(Central News Agency, Taipei, 21st) In recent years, China has continued to strengthen patriotism education and passed the “Patriotism Education Law” to be implemented next year. Experts call on Taiwan to be careful not to become an outlet for the CCP to manipulate patriotism, because the CCP continues to incite patriotic sentiments. To divert focus or achieve political goals.
The latest issue of “Prospect and Exploration”, a monthly magazine published by the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice that studies the situation in China, published an analytical article “Governance Dilemma and Impact on Taiwan as Mainland China Strengthens Patriotism Education” written by Huang Yiwei, a researcher at Prospect and Exploration magazine. .
Huang Yiwei pointed out that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has issued a series of expositions and instructions on promoting and developing patriotism. Subsequently, the government has issued multiple outlines and documents and even legislated to promote patriotic education, which shows that for China, the use of patriotism Socialism shoulders major political tasks.
He said that in particular, the recent Chinese online short drama “Escape from the British Museum”, fueled by state media such as the People’s Daily and CCTV, has aroused Chinese people’s dissatisfaction with the United Kingdom, showing that the CCP continues to incite people’s patriotic sentiments in order to shift the focus or achieve specific goals. political purpose.
Huang Yiwei called on the government that Taiwan needs to be cautious against the pressure of China’s goals such as the 100th anniversary of the founding of the army in 2027, the 21st National Congress of the Communist Party of China, “basically realizing a modern and powerful socialist country” in 2035, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the “government” in 2049, or China’s internal turmoil. It has become an outlet for the CCP to manipulate patriotism.
Although the Chinese Communist Party attaches great importance to patriotism education and governing the country, Huang Yiwei pointed out that Beijing’s excessive manipulation has had counterproductive effects.
He said that excessive patriotism may “kill a thousand enemies and damage oneself eight hundred.” He cited former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as an example. Before Pelosi came to Taiwan, various propaganda The authorities said harsh words, and combined with the patriotic mobilization and military exercises of the hatred of the country and the family, Little Pink’s mood was high.
Huang Yiwei said that subsequent developments not only failed to stop Pelosi, but the so-called “retaliation and punishment” were considered to be far different from the previous “ultimatum”. Little Pink responded with grief and anger: “1.4 billion people believe it and have been waiting. What’s the result?” , “Where will Zhao Lijian wait and see?”, causing anger to turn towards the CCP.
And because China will implement the Patriotic Education Law next year, which stipulates the patriotic education responsibilities of the government, relevant departments and organizations, he said that it may lead to cadres at all levels engaging in formalism in pursuit of performance, which has caused the Chinese officialdom to be criticized in the past. The situation of “watering down” and “falsehood” is even more serious.
Huang Yiwei said that once the Patriotic Education Law is implemented, will “little pink” out-of-control and irrational situations occur more frequently? If coupled with China’s recent social problems such as the continued rise in youth unemployment, the public’s dissatisfaction with the CCP’s rule and the cost of maintaining stability It may all surge, so it’s worth watching.
Considering the current weak economic situation in China, he said that because the economic performance that supports the legitimacy of the CCP’s rule cannot restore prosperity, the CCP can only continue to rely more on patriotism and emphasize ideology to maintain the legitimacy of its rule.
Huang Yiwei said that the recent “re-Maoization” and “gradual totalitarianism” phenomena caused by Xi Jinping’s concentration of power have made China’s future economic prospects more difficult to predict, leading to the need to tighten the use of power to control people’s dissatisfaction. (Editor: Cao Yufan/Tang Peijun) 1121121