Cai Xia, once a professor at China’s elite Central Party School, told the Guardian that she was “happy” to be kicked out of Xi’s party after an audio taping of her, in which she criticized Xi, was leaked two months ago. She said many in the party are opposed to Xi but fear what will happen if they speak out — including being hit with corruption charges.
“When no one can oppose him, that means that his power is unlimited,” she told the Guardian in an exclusive interview. “He has made the world an enemy. At home, all these big issues are left to him to decide. In other words, whether it is a domestic or international issue, it is very difficult for others to restrict him. It is inevitable that his judgment and decisions will be mistaken.
“It is a vicious cycle. After a wrong decision is made, the result is not good. But those below are too afraid to tell him and wrong decisions continue to be made until the situation is out of control. In this vicious cycle, there is no way to stop the country from sliding toward disaster.”