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Saturday, January 27, 2018

China- Students and intellectuals denounce the detention of a Maoist student leader from Peking University by the Chinese authorities.

This is a much longer article than the one I posted last week. This is significant because China is the home of Maoism and it has a communist party that pretends that Mao is the founder of the party and government as well as being relevant to all of that today. However, there are real Maoist who want to seriously follow that philosophy and they want China to return to that ideology. These Maoist are not unlike those of us in the West who follow this philosophy and it is not surprising that the present day Chinese government does not tolerate them. – សតិវ ​អតុ
Translated to English by Google:

A letter from a group of university students and intellectuals from Peking University denounces the persecution of Maoism in China and calls for the release of the Maoist student, Zhang Yunfan. 

The graduate of Peking University, Zhang Yunfan, 24, was arrested in a Maoist reading session on November 15, as explained in the letter published in the South China Morning Post. 

The student leader was accused of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order", after expressing his opinion about "certain historical events", according to the authorities' explanation, adding that he had been locked in an unspecified place and that he would remain detained for six months. The aforementioned "events" refer to the galloping precarization of the conditions of the Chinese proletariat in the face of the increasing increase in the profits of the, also growing in number, Chinese capitalists.

One of the signatories of the letter is Qian Liqun, an expert in post-Mao literary and cultural criticism, and a retired professor from Peking University. Other of the signing Maoist intellectuals are Kong Qingdong, who also teaches at the university, and Fan Jinggang, the founder of the Wuyou bookstore, very popular among Chinese Maoists.

It is known that Zhang, as some Internet sources show, led a group of students from Peking University on a visit to the birthplace of Mao Zedong, and that they paid homage to the founder of the People's Republic of China, and it is suspected that this could trigger his arrest.

A testimony, which made statements on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said that Zhang was very concerned about the poor conditions of immigrant workers in China and that in the past he had volunteered to teach children in disadvantaged areas. It seems to be linked to Maoist movements.

Zhang Yunfan, Maoist student leader

One of the most well-known Maoist movements in the West is the Maoist Communist Party of China - it is a clandestine anti-revisionist communist party of the People's Republic of China that follows Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. The PCMCh sought to replace the "revisionist ruling bloc within the Chinese Communist Party" (CCP), whose reforms since Mao's death have "restored capitalist social conditions." Following this objective, PCMCh intends to initiate a "second socialist revolution" to reestablish the dictatorship of the proletariat.

The PCMCh was founded on November 28, 2008 and has brought together members and supporters, in an unconfirmed state, which extends to thousands in rural China, among workers and peasants unhappy with the precariousness of working conditions and the boom of the big capitalist companies in the country, growing the percentage of means of production in private hands year after year.

It emerged from within the CCP itself. In 2007, seventeen members of the CPC, from retired officers, military officers and academics, issued a public letter to the CPC urging the end of pro-capitalist reforms and to return to "Mao Zedong Thought." This became a significant shock to the minds of the Chinese working class, as it showed that the growing discontent within the CCP was not only for those who lived on the streets and rural lands of China, but also for those who had worked closely. with the CCP. 

Finally, the PCMCh, due to the persecutions, did not develop as a party, although similar Maoist movements spread through China as capitalism developed in the country and worsened the social and labor conditions of the workers and peasants.

The Maoists criticize China's current economic and political system, which betrays the vision of Mao Zedong and the Chinese working class of a socialist economy. They also denounce the reforms that are prone to the country's market economy, which is causing a growing wealth gap and growing corruption.

Support for the Maoist movement has grown in recent years and, as a result, its meetings are closely monitored by the authorities. However, the persecution of Maoism in China can not be done as openly as the government and its, because, against the CPC elite and the growing Chinese bourgeoisie (remember that today China is the second country in number of billionaires), a large number of workers and peasants are still considered Maoist and reject the reforms towards capitalism of the gentrified communist leadership led by Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jimping. As stated in the article by BN Turner, Financial Capital in China ,

"All this development of Chinese capitalism, today the world's first financial power also financial, has developed since Den Xiaoping and his acolytes, whom Mao had already unmasked as the" defenders of the capitalist road ", launched the" good news "that "Getting rich is glorious", beginning to fill the Party of the followers of what is known as xiahai (which could be translated as "plunging into the sea of
​​private enterprise"), also known as "red capitalists" ".

We also remember that recently a group of Chinese students in Berlin denounced, in an interview translated by this blog and Victory of the Oppressed and Exploited , that " In China there is an enormous exploitation and a great development of capitalism / imperialism. A lot of Chinese capital is abroad, there are many protests and strikes, the masses often fight spontaneously and without clear leadership against the capitalists, the real communists participate with them in their effort, many capitalists do not call the police, They call the mafia, simply because it is cheaper, there is a high rate of homeless people, many sleep in railway stations or empty buildings (...) However, we can not and should not be too open with many of our positions. Repression today is huge in China. We have training meetings in a clandestine way and we also organize a night school for university workers and employees ".

The differences, then, are less and less between the People's Republic of China and the traditionally capitalist countries, a situation that is increasingly suffered by the workers and peasants and the defenders of socialism and by a Communist Party at the service of the working class and not of the working class. market

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