‘Second Generation Red’ Fall in Behind Xi Jinping

For The Age, John Garnaut reports that Party General Secretary Xi Jinping has consolidated the support of the offspring of the Communist revolutionaries, since he himself is a member of their group, unlike his predecessor, Hu Jintao:

At the largest reunion, held on Saturday at the People’s Liberation Army’s August 1 film studio in West Beijing, children of revolutionary leaders lauded the Xi administration for “correcting” the Party’s course at its “critical moment of life and death”, when it was in danger of abandoning socialism altogether.

“There is hope in the snake year now the Party leadership has shown us the content and direction of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics,” Hu Muying, the daughter of former Politburo member Hu Qiaomu, told the gathering of about a thousand descendants of revolutionary veterans.

“We shall prove by our own actions that we, the children of veterans, are indeed worthy of the name ‘Second Generation Red’,” said Ms Hu. “Let’s strive together towards The China Dream,” she said, endorsing Mr Xi’s political motto.

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