Prepared for Panashe | Delivered July 29, 2019
Chinese Communism Beliefs
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To understand the belief system behind Chinese Communism.
HISTORY OF COMMUNISM
Communism is described as being a "
political and economic ideology
that calls for a classless, government-controlled society in which everything is shared equally".
in Russia in 1917, but has since spread to China, Korea, Kenya, the Sudan, Cuba, and Nicaragua, among many other countries.
The Communist Party of China was formed in
, and Mao Zedong became its leader in
Mao led a revolution
, and the communist party obtained control in 1947."
In 1949, Mao "
[declared] his creation
of the People’s Republic of China".
When Communism was first introduced to and instated in China, the country "
followed the example
of the soviet model of development through heavy industry with surpluses extracted from peasants".
After Mao's death in 1976, Deng Xiaoping took over China's Communist Party. "
He instituted changes
in the economic system where they developed what he considered to be socialism with Chinese characteristics." Specifically, this was called "market socialism".
The CCP has
more than 85 million
active members, making it one of the largest political parties in the world.
Throughout the country, every province has
two sets of government
officials: local government, and Communist party officials.
In China, "
the Communist leadership
structure is geared toward capitalist ends". This is in opposition to traditional Communism, which is opposed to Capitalism.