The West is once again using the COVID-19 pandemic to whip up international hostility towards China, instead of approaching it as a common threat to humanity. This approach has dangerous consequences.
The West’s policies when confronted with Covid, compared to China’s, have been both a health and an economic disaster. There have been many demonstrations of the superiority of China’s socialist system compared to Western capitalism. The different policies to deal with Covid are the latest and one of the clearest.
The facts show clearly that in 2023, the issue is by how much China’s economy it will accelerate, whereas in the US by how much its economy will slow down. After three pandemic years during which China already outgrew the West by a huge margin, this is an extremely striking situation.
Socialist China has a policy of raising living standards. In contrast, the main imperialist centres are pursuing a conscious policy to lower them. The ILO report reveals how much Chinese real wages have risen, whilst those in the imperialist states have fallen.
The African continent, which previously was entirely beholden to the politics and markets of our former colonisers, now has options, choices that can benefit our people and strengthen our sovereignty.
The CPC held the 20th Congress of the world’s most successful political party. This is not a rhetorical exaggeration it is a simple question of fact.