6. History Will Be Forcibly Rewritten
The Communist Party of China has very publicly declared its intention to rewrite history. In a speech, President Xi Jinping told his country that he was working to improve “international communication” so that they could “present a true, multi-dimensional, and panoramic view of China.”
That might sound like a lot of fluff, but other documents from the People’s Republic show exactly what that means. China is determined to rewrite what they consider “Western misconceptions” of history—or, in other words, to replace the world’s perception of history with theirs.
One of the bullet points on their agenda is to change our concept of Chairman Mao and to get the world to accept him as a wise, influential leader. They want to break down the perception that the rise of communism in China brought problems and make it seem gentler. And they want to get rid of the idea that the Tiananmen Square Massacre was an injustice.