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China announces 2nd World Congress on Marxism in Beijing

A key feature of the  recent 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the events leading to it, was the strong emphasis placed on Marxism in China. This was underlined in Xi Jinping’s report to the Congress. It was stated explicitly in official reports Chinese reports of the Congress in the mainstream…

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China was ready to support Greece at the height of the 2015 debt crisis says former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis – an important lesson for Europe

  In an important and revealing video former Finance Minister in Greece’s Syriza government, Yanis Varoufakis, has revealed his successful negotiations for a mutually beneficial investment agreement between China and Greece at the height of the Greek debt crisis in 2015. This revelation explains several important recent developments regarding Greece and China and has important…

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By 2022 China will enter the ranks of world high income countries – creating a ‘new era’ in the global economy

  ​China at the 19th CPC Congress reaffirmed its immediate domestic goal as to ‘comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society’ by 2020. This forms a corner stone of China’s ‘new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics’. But to judge the international impact of this goal it may be noted that ‘moderate prosperity’ is a specifically…

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China is strengthening Marxism internationally – a Chinese analysis

The following analysis of the significance of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Congress is by Liu Zhiqin, Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China. Its focus is not only the significance of the Congress within China but China’s international role in the strengthening of Marxism. It originally appeared in…

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Chinese socialism’s rapid economic growth, Western capitalism’s ‘new mediocre’ – economic background to the 19th Communist Party of China Congress

  The present 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) occurs on the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis and the 10th of the US subprime mortgage collapse which ignited the international financial crisis. This necessarily leads leads to analysis of the achievements and trends of China’s economy in comparison with these…

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