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English Journal for Chinese Communist Party Theory

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Jan 2008, 19:10
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Post 12 Jul 2012, 02:30
Hey I just found a new english-language journal of translations from theoretical journals within the CPC.

Very useful for any S-Ers who want to know whats going on in China from the horse's mouth.

An interesting representative article is this one on how "Western democracy is crony capitalism " ... 168344.htm

Why a Western-style Multi-party System Would Not Be Suitable for China ... 112471.htm

Qiushi Journal is the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Qiushi Journal is the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). It is the most influential and authoritative magazine devoted to policy-making and theoretical studies, with a circulation of 1.26 million. Qiushi Journal is derived from the four-character phrase shi shi qiu shi, which means “seeking truth from facts.” The magazine’s circulation now covers more than 100 countries and regions all over the world.

By selecting and translating important articles from the Chinese edition of Qiushi Journal and its affiliated publication Red Flag Manuscript, and abstracts of theoretical articles from other important Chinese periodicals, the English edition of Qiushi Journal aims to promote the CPC and Chinese exchanges with foreign political parties and countries, and function as a platform for authoritative interpretations of the principles and strategies with which the CPC and the Chinese government run the country, as a top communication channel for publicizing China’s development theory, path and model and as an important window for political and academic circles and the people of foreign countries to learn about and study Chinese affairs.

With its first public appearance on October 1st 2009, the English edition of Qiushi Journal is a quarterly periodical and the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter issues come off the press on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st respectively each year. ... 112512.htm
" The process of working out this path lasted for ten years, from 1956 to 1966. This was a tortuous decade in the development of Chinese socialism, as well as a decade in which the CPC was trying to work out what socialism is and how to develop socialism. China made tremendous achievements as well as big mistakes during this time. And the rectification of those mistakes also required study. One of the approaches was to call on and arrange for the cadres to study. In November 1958 Mao wrote a letter to all Party cadres from the Central Committee down to the local level titled, “My Suggestions,” requiring all cadres to study Stalin’s Economic Problems of Socialism in the U.S.S.R and Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin on Communism. From reading these two books the cadres learned the differences between socialism and communism and gained a better understanding of socialist commodity production, use of the rule of value and other relevant issues. At that time Mao Zedong thankfully declared that the rule of value “is a great school.”

Soon after Mao Zedong called on the whole Party to study those two books, he recommended that leading cadres read the Soviet work, Textbook on Political Economics. He read the book first himself over a period of two months. Following his lead, leading Party cadres, particularly high-ranking leading Party cadres, carefully read the book, studying the fundamental principles of Marxist political economics in a fairly systematic manner. Through this study activity, the CPC gained a new perspective on adapting Marxism to conditions in China and theoretical innovation during the period of socialism. While the cadres were reading the book, Mao said, “The Communist Party of any country and the ideological circles of any country should create new theories, write new works and produce their own theoreticians.” Experience has shown that this reading activity has an important and long-lasting impact on the development of the Party’s ideological theories."
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Kamran Heiss
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
Post 12 Jul 2012, 02:42
I personally find it hypocritical that the CPC, which presides over one of the worst, most unfair, most corrupt, most unequal and most brutal dog-eat-dog societies in the world, finds it appropriate the criticize "crony capitalism" of the West without saying a word about the domestic situation in China in regards to inequality and the lack of democracy.
As if "money for power deals" and lobbying don't exist in China, perhaps in somewhat different forms!

This is simply embarassing to read:
In so far as the development of democratic politics is concerned, the profound notion of equality which is embodied in the state system established by China after 1949 represents the foundation for realizing Chinese-style democracy. If China is able to develop a form of participatory democracy on the basis of equality in practice, it will have made a great contribution to humankind.
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