Jianli Yang – November 15, 2021

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has publicly accused Zhang Gaoli — a former member of the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee (the highest authority in the Chinese Communist Party) and a former Chinese vice premier — of sexual coercion, generating a worldwide media buzz.

It is not so much the stories of sex and corruption at the top ranks of the CCP leadership that shock people. Based on common sense and the general public’s awareness of the magnitude of corruption within the CCP, it would be surprising if Zhang Gaoli was “clean.” A few years ago, the CCP prosecuted Zhou Yongkang (a former Communist Party leader of the same level as Zhang Gaoli, and Xi Jinping’s primary obstacle to the top spot of Chinese leadership) for, among other things, “committing adultery with multiple women and engaging in power-for-money and power-for-sex transactions.” Almost all the CCP officials who have fallen under Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, regardless of gender, have been charged with similar crimes. Delving back a bit further in history, the story of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong’s sexual debauchery has always been well-known to the masses, and many Chinese people are no longer shocked by such behavior.

What is shocking is that Peng Shuai complained openly. She is the first person in the history of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule to use her real name and identity to publicly accuse a top CCP leader of abusing his position of power to coerce her into having sexual relations. Mao is now such a distant figure in history that the stories of his womanizing ways are regarded as historical “anecdotes” having little to do with current politics. As for the allegation that Zhou Yongkang “committed adultery with multiple women and traded his power for… [Continue Reading]

Source: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/11/is-china-having-a-me-too-moment/