On Monday, Cai Xia, a retired professor of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, was expelled from the party.
The irony of her alleged crime is that the former teacher of the communist doctrine starts to criticize the communist. She was born into a privileged ‘red family’ of the ruling party. She claimed that her defiance of the CCP is part of a popular movement among the CCP princelings.
In an interview, she talked about how elites in the party assessed the strengths and weaknesses of China and the United States at the beginning of the trade war. She said that there were voices in the party calling for a ceasefire, but totalitarian autocracy turned a deaf ear to oppositions.
Party School Professors Become “Thought Criminals”
On August 17, the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China expelled the retired professor Cai Xia from the party by a phone call and an announcement and canceled her retirement benefits. The announcement stated that Cai Xia “has serious political problems and damages the country’s reputation.”
The “Global Times” article accused Cai Xia of “frequently publishing defamatory statements about the CCP and China.” The article also said that Cai Xia had spoken out in support of real estate tycoon Ren Zhiqiang.
On Monday, Cai Xia told the media that this was related to the exposure of her private criticism of Xi Jinping and the Hong Kong National Security Law. She had been contemplating quitting the communist “mafia”, and now she was expelled to “regain her freedom”.
Cai Xia said that this series of accidents forced her to stay in the United States, and her friends in Beijing privately advised her not to return to China to avoid getting disappeared like what has happened to Ren Zhiqiang.
Cai Xia was born in 1952 and had taught at the Party Building Education and Research Department of the Central Party School for nearly 40 years before retiring.
The Central Party School is not only a school for the CCP to train leading cadres and study-related theories. Successive CCP leaders such as Mao Zedong, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping have concurrently served as principals of the party school.
Cai Xia’s voice is regarded as opposition from the core of the CCP
Cai Xia has accused Xi Jinping of ‘killing a party and a country’ and claimed there is widespread discontent against President Xi within the party.