Separation of Government from Party impossible in ChinaPosted: May 5, 2017
SCMP says in its report “Why is China blurring the line between party and state?”, “The creation of a super graft-busting organisation is raising concerns it could lead the way for further convergence of government and the ruling party”.
Further convergence? Can there be further convergence when Chinese government has already entirely been controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? CCP first of all firmly controls Chinese government, troops, police, armed police and secret police.
That is the executive. As for Chinese legislature, we all know Chinese parliament the National People’s Congress is but CCP’s rubber stamp.
What about Chinese courts?
As far back as in April 2015, CCP Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan told US well-known political scientist Francis Fukuyama China’s courts will never be independent from CCP.
It seems that lots of people outside China especially some China watchers still believe that China will one day pursue Western democracies. In early 1990s that might be possible, but it is entirely impossible now as CCP Dynasty has been soundly established now. In Chinese history a dynasty usually lasts 2 to 3 centuries and it is usually rising in its first decades. China is rising and CCP has a very wise, popular and powerful core now.
In addition, there are lots of conservatives that worship Mao the autocrat. What I hope is that China will be lucky enough not to repeat Mao’s extreme autocracy. If luckier, China will have firmly established democratic supervision, which will ensure that its grass-level elections will be really democratic as buying votes was quite common before Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report, full text of which can be found at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2087653/why-china-blurring-line-between-party-and-state.