Mainland China is celebrating 100 year of the Chinese Communist Party and it seems it is equivalent to the birth of Modern China. For the current Great Leader, it is rather obvious:
“As long as we have a thorough understanding…[of history]…it is not difficult to realize that without the leadership of the Communist Party of China, our country and our people could not have achieved today’s accomplishments, nor risen to the position we currently occupy in the world” (Qiushi, June 15, as reported in Jamestown)
For those interested in Chinese propaganda, the Party has released a new propaganda blueprint that is analyzed by the China Media Project. China is in dire need of celebrating its success as the rest of the world hesitates to rejoice along. The Diplomat is rather critical about the celebrations:
The fundamental problem facing the CCP’s propaganda apparatus is that the reality of party history is much more unsavory than leaders are willing to acknowledge. It includes disastrous policies that cost tens of millions of Chinese lives during the Mao era, as well as more contemporary crackdowns on student demonstrators, human rights lawyers, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Christians, and Falun Gong adherents – not to mention the daily abuse and indignities suffered by victims of corruption, ham-fisted development schemes, population controls, and mind-numbing political campaigns like the one currently underway.
In June was also celebrated the memory of the massacre of Tiananmen Square, 32 years ago, an episode that the Chinese Communist Party is doing its very best to erase from its past.