Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua
Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua
Zhengxu Wang
Opinion

Opinion

Zhengxu Wang

Why US travel ban on China’s Communist Party members is a misguided idea

  • It would be a mistake for the United States to think it can separate the Chinese government from the Chinese people, or the party from the Chinese people
  • If the US truly wants the Chinese people to succeed, it should stop undermining the Chinese government, as only it can help them to be successful

Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua
Communist Party leaders hold the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28. Attempts to drive a wedge between the Communist Party and the Chinese people are doomed to failure because the Communist Party is the Chinese people. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhengxu Wang

Zhengxu Wang

Dr Zhengxu Wang is distinguished professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA), Fudan University. Previously he served as senior fellow and acting director at the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, as well as research fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore.