Xi Gets Criticized By CCP Elders
Despite securing his third term as China's president, Xi Jinping couldn't avoid criticism from elder leaders of the Communist Party of China (CCP) for mismanaging the economy and alienating much of the world due to his arrogance.
A recent gathering of CCP leaders at Beidaihe reportedly led to severe criticism of Xi Jinping by Zheng Qinghong, a former vice president who played a crucial role in Xi's ascent to power.
This was reported by Katsuji Nakawaza of Nikkei Asia. According to the report, a recent gathering of CCP leaders at Beidaihe led to severe criticism of Xi Jinping by Zheng Qinghong, a former vice president who played a crucial role in Xi's ascent to power.
Zheng had helped Xi rise to power after Xi's mother requested her son's promotion from a mere municipal official to the leader of Shenzhen and Zhejiang. Xi reportedly expressed frustration at the criticisms and left the meeting.
Writing for The Telegraph on the same day, Orville Schell noted that while China is a technologically advanced nation with excellent infrastructure on which many other countries now depend economically, Xi has created a slew of problems.
His overbearing ambition and arrogant missteps have left him increasingly vulnerable, similar to Chinese emperors.
"As the chorus ending Sophocles' play 'Antigone' warns, 'The arrogant pay for their proud words with great downfalls!' It would be an enormous tragedy if, after so much suffering and striving by the Chinese people, Xi's grandiose pretensions and stubborn arrogance once again left their nation poor and isolated," Schell concluded.