Dahua Holds Xi Jinping Study Session, Then Hides

By Charles Rollet, Published Apr 16, 2021, 07:58am EDT

Just last month, Dahua employees held a meeting to "thoroughly study and implement" Secretary-General Xi Jinping's latest speech in order to "improve" their "political judgment".

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However, Dahua deleted this announcement, hours after IPVM reached out for comment.

Dahua's site had announced:

“大华安保”组织召开“学党史、促发展、做贡献” 专题会议

"Dahua Security" organized a special meeting on "Learning Party History, Promoting Development, and Making Contributions"

The image below from the announcement has a poster on the left with the headline "新时代 新思想 新目标 新征程' or “New Era, New Thinking, New Goals, New Journey" - a keystone slogan of Xi Jinping Thought.

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The announcement declared that:

会议要求全体党员深入学习贯彻习总书记在当时学习教育动员大会上的重要讲话精神,学习领悟好党的历史,不断提高政治判断力、政治领悟力、政治执行力。

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The meeting required all party members to thoroughly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi’s important speech at the study and education mobilization meeting at that time, to learn and understand the party’s history, and to continuously improve political judgment, political understanding, and political execution.

IPVM discovered this as part of an investigation into Dahua's extensive security operations inside of China where Dahua monitors police security systems and helps arrest criminals, as we explained in this video:

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Dahua promptly deleted the webpage after IPVM notified them we planned to report on it. Dahua also refused to explain why they deleted the announcement.

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Dahua 2019 Wearing Communist Party Hammer and Sickle

Dahua celebrated the PRC's 70th anniversary, in 2019, with a video of various Dahua employees wearing China Communist Party hammer and sickle pins as shown below:

Studying Xi Jinping Spreading

China has opened "dozens of new libraries and learning centers dedicated to Xi Jinping Thought" and launched an app to do the same, per state media. Companies have followed suit with Tik Tok's owner Bytedance holding a meeting to study a speech by Xi.

Hikvision is part of this trend with its Chairman Chen Zongnian pledging to "deeply practice" Xi Jinping Thought while Hikvision's Xinjiang employees were pictured in front of a Xi Jinping slogan to "firmly remember [the Party's] mission":

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Geopolitical Risks As Global Tensions Rise

Dahua partnering with PRC police and Xi Jinping study is good for its China business but poses risks overseas amid global tensions with China. This could see Dahua subject to further sanctions/restrictions in countries concerned about Xi Jinping's policies such as mass detentions in Xinjiang and militarizing the South China Sea.

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