China’s leader Xi Jinping elevated to the level of Mao in Communist pantheon

China’s Communist Party formally elevated President Xi Jinping to the same status as party legends Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping on Tuesday, writing his name into the party constitution and setting the nation’s leader up for an extended stay in power.

The unanimous vote to enshrine “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in a New Era” in the constitution came on the final day of the week-long 19th Party Congress, a five-yearly gathering of the party elite in the imposing and cavernous Great Hall of the People on the western side of Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square.

The meeting effectively marks the start of Xi’s second five-year-term as party general secretary, but the chances are now higher that this will not be his last.

“The amendment of the party constitution effectively confirms Xi Jinping’s aspiration to be the Mao Zedong of the 21st Century — that means a top leader with no constraints on tenure or retirement age,” said Willy Wo-Lap Lam, a political expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

“The fact that he has become the new helmsman of the ship of state, providing guiding principles for party, state and military, provides the perfect justification for him to stay number one well beyond the normal 10 years,” 

The inclusion of Xi’s name in the party’s document makes him only the third Chinese leader to be so honored, with his ideology joining Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory as a “guide to action.” It will now become compulsory learning for Chinese students from primary schools through to universities.

China’s Communist Party imposed a system of collective leadership after the death of Mao, scarred by the madness, cruelty and famine the one man had imposed through the disasters of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

As a result, Xi’s two predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao ruled through consensus — as the “first among equals” at the top of the ladder — and were limited to two terms in power.
Now the party is moving back in the other direction, betting on a man who aims to restore the party’s central role in society and the nation’s central role in global affairs.

Xi’s power is not unlimited, and many of his key policy measures reflect ideas adopted by the party before he took power. Yet the past week has seen an explosion of sycophancy toward China’s leader, after his mammoth three-and-a-half-hour speech kicked off proceedings last Wednesday. This is a personal style of rule, much like Vladi­mir Putin’s in Russia.

Throughout the week, senior officials lined up, one after the other, to abase themselves, lauding Xi’s profound, courageous, thrilling, insightful masterpiece of a speech, that shone “the light of Marxist Truth” and moved some of them from the bottom of their hearts. 

“In retrospect it was an overwhelming assertion of authority to a degree unseen since Mao,” said Francois Godemont, director of the China-Asia program at the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

Xi Jinping Thought embodies two important principles, experts say: first that the Party is in control of every aspect of life in China, from the economy to the Internet, from politics to culture and religion. The Party must be more disciplined, and more responsive to people’s needs, but its leadership must not be questioned.

The second is that China is on a path to become a true global superpower — very much on its own terms.
“Under his reign, there is no more hope of convergence,” said Godemont, referring to the idea that China would become more open, more ruled by law and more democratic, as it became wealthier, that its interests and political system with ultimately converge with those of the West. 

The idea of political reform in a Western sense is now firmly out of the window.
Xi’s message is one of a nationalist, assertive China, one that he says will not threaten the world, but will resolutely defend its interests.

“By the middle of this century or before, China aims to close the gap economically and militarily with the United States, and become the ultimate arbiter in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Lam.

If Mao’s era was one of revolution and nation-building, while Deng’s was one of reform and opening that set China on the path to becoming a global economic power, Xi’s era is, perhaps, one of control and nationalism.

Deng’s influence on the course of Chinese history was massive but his power was wielded less explicitly, often from a position behind the scenes. As a result, his “theory on socialism with Chinese characteristics” was not formally incorporated into the party constitution until after his death. 
Former leader Jiang’s ideological contribution is recognized in the document as the “Theory of Three Represents,” as is Hu’s “Scientific Outlook on Development,” but neither man is mentioned by name.

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Idk, china's gdp has stopped growing in later years, i doubt yhey will surpass he USA within the next 20 years

Hu jintao was way better

maoism was a mistake

What is his 'theory' anyway?

Why do they even call themselves the Communist Party? They preside over a capitalist shithole and periodically disappear people and engage in general oppressive dickery.


literally trumptard-tier.

Remember to apologize to Comrade Deng when we all live in communism.

The Chinese Communists mainly represented by Xi Jinping have created Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, leading Party officials said Wednesday.

Xi unveiled Wednesday morning a two-stage plan to make China a "great modern socialist country" by mid-21st century.

According to the new plan, the CPC will basically realize socialist modernization in the first stage from 2020 to 2035, before developing China into a "great modern socialist country" that is "prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful" after another 15 years.

"As China enters a new era, the CPC must write a new chapter of 21st century Marxism with a broader vision to achieve the goals set at the milestone congress," said Chen Shuguang, a professor with the Party School of the CPC Central Committee.


