Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era, commonly abbreviated as Xi Jinping Thought, is the ideology of derived from Xi Jinping, the incumbent president of the People's Republic of China since 2013. Xi Jinping Thought represents the rhetoric and actions of Xi and the rest of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the sole political power of significance in China.
Much like other ideologies in the Dengist circle, Xi Jinping Thought proclaims itself to be a legitimate descendant of Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. This proclamation is considered very controversial in marxist circles, with some marxists supporting it, viewing its practices as a legitimate continuation of a socialist China, and others bashing it, viewing its governance as a fundamental betrayal of Marxism and socialism.
To those living beyond Chinese borders (and many within), the modern Chinese government under Xi is best known for its flagrant authoritarianism, which manifests in many forms, especially censorship of online media. It bans all regular Chinese internet routers from accessing almost every popular western internet platform, including but not limited to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Discord. It also bans the mention of many sensitive topics, such as the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4th, 1989, and the currently operational concentration camps in the province of Xinjiang, where Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities of the region are detained for re-education, among many others.
Real-life freedom of speech in modern China is also severely restricted, with arrests being made swiftly on anyone the Communist Party of China sees as a significant enough ideological challenge to their power. All forms of news media, such as TV broadcasts and newspapers, are either managed or heavily monitored by the state. Religious expression is quite limited as well, as all churches/mosques/synagogues/etc. are required to comply with CPC guidelines, both in their distributed texts and their oral discussions. Contrary to popular belief, there is actually no social credit system in place in China. It was a proposal put forward by Wen Jiabao, a former premier of China, in a State Council meeting in 2011, that never saw fruition beyond small-scale testing.
On the economic side, Xi Jinping Model more or less follows the Dengist doctrine of state capitalism, with the government commanding over and heavily regulating all sectors of a market-based economy. It is quite fond of monopolies, effectively granting them to individual corporations in many different industries, especially in the online sphere. The minimum wage is low, even when the cost of living in China is taken into account. Workers' unions are under state management, with strikes being illegal. Healthcare is universally available to all citizens in words, but actually, There's no free healthcare in China now. There is a progressive tax code, with the lowest bracket (<¥36,000/yr) being 3% and the highest (>¥960,000/yr) being 45%. The Chinese government has committed to certain reforms to combat climate change; most notably, it's subsidizing electric vehicles, as well as a public bike system run by several companies, already present in every major city and many smaller cities and towns as well. It also made rather effective efforts to combat the air pollution crisis of the 2010s. However, its sluggishness in diverting China's energy grid away from a long-running heavy dependence on coal has been criticized by many.
On the cultural side, Xi Jinping Model is notably more conservative than its predecessors in the Dengist circle. It advocates for family values and respect for societal authorities. It opposes modern-day western progressivism, seeing it as a form of western imperialism. It bans the representation of not just all LGBTQ+, but all non-traditionally-presenting people (e.g. feminine-appearing men) in media. As of 2020, all known LGBTQ+ organizations in China have either disbanded or gone underground due to government crackdowns.
Overall, Xi Jinping Model has attracted much controversy in the world over the past decade, due to its unconventional nature, its authoritarianism, and its governance over China, now the world's second-largest economic power. Supporters often laud the strong economic development of China under its leadership, its commitment to Chinese nationalism, and its secure, efficient mode of operation and standing up for itself. Critics and adversaries often point to its poor record on human rights, its very cryptic and authoritarian nature, and its opposition to many western-world values, such as democracy and progress.
- Hobbesism - We have a lot in common.
- Anti-Satireism - I'm with you there, let us make those who called me Sager King disappear by my hand!
- State Atheism - Religions and faiths pose a fundamental danger to my rule. However, Confucianism isn’t necessarily a religion, it is a philosophy that I could use to strengthen the legitimacy of my governance.
- State Capitalism - State growth before capital growth.
- Nationalism - We will create a rejunevized Chinese nation.
- Authoritarian Conservatism - I’ll bring back traditional Chinese values to China.
