[Marxism] Re: Sharp Debate Erupts in China Over Socialism and Capitalism
Marla Vijaya kumar
marlavk at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 12 09:59:10 MST 2006
I agree with Louis. The leadership of the Chinese CP is opportunistic enough to slightly appear to be swinging to the left whenever they fear that their house is on fire. To illustrate, here are some excerpts from the NYT article:
"Hu is himself a centrist who is not really pursuing one agenda or the other," observed a party official who said he could be punished for talking about leadership politics if he were quoted by name. "But he did pull us to the left to restore balance, and that gave the old guard an opportunity it has not had in years."
Some concerned Chinese intellectuals might be putting up a fierce resistance to the restoration of capitalism (aka. Neoliberalism in Full Force) in the most unabashed way, which even the BJP and Congress Party governments in India had been doing in a more cautious and subtle way. The leftist opposition in Chinese CP is almost decimated. If at all a reversal of the tide has to take place, it has to be at the grass roots, by mass movements of the deprived people.
Again from the NYT article: Riots have become a fixture of rural life in China more than 200 "mass incidents of unrest" occurred each day in 2004, police statistics show undermining the party's insistence on social stability.
So back to struggle Comrades!
PS: I got curious about Gong Xiantians paper but my search has yielded no result. Can anybody help?
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