
with action, rather than slogans, whether socialism is good or not.
Liu Yinquan, director of China Social Democratic Party,
told NTD that
the CCP is comprised of princelings who possess more
than 80% of China's wealth and control the entire China.
Now the living environment, food, and air
are not safe.
Under these conditions, Liu questioned whether
people would say the CCP is good.
Liu Yinquan: “Ordinary citizens can see that
the committee director deceived them,
the police bullied them, urban managers oppressed them,
the CCP's demolition team wiped out their homes,
and the family planning team took their wives and
daughters to have an abortion or their tubes tied.”
Liu pointed out that by doing so, the CCP exposed
its beliefs and its ruling crises.
On March 17, 2013, during the closing ceremony
of People's Congress, Xi Jinping called for 1.3 billion
Chinese people to achieve the “China Dream” from
a great national rebirth.
In March this year, the CCP official media, People's Forum
started a network survey titled, "Confidence, Faith, and Belief."
The poll results show that more than 80% of people say no
to the "China Dream."
In April, Liu Yunshan, head of the propaganda department,
ordered the implementation of "China Dream"
in classrooms and into the minds of students.
This large-scale direct debut of slogans is thought to be
an upgrade of the "China Dream" propaganda.
Mainland senior journalist Gao Yu pointed out that
the core of the China Dream is the one-party dictatorship, which cannot be changed.
Beijing residents Wu Tian Li: "I think now people
are messed up, so are the high ranking officials.
They do not know what to do and feel nothing is right.”
Well-known historian Zhang Lifan told Deutsche Welle
that after Xi's talk this January, the public has completely
lost hope in any political reform.
Beijing Art Village poet Wang Cang said that the CCP
has always walked the Cultural Revolution path,
but now it puts on a tiny bit of economic whitewash.
Its totalitarian tyranny and dictatorship ideology
are unchanged, he commented.
Wang Cang: "In recent months, many people were arrested.
The political atmosphere became more brutal.
They strongly opposed rule by the constitution
and boycotted universal values.
China as a whole has moved to the left and free space
has become minimal.”
Nevertheless, Wang believes that now people from Mainland
have awakened and they are protesting against the severe rule.
Although the CCP is more brutal than before,
it is at the edge of collapse.