- Conservative Socialism - What we need is building a rejuvenated Chinese nation alongside with socialism.
But screw Bo Xilai’s version of it.
- Environmentalism - China will be the leading future for alternative energy and China is the number one country in the world of renewable energy. Plus, I love making electric cars.
Just forget I'm also number one in coal mining as well and my pollution industries.
- Authoritarian Democracy - Consultative democracy is the best democracy for China.
Justi ignore that it's not real democracy and citizens don't have any real say in decision makings.
- Dengism - Made China great, but your control of the capitals is not enough. The ‘open’ of the reform and open was also unnecessary, we must close our country to prevent foreign threats
information outside the Great Fire Wallfrom coming in. You also dismantled much of the welfare system and was not socialist enough.
- Maoism - I and my father suffered greatly under the cultural revolution and I came to power through the arrest of Bo Xilai the Neo-Maoist. but for some reason, western media and the tankies seem to think I'm the next you. Still, I use your aesthetics to unite the people and avoid political polarization.
Proceed to jail all leftists
- Likonomics - We have our feuds from time to time as I'm moving away from free-market capitalism.
- Capitalism - You are evil, but a necessary one.
- Chiang-Kai-Shek thought - The nationalists contributed in the Sino-Japanese War but the CCP was still the pillar of the war. You also betrayed and backstabbed us in Shanghai Massacre and then in the Second Chinese Civil War. That being said, your authoritarian conservatism, nationalism, socialism, and Confucianism are all based.
Why are we so similar despite being from the other side of the parties?
- Chinese Blueshirtism - He likes Chinese nationalism and hyper-authoritarianism. That is very based. But supporting the ROC and Chiang Kai-shek is not. You're also the real chinazi, not me!
- Socialism - In 2050, China will become a socialist country.
Just believe me.Though many of you hates me because I kept capitalism and the market economy around.
- Brazilian Xi Jinpingism - Who the hell are you?
- Marxism - Regardless of what people say, I AM a Marxist.
Just ignore the Chinese billionaires, poor workers’ rights, and the second highest income inequality on earth.
- Tridemism - A great forthgoer of the Chinese national revolution as part of the Old Democracy and I am building the nationalism and socialism that you envisioned
by 2050 trust me. But still, the CPC was the better choice as part of the New Democracy and Mao was the founding father.
FOREIGN HOSTILE FORCES
- Mediacracy - You are all lying.
- Milk Tea Alliance - Free Hong Kong? It was "freed" in 1997. Also you're part of the CIA.
Even though I have no evidence.
- Anarcho-Communism - Too simple, sometimes naïve.
- Huism - Xi brother would notice you that June fourth isn't exist.
- Jiangism - I hate your oligarchs and cronies so I caught your tigers and flies.
- Bo Xilai Thought - Fuck you, kleptocrat!
- SJW - Baizuo!
- Taiwanese Separatism - Taiwan is an inalienable part of
fakeChina, prepare to die!
- Christian Democracy - Lmao you are being cracked down by me.
- Islamic Democracy - Same for you.
NOW GET INTO THE CAMPS!!
- Men's Liberation - You're just a western imperialist who tries to turn our male population weak.
- LGBT - Western degenerates who are getting banned from television broadcasts by me. But I can mildly tolerate the ‘T’ of LGBT unless they express themselves in public.
- Liberal Tridemism - PRC IS REAL CHINA REEEEE!!!!
- Left-Liberal Tridemism - A buncha Baizuo Right-KMT reactionaries.
- Syncretic Tridemism - Why tf do you hate me so much? You are just a neocon fake Tridemist!!!!
Everyone who hates me is a neocon regardless of their stance on interventionism.
- Gorbachevism - Your policies collapsed the USSR, and I’ll do everything I could to prevent a Chinese Gorbachev from collapsing the CCP Dynasty.
- Leviathan comes to Beijing
- Hobbes and Modern China: A Comparative Study
- Renewable energy capacity rank, Statista