Recently, NetEase News published an article titled “Southern Normal University Professor Li Jiange: The common people should spend the money they earn on the party and civil servants.” The article aroused criticism, prompting NetEase to delete it, showing a 404 error when searching on Chinese Baidu.
Vision Times republished the content on August 22 recounting Nan Normal University professor Li Jiange once said that the Chinese people should spend most of the money they earn on the Party and civil servants. The higher the level, the better we can serve the common people. he added that the CCP should send the police to protect companies from the threat of wage-seekers, and strictly control the media to prevent them from causing trouble.
According to Baidu, Li Jiange was born in December 1949 in Nantong, Jiangsu province, and holds a master’s degree in economics from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He served as the deputy director of the Economic System Reform Office (of the CCP State Council), and the deputy director of the Development Research Center of the CCP State Council. He used to be the vice chairman of Central Huijin Investment Company, and the chairman of China International Capital Corporation.
In a NetEase article on January 6, Li said that wages can’t be raise and low wages was China’s advantage. Vision Times quoted a netizen who pointed out: “The common people don’t have a few pieces of meat in their bowls, so don’t keep staring at the common people’s rice bowls!”
Li believes that if workers’ wages are raised, the industrial chain will move outward. This is very detrimental to economic development. If you keep wages low and provide low-priced labor all the time, you can always turn a profit.
However, according to the Vision Times, the common people’s food, clothing, housing, transportation, and sleeping are all necessary, and they all need to spend money, not to mention how hard the common people have to work to earn those wages, plus they have to make monthly mortgage and car loan payments. If we remove these necessary expenses, how much can be left? If prices continue to rise and wages don’t, people can’t even eat, how can they work well? People have no money to spend, how can they stimulate domestic demand?
Especially since the outbreak of the epidemic, many small and medium-sized enterprises have closed down, brick-and-mortar stores have closed, many companies have taken time off to reduce wages, and many people have lost their jobs and have nothing to do at home.
For economist Li Jiange ‘s remarks that “the common people should spend the money they earn on the party and civil servants “, netizens commented.
Vision Times quoted some comments from Chinese internet users who pointed out that peoples’ patience is wearing thin and their frustrations are showing more and more. There was a time when they didn’t dare speak out but time has long gone.
A netizen said :”I can’t believe that a person who claimed to be a scholar can be so shameless.”
“tdk7915 T” said: “This is a country where the people cannot keep their land, their property, their houses, their dignity, their jobs, their studies, their careers, and their love. I can’t protect my children, I can’t protect my pension, I can’t protect my speech, I can’t protect my stomach, I can’t protect my pets, I can’t protect my organs, I can’t protect my savings, but I must resolutely protect the mother Party (the mother Party is what the Chinese leaders say to the people).”
“Tilt up 45 degrees” said: “There is such a group of people who supervise themselves, agree with themselves, affirm themselves, praise themselves, promote themselves, give themselves power, give themselves honor, and raise their own salaries, formulate various benefits for themselves, arrange for their own children to take over, and then say that they are wholeheartedly serving the people’s well-being. I don’t ask you whether you believe it or not, just ask whether you are convinced!”