What kind of a suicidal promise is that? What happens when there is no modern socialist China in 2035?

Time to update "socialism with chinese characteristics" to "socialism with chinese characteristics in a new era"

Well its not suicidal if they accomplish it. The party will probably purge leadership if they dont keep their promises.


But they won't, obviously. The Party isn't going to suddenly implement socialism after becoming infested with capitalists and their cronies.

Its democratic centralism. All communist party members get to vote.

Its not sudden. They have 15+15 years to make China socialist. The first stage of "moderately prosperous country by 2020" has been accomplished.

Shut up Peter Woods


This is the equivilent of the “X IS NAZBOL” meme

I don't think that addresses the central point user was trying to make. His main concern was not the time period they've had to purportedly build socialism, but why they would make the transition to a socialist economy when the Chinese bourgeoisie is represented within the CCP itself. Are the Chinese capitalists planning to simply surrender their class interests in the name of Xi Jinping Thought?

"No, really, China is actually Socia–

The capitalist elite are secret communists, the Nazis were right all along.


Communist Party of China has 90 million members and the party leadership is accountable to all of them. Purges will be necessary and the anti corruption campaign led by Xi Jinping is a good start to get rid of these bourgeoisie elements.

The Communist Part of China has total control over all aspects of life in China. Im confident that the chinese bourgeoisie will be gulaged when the transition to socialism is achieved.

Trump-tier bullshiting


Why is Asian socialism so fucking autistic?

You can't go from feudalism to full communis with a finger snap you idiot.
First came Mao who had to perform the much need cleaning of society. Then it was necessary to industrialize the country and bring development. Only now China is starting to get ready to shift for communism and the central government will slowly fade away

Based. What do Chinese people think of this?

building industry and building socialism aren't the same thing. what has china done to build socialism?

Honestly the people who unironically buy into "China will be socialist by 2035" are the modern equivalent of the braindead morons who uncritically bought into Kruschev's "Communism in 20 years" bit back in the day (but this time with 10x extra "revisionism" to boot).

This isn't some "return to form" for a dormant revolutionary movement; it's an attempt by a now thoroughly bourgeois party to rekindle legitimacy in the face of potential looming crisis. China's current policies may have helped to industrialize the country, but nothing is going to bring socialism proper to China short another full-fledged revolution.

It's a seductive fantasy, believing that China is going to pull the ole-switcheroo and crash capitalism with no survivors. Especially for those that buy into all the Soviet imagery and that kind of thing. It simultaneously proves that socialism is right and that capitalism is doomed. The legacy of Pre-20th century communism is salvaged, and we aren't faced with the horrid bleakness of facing a world where The Left has basically been reduced to a skeleton and has to be rebuilt from the ground up.

It doesn't help either that in Marxist terms it isn't theoretically unreasonable. If the proletariat is the revolutionary force of our time, then you're not going to reach Communism without a substantial proletariat. Chinese people aren't any different from their Western or Japanese counterparts that experienced all the turmoil, hardship, and mounting inequity of industrialization. It makes a sort of sense in theory then for a Marxist party to seize the state, bring capitalism, brutalize the proletariat through the system of commodity production, and then increase antagonisms until the proletariat revolts, at which time the vanguard party controlling the government either lets itself be overthrown or otherwise cedes control. In comes socialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat. Hooray!

Maybe that was Deng's intention, but I find that hard to believe. The reality is that whatever revolutionary elements existed in the Chinese government were long ago purged and they're almost entirely red porkies now. They crush dissent and have done nothing to build up the working people as anything other than consumers. They play straight from the Imperialist playbook for precisely the same reasons. At least that's how it appears to me.

You don't legitimately fucking believe this, do you?

As much as I make fun of Mautists, they're not actually believing this shit?

You're not that fucking stupid, right?

The great leap forward.

It was a disaster and tens of millions of people died. So now they are going to implement it slowly instead of this autistic "WE WANT SOCIALISM NOW IMMEDIATELY OR ITS A PORKY REVISIONIST CONSPIRACY!".

So nothing
and more nothing.

Good to know.

No it truly was something and every socialist should learn about it.

And people act surprised when China turned into red capitalism


"What is socialism and what is Marxism? We were not quite clear about this in the past. Marxism attaches utmost importance to developing the productive forces.

We have said that socialism is the primary stage of communism and that at the advanced stage the principle of from each according to his ability and to each according to his needs will be applied.

