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Xi Jinping Creates Cina’s Own KGB

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 26, 2013

The communist party in Beijing has reached a decision point. It wants the country to grow, but is lacking the requisite skill and resources. Their options are to relinquish control and allow for creativity to flourish or continue to oppress its people and amass great amounts of wealth, their choice is obvious.

Yesterday I posted that rich communists and their kids have stashed around $700 billion overseas. They will soon follow that cash overseas in pursuit of citizenship. With so much money and riches at stake, it is obvious that the communists are not about to cede control. As a matter of fact, things are only getting worse.

Comrade Xi Jinping has led a push to consolidate power and bring China back to its Mao’ist roots. He is mandating Marxist classes in school and in the party and striking ultra nationalist tones. Comrade Xi, surely does not want change.

Even more surprisingly is that although comrade Xi says he wants to root out corruption, the opposite is true. Under his brief dictatorship, fewer people have been prosecuted for corruption than has been the case over the past five years. In other words comrade Xi is not effectively combating corruption.What he is doing, however, is creating a more vicious police state. His creation of the new ‘Security Commission’ and its KGB like charter are nothing more than proof of that fact.
Excerpt from chinamediaproject

National Security Commission: Chinese KGB?

The following post by Xie Wen (谢文), the former head of Yahoo China, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 10:35am today, November 18, 2013. In the post, Xie shares a link to an online piece written by current affairs columnist Ding Dong (丁咚) in which the National Security Commission announced by the recent Party plenum is likened to the Soviet Union’s Committee for State Security, better known as the KGB. Xie Wen currently has more than 180,000 followers on Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The deleted post reads:

Ding Dong: Why was the Soviet KGB so terrifying to people? / The KGB in the Soviet era has suddenly drawn intense the attention of the Chinese people. It’s full name is the “Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti”, which translates to “National Security Commission.” Given its notorious reputation in history, it can’t help but throw up all kinds of associations for people. People can’t help but wonder whether they too might soon be living in a nightmare in which secret police are everywhere.

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