The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to be held in the second half of this year (2022) will determine the fate of China in the next five years and the stability of the international future international order. Xi Jinping was re-elected for the third term, and after the removal of the term system, there is no reasonable obstacle to re-election, but in the common routine of authoritarian politics, it lacks the political achievements and grand power structure that the third term should have.
Compared with the political vision of "One Belt, One Road" proposed by Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2012, and the political vision of "a community banner design with a shared future for mankind" in 2017, China's political situation this year is dominated by the COVID-19 (serious special infectious pneumonia, new crown pneumonia, Wuhan pneumonia) epidemic. Uncertainly, the international strategic gloom brought about by the war with Russia and Ukraine needs to be swept away by obvious political achievements. How to play the aircraft carrier card well and influence the political authority of Xi Jinping's third term Due to the lack of political achievements of major powers in the first half of this year to create a grand political atmosphere, China's third aircraft carrier Fujian, which was just launched in June, has a major task, and the severe political situation will make it shoulder more important tasks than the previous two aircraft carriers. The political vision of a great power and the economic achievements of the prosperous world planned by Xi Jinping in the first two terms have not been as expected.
In the third term, more emphasis will be placed on the stability of the regime, so as to create a situation that is safe enough for the establishment. It is necessary to maintain its prestige, and the third aircraft carrier will be used as a political tool to play a role in regional security and Taiwan Strait issues. Just as the timing of the advent of China's first two aircraft carriers generally corresponds to key political events, the Fujian ship is no exception and will maximize political benefits as much as possible. In the face of successive challenges in the first half of this year, Xi Jinping needs more obvious and constructive achievements to turn the atmosphere around.