This calls for highly developed productive forces and an overwhelming abundance of material wealth. Therefore, the fundamental task for the socialist stage is to develop the productive forces. The superiority of the socialist system is demonstrated, in the final analysis, by faster and greater development of those forces than under the capitalist system. As they develop, the people's material and cultural life will constantly improve. One of our shortcomings after the founding of the People's Republic was that we didn't pay enough attention to developing the productive forces. Socialism means eliminating poverty. Poverty is not socialism, still less communism."

—  Deng Xiaoping, on 30 June 1984 at a Central Committee plenum, in a speech discussing Marxist theory

If they intend to transition to a socialist economy they are better off gulaging them now. This will require an period of intensified class struggle and the Chinese bourgeoisie will not go quietly. They will use any power and influence they do have to keep this from happening, including foreign intervention if they can manage it. This amendment to the constitution amounts to a shot across the collective bow of the Chinese capitalists, they have time to lay plans if need be.

On a more personal note, I work for an American company which is itself owned by a Chinese company, so interesting times.

Am I supposed to be excited or happy about this?

So you prefer American hegemony?

How did I know some smug chucklefuck was going to try and come at me with that stupid bullshit you just tried?

So you are american and prefer liberalism over communism.

party that has bourgeoisie in its ranks is NOT a party of the proletariat. Period.
even during NEP bourgs were not allowed in the party
this is the first alarm bell that should've rang in your straw filled head

also, chink economy is slowing down, world demand is slacking
everything eds, export led growth is no exception
and NO country was able to replace foreign demand with domestic demand, so burden of debt hangs like a blade over their head

Capitalism failing China is only a good thing and pushes them to socialism.

yea, but party will be a bastion of reaction, not a vanguard

Yes the Communist Party will defend capitalism to the last man because there are few porkies in politburo.

is that sarcasm I hear?
go be a stupid faggot somewhere else


The worlds largest, richest and the most powerful country announced it will be socialist by 2050 and thats more important than anything discussed here. Maybe you should get the fuck out of my thread to support "real socialism" in rojava or other irrelevant shithole.


whoa there!
I almost creamed my pants! such greatness, mush wow

yea just like cornman announced SU will be communist by 80s

lel, what are you gonna do? call mods to get me off your property?

Would CCP treat leftcoms immigrants as enemies of the state?

Yes its "wow epic great" that 1/5 of worlds population is under total control of The Communist Party of China.

And you cant compare promises of a classless, stateless, moneyless communist utopia to building socialism in 30 years. If anything its too realistic plan and not fast enough.


I'd be willing to learn Mandarin, move to China and start aiding the communization process if the evidence to back up the CCP's claims keep mounting in the coming years. I'm actually not even a leftcom, more of an ancom, but as I assume that MLs treat anarchists as enemies I'd of course say that I'm a leftcom - if my leanings / commitment to the party were ever to come into question.

Again, do ML nation-states treat leftcoms as friends, foes or somewhere in-between? Where should I turn to educate myself on this?

Communists are better off in China than in capitalist countries, obviously. You'd have chance to attend the world conference of Marxism, for example:

get a load of this faggot
total control? majority of investment decisions are made by private sector you dip

I sure don't see any evidence of it mounting right now. If you for a moment imagine what it would take today to move to China and survive in the current year, you have to imagine a scenario where you go there to teach English to the elite, or work for a consultancy firm or something. That you could go to a shiny conference per is pure window dressing to the basic capitalist social dynamics.

It's a conference with over 200 leading Marxist academics from all over the world. It's surely something more substantial than shitposting retards on an image board, and something that would never happen in a purely capitalist country.

It doesn't matter at this point though. No matter what they do in China it will always be denounced as a ruse. Nevermind that billionaires have actually no power in the government and imprisoned of killed on a regular basis, for the ultraleft ideologues they will always be "porky".

Jeez why so salty. I'm not a leftcom but whatever floats your strawman.

How can anyone defend China when shit like this still exists. Can we be at the very least, skeptical?


No one is defending china, we're being optimistic

Nah, if they'll ever get to that stage they will just wipe out (or at the very least oppress) non-Chinese people.

They do. The families of the elites are billionaires, though they mostly hide it. They just live together less congenially than those in the west, hence you get a purge every once in a while.

I am vaguely familiar with the on-the-ground situation. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai and their surrounding areas are presently the most westernized (Beijing, the capital, is not). There's currently an Anglo community of petit bourgeois youtubers that come over to these more westernized areas to buy- I mean marry some rural girl, ride around on their motorcycles, often into poor peoples backyards, narrating and drawing in adbucks by narrating liberal platitudes and stereotyping Chinese people as dumb fucks that need to just be westernized already.

