Selection and commentary on the front page of People’s Daily, December 20th, 2019
Writer: 【GM34】 “Brother Rain”
1.XI Jinping attends the Macao SAR government welcome dinner and delivered an important speech
On 19 December, President XI Jinping attended the welcome dinner and delivered an important speech. President XI pointed out that the 20 years since the handover of the motherland was the period of the fastest economic development and the most considerable improvement in people’s livelihood in the history of Macao. He also added that it was also a period when Macao compatriots share the dignity of the great motherland and enjoy the highest sense of glory.
He stressed that Macao’s historic achievements and historic changes in its economic and social development have greatly benefited from the full implementation of the principle of “one country, two systems,” the active support of the central government and the mainland of China, the active role played by Macao SAR government and the solidarity and struggle of Macao society from all walks of life.
He pointed out that the new commendable aspects of Macao’s practice of the principle of “one country, two systems” include: “Loving the motherland and loving Macao” becoming a core value of the whole community, the firm upholding of the authority of the Constitution and the Basic Law and the smooth functioning of the executive-led system.
Comparing Hong Kong’s restlessness with Macao’s tameness, What is on the mind of CCP kleptocrats? Will they transfer some “privileges enjoyed by Hong Kong” into Macao? For instance, build Macao into another off-shore financial center powered by CCP’s other “self-fancied” leading technology, the “Blockchain.”
2. The Gala dinner on the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland was held in Macao—XI Jinping watched the performance
On 19 December, a cultural evening to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao’s return to the motherland was held at the Macao East Asian Games stadium. Xi Jinping, the general secretary of the CCP Central Committee, the president of the CCP Central Committee and the chairman of the Central Military Commission, watched the performance. At the end of the Gala dinner, XI Jinping walked onto the stage and sang “Ode to the Motherland” with the audience.
The song “Ode to the Motherland” was composed during the period immediately after the founding of PRC when CCP became the ruling party. It is complete propaganda. There is one sentence in this song, “The Chinese people have risen to their feet,” and it has been singing for 70 years in China. The greatest paradox is that CCP has created an extremely brutal regime that has never kept up to its promises to Chinese people. The CCP built a regime that was later referred to as “21-century-serfdom” by Steve Bannon. Under this system, the Chinese people have been treated very badly. The Chinese people do not own their land, and the entire wealth created by the diligent Chinese people all goes into the pocket of Kleptocrats. How sad it is!
3.XI Jinping visits China-Portuguese-speaking Countries (PSCs) commercial, trade service platform complex
On the morning of 19 December, President XI Jinping, accompanied by the chief executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Fernando CHUI, visited China-PSCs commercial, trade service platform complex. XI Jinping called the building of the service platform an “important measure” of giving full play to Macao’s strengths to meet the needs of the country.
“China-Portuguese-speaking countries economic and Trade Cooperation forum” was stimulated by CCP and Macao. Seven Portuguese-speaking countries, including Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Timor-Leste were participants of this forum. In this regard, the city of Macao becomes a linkage between China and other Portuguese-speaking countries and thus facilities CCP’s infiltration into these countries through “BGY-plan”.
4. XI Jinping meets with Carrie LAM
On 19 December, President XI Jinping met with Carrie Lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, along with some other Hong Kong government officials, who came to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the return of Macao to the motherland.
XI Jinping said the CCP Central Committee fully appreciated the courage and commitment shown by Carrie Lam during Hong Kong’s extraordinary period. He said that the CCP Central Committee fully supports Carrie LAM’s prospects on the Hong Kong government’s next stage of work. He also expressed wishes that various departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, under the leadership of the chief executive Carrie LAM, continue to carry out their respective duties and work closely together to form a joint force to do an excellent job in Hong Kong.
Carrie LAM, thanked President XI for receiving her and promised that she would continue to lead the Hong Kong government to curb violent disorder and bring orders to Hong Kong society as soon as possible.
DING Xue Xiang attended the meeting.
This is a very interesting piece of news. It looks like Carrie LAM is so keen to show the world that she is “safe” and that she is under the full protection of CCP. So what are her “prospects for future work”? What is Carrie Lam going to do next? Will she continue to crack down the peaceful protests using force?
5. YANG Jiechi meets with Ugandan President MUSEVENI
Local time of 18 December, YANG Jiechi, a member of the Politburo of the CCP Central Committee and the director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Committee, met with Ugandan President MUSEVENI at the presidential palace in Entebbe. The two sides promised to synergize the connectivity of China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative with Uganda’s “2040 vision plan” Strategy to achieve shared development and bring more benefits to the people in both countries.
MUSEVENI has been the president of Uganda since 1986. During his presidency, Uganda has experienced relative peace and significant success in battling HIV/AIDS. He was once hailed as a freedom fighter and liberator, but now, he has fully transformed into an autocratic leader by silencing the opposition and suppressing the media to maintain a firm grip on his power. Now the representative of CCP’s kleptocrats, YANG Jiechi, is visiting him. What are their plans? Will Uganda join the 21st century “evil of axis” led by CCP? That will be good news for CCP! Because they have no found another place to export their notorious development model marked by “low human rights.”
Writer: 【GM34】 “Brother Rain”
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