China developed its policies to deal with its national issues. But in so doing it has created both practical and theoretical achievements which are the world’s most advanced. Given the gigantic scale of China’s achievements anyone with sense in the world will study these intently.
European launch event for ‘China’s Great Road: Lessons for Marxist Theory and Socialist Practices’, the new book by John Ross
– 2pm (BST) Saturday 10 July
Deng Xiaoping was above all a great leader of the Chinese people. Through pursuit of his country’s national revival, lifting over 620 million people out of poverty, he also made an unparalleled contribution to humanity’s overall well-being. But if that were not enough, he had another achievement. By far the greatest economist of the 20th century was not Keynes, Hayek or Friedman but Deng Xiaoping.
In each stage of its existence, the CPC has sought to creatively apply and develop Marxism according to the prevailing concrete circumstances; always seeking to safeguard China’s sovereignty, maintain peace, and build prosperity for the masses of the people. Through many twists and turns, this has been a constant of a hundred years of Chinese Revolution.
Imperialism’s interest in overturning the rule of the CPC in China, under the euphemistic rubric of “security”, “democratic values” and “rules based order”, was codified in the week of summitry comprising the meetings of the G7, NATO and the Biden-Putin summit.
The accumulated achievements of China since its revolution of 1949 are so great that they have now not only changed the world but must lead every socialist and progressive person to think about their relation to them.