Communist World News

China solidifies market capitalism as old-liner is ousted

In Asia on April 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

China, Beijing — China’s ruling party, the Communist Party of China, has solidified its market capitalism by sacking “old-liner” Bo Xilai as chief of the Communist Party in the province of Chongqing, last month on March 15.

In the 1980s China moved towards a combination of state planning and competitive markets under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997). The result of this embracing of all out capitalism was a widening gap between the rich and poor. In reaction to these developments a Chinese New Left arose. One of its champions was Bo Xilai who called for an embrace of so-called “red culture” which consists of the traditional Maoist slogans, propaganda, and symbolism. The Chinese government and its ruling party have repressed the New Left and Maoist movements since they germinated. The sacking of Bo Xilai is part of a wider campaign against the Maoists in China which also includes censorship and banning Maoist newspapers.

Bo Xilai was