Lenin’s New Economic Policy and Deng Xiaoping’s Reform and Opening Up – Contradictions of Communist Theory and the Embrace of State-Led Markets

Poster of Deng Xiaoping in Lizhi Park (by そらみみ via Wikimedia Commons) When the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Russian government and established the world's first Communist dictatorship in 1917, the new regime's aim was to abolish capitalism. “Socialism means the abolition of classes,” declared Lenin… Continue reading Lenin’s New Economic Policy and Deng Xiaoping’s Reform and Opening Up – Contradictions of Communist Theory and the Embrace of State-Led Markets

The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest 2019 (by Studio Incendo via Wikimedia Commons) On 30 June 2020, the unelected, Communist Party-controlled legislature of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed by a unanimous vote a new national security law for the former British colony of Hong Kong. According to Article 1, the law was enacted for the… Continue reading The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Chinese Government Removes References To Mao Zedong’s “Mistakes” During The Cultural Revolution From School Textbooks

The Chinese government has removed references to former Communist leader Mao Zedong's "mistakes" during the Cultural Revolution from 8th grade school textbooks. The old version of the textbook stated: "In the 1960s Mao Zedong mistakenly believed that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party was engaging in revisionism, and that the Party and the… Continue reading Chinese Government Removes References To Mao Zedong’s “Mistakes” During The Cultural Revolution From School Textbooks

Deng Xiaoping On Personality Cult And One-Man Rule – 1980 Interview

On February 25 Chinese state media announced a list of proposed amendments to China’s Constitution that will in all likelihood be adopted at the National People’s Congress (NPC) starting on March 5. One of the the 21 proposed amendments is the abolition of the current limit of two five-year terms for the office of the President and… Continue reading Deng Xiaoping On Personality Cult And One-Man Rule – 1980 Interview