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Xi Jinping era: China now blames foreign politics for Tiananmen massacre | World News

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A rare document updating and revising China’s history released by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has come down hard on corruption, “money worship” and extreme individualism, adding that under President Xi Jinping stronger party discipline is needed.

The resolution on the party’s “achievements and historical experiences” reiterates that the Tiananmen massacre of 1989 – in which an unknown number of Chinese citizens demanding political freedom were killed by the armed forces – was caused… by “hostile anti-Communist forces”.

The release of the resolution, and, separately, an explanation of the resolution by President Xi himself, has cemented his position as one of China’s most powerful leaders ever.

The release of the documents – such a resolution published only for the third time in CPC’s 100-year history – strengthens President Xi Jinping’s dominance in the run-up to what is likely to be a precedent-breaking third term…

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