How the Xi Jinping Regime is Leading Public Opinion by Eto Naoko (Professor, Faculty of Law Gakushuin University)
Social control in China is being rapidly strengthened. In the economic field, the Xi Jinping administration presented the concept of "common prosperity" on August 17, 2021, dividing the distribution of wealth into three categories: distribution through economic activities (first distribution), distribution by the government through taxation, etc. (second distribution), and voluntary distribution through donations, etc. (third distribution). The goal is to enrich society as a whole by strengthening the redistribution of wealth. Large companies such as Tencent and Alibaba.com were among the first to announce that they would return profits based on donation projects. In the field of education, the curriculum was changed to emphasize the history of the Chinese Communist Party or CCP by reorganizing the division of public history education into Party history, new China history, reform and opening-up history, and socialist development history from April 2021.