In a visit earlier this year to Hong Kong, China’s President Xi reported that Hong Kong was now totally in the hands of the CCP. The tiny country was now officially part of China. This came 25 years after the handover with Britain and 25 years before China agreed to take over.
During his speech in July, Xi said:
There is not a country or region in the world where its citizens would allow those who are not patriotic, or even traitors to get hold of political power”
This morning the world saw that Xi had his predecessor Hu Jintao, the former CCP Chairman, hauled out of the CCP summit on live TV in full view of the entire nation.
The Chinese State media said late Saturday that Hu was “not feeling well” when he was escorted out, but was doing “much better” after getting some rest.
This was a shocking scene on the final day of the Communist Party Summit.
Hu Jintao exchanged words with Xi as he was escorted from the room.
We don’t know what statement Xi is trying to make. Is he trying to show the world how he gets rid of his enemies and rivals? Or is Xi trying to show the world how China deals with old, senile politicians who don’t know what is going on?
Maybe Xi is doing both.