Followers of society, including the former personal secretary of the leader of the "cultural revolution" Mao Zedong said that the creation of the letters by the inspired words of the August premier of the State Council of China Wen Tszyabao the need for political reform. Veteran Communists want to support his act, the party reformists who are prone to weakening of control over society.
The emergence of the Internet was preceded by a letter which began on Friday, the plenum of the Communist Party of China, which discusses plans for development of the country in the next five years.
"The movement in the direction of the Chinese giant economic openness is not accompanied by any significant steps toward political liberalization —
states, analyzing the said letter, the newspaper "The Wall Street Journal". Many analysts say China's developing a new model: the authoritarian state capitalism, which provides rapid economic growth and pushes political dissent in the name of social stability.
Letter veteran communists was published in Chinese in the microblogging site www.sina.com, demonstrating the important role played by the Internet in China for the promotion of political freedoms. By the way, in a similar way — using Twitter — Liu Xia, the wife of a prisoner Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, expressed on Wednesday protested against keeping her under house arrest.
In an open letter states that the Constitution guarantees citizens freedom of expression of the PRC, but in practice no freedom is not allowed.
"This kind of false democracy, which is approved in principle, but refuses to reality — it is a scandal in the history of
democracy, "- wrote the veterans of the Communist Party of China. The letter emphasized that" Chinese citizens have the right to know the error of the ruling party. "
Most of the signatories of the letter — the reformists, who performed with the likes of appeals before. On today political influence these people limited — because of their very old age.
Nevertheless, According to observers, the letter of veterans may enhance China's public debate on political reforms. The Chinese government has not officially commented on the letter.
excerpts from a letter
- "Our main demand — the system of censorship was abolished in favor of a system of legal responsibility"
- "There is no longer a taboo for our Party's history. Chinese citizens have the right to to know the error of the ruling party "
- "The Internet — an important discussion platform in our society and voice the views of citizens. Authorities responsible for the regulation of the Internet, should not arbitrarily delete online posts and online comments"