"important today": protests in China - how big is the pressure on Xi Jinping?

What is clearly interpreted for us here as resistance against the Communist Party is in reality not as simple and simple as Alexander Görlach says in the 415th episode of the podcast "important today".

"important today": protests in China - how big is the pressure on Xi Jinping?

What is clearly interpreted for us here as resistance against the Communist Party is in reality not as simple and simple as Alexander Görlach says in the 415th episode of the podcast "important today".

The foreign policy expert deals primarily with China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and says: "No PCR tests - freedom" or "bring me freedom or give with death" - that is perhaps more martial and theatrical than we would shout in our latitudes, but it is definitely a call to politics that would not necessarily and everywhere be equated with an end to the communist party. Nobody in China has ever lived in a democratic parliamentarism, if you think that far, the horses of anticipation might get away with it."

Although some very clear demands can also be seen: "There are also calls: down with the party and down with Xi - you will find it more in higher education. The universities can crystallize even sharper political demands than you have on the street." , said Alexander Görlach in an interview with "today important" editor Mirjam Bittner.

Just five weeks after being elected to a historic third term, President Xi Jinping suddenly looks like cracks are beginning to appear in the perfect cask of power and influence. Things looked very different at the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Although the protests are still tiny compared to the size of China, Alexander Görlach believes that much more could develop from them, above all a lot of resistance against the president: "Despite this abundance of power, for Xi it is always clear that there are dangers lurking, within the party and now also through failed ideology-led politics."

In China, the leadership also speaks of democracy, but the understanding of it is completely different from that in Germany: "When they say democracy and freedom, I don't think that people are demanding a multi-party system and democratic parliamentarism. The term 'democracy' is used Yes, it is also used in China and Xi and his nomenklatura use it, to put it simply: Democracy means the people obey the rulers," said Alexander Görlach at "important today".

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