The rest (central, east, especially the north, northeast) I think could be assumed to be pretty low in liberal concentration. The government seems to maintain a tier system where they rank the cities/municipalities based on development. So for a Euro with some education I'd be to pick a tier III and up area void of liberal scum.

Pollution was my main concern before, i.e. the studies concluding that a day in x Chinese city was the equivalent of smoking two packs of cigarettes. That's nightmarish for someone who doesn't smoke. That's one step in the right direction from my POV. It's a social reform. They're no longer in the early capitalist developmental period where pollution and health is ignored in favor of economic growth. Such an action is a clear sign of a pivot, for me at least. Now if they approach workplace reform / cooperativization of industry I'm leaving this arrogant, neo-nationalist, exclusionary, spectative/virtualized continent behind.

Has anyone even heard of these "leading marxist academicians"? Nobody talks about any of them, so they're not exactly important.


Why would they want you in those cities, though? Chinese companies don't need westerners except for flagship purposes, white faces to market to the west and make foreign business men feel comfortable, or to educate the princelings. I don't think there are jobs for westerners except in cities like Shanghai.

real democracy not that fake western shit with votes

I think basically everyone who says that is just memeing.

Beware of memes. Cancer is right at their corner.

What does that even mean?

If an electrician, technician, [insert occupation here] is needed I don't think (?) I'd be discriminated against just because government data says I wasn't born in China. Where are you suggesting the point of potential discrimination resides? At the point of the employers? So then I'll just re-name myself Hung Wang (ba-dum tss). Many U.S. immigrants with 'too foreign' of a name re-name themselves to counter similar discrimination; this ain't a new thing.

What I mean is anywhere but some of the metropoles of east and south-central China

Your naiveté is adorable.


china has a massive unemployment problem, that's why their wages are so low
if you're not some highly demanded specialist then I don't think you will like it there

electricians and technicians are not scarce in china

This is why we're fucked as the left(one of the many reasons anyway)

China sumerized

Has Xi Jiping has done anything at all?
What is his economic policy?
What is his foreign policy?
He hasn't done anything at all!

read a book you fucking idiot

He's done plenty of things but none of them socialist.

Are you people seriously this uneducated? Fucking pick up a book, unironically. He's been pushing from the start of his Presidency for China to become the new norm setter in international relations and create an alternative to the capitalist model, starting by converting neighbours in the region. This is why you always hear about Chinese 'aggression' in the South China Sea etc. It's porky media trying to scare you and keep you from actually knowing what's going on. China's trying to establish win-win relations with neighbours, and it needs America to fuck off to do so, hence aggressive enforcement of maritime/air space sovereignty.

ching chong go home
nobody wants to listen to your rants about The New Chinese Era blah blah we dindu nuffin

go eat some puppies or whatever you do there in your spare time


Did you forget to prep the bull today, Jerry? Ahmed will slap the shit out of you today if you don't.

You can only insult Asian people about their language and our past diet because you literally can't insult us any other way. It's obvious you can't. You haven't yet. It's always the same thing

Give me an insult to my ethnicity that isn't based on my language or my habit for eating stray dogs

This is a creative writing challenge, roast me you stupid fucking thot

Chinese President Xi Jinping, recognized as the supreme leader and the “core” of the Communist Party of China, controls more power and authority than almost all of his modern political predecessors. Since he took power five years ago, he has taken on around a dozen leadership titles, putting him at the head of numerous major political and military decision-making bodies. He has entrenched his position at the top, so much so that some China watchers wonder if he will step down at the end of his second term.

imagine marx reading these words

just try and picture it

Xi and the other Chinese "communist" leaders are in a position of wealth and stability. Why the fuck would they change. A revolution for the workers must be perpetuated by the workers, otherwise it will devolve back to capitalism, as has been shown time and time again

Its a figure of speech. Its about the guiding theory of the Communist Party of China.

Workers have no theory. Only the vanguard of the workers can lead them to the final victory.

You don't know much about China, do you?

Discussion inside the communist party is more than encouraged.

Right because a small group of individuals elevated to a position of absolute power will never abuse said power for their own personal gain at the expense of the working class. Come the fuck on

so his theory is, "look how great we're going to be!!"

reminder that Holla Forums anarkiddies and mental midgets think US contra proxy of YPG is building socialism and china is just capitalist revisionists

*state is captured by proletariat and used to further their emancipation*
but wage labor lol

*ethnostate backed by CIA death squads pays lip service to an irrelevant """anarchist""" hack*
datz da good shit

Ocalan is a maoist you moron.

oh for sure my man

Is anyone in the chinese communist party still a ML?

Fucking Based

lol yeah, not like Mao warned the country that the revisionists and capitalists would seek to infiltrate the CPC 50 years ago