Communist parties meet in ‘World Symposium’

More than 150 representatives of Communist and workers’ parties participated in a World Symposium organised online by the Communist Party of China (CPC) last week (27 May 2021).  The meeting began with a message of greetings from Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping. He told the international guests that “Marxism sheds light in a scientific way on the laws governing the development of human society, showing the way forward to emancipation and stimulating the advance of civilisation.”

All the questions socialists have about China but were too afraid to ask

Alexander Norton interviews Keith Lamb on how China’s self-proclaimed socialist system measures up to the expectations of a Western socialist expat from Scotland who has lived through almost two decades of drastic change in the world’s emerging superpower

China pledges COVID-19 vaccine will be “global public good”

Speaking at the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) yesterday (18 May 2020) via video link, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that any vaccine to COVID-19 developed by China would be made available as a “global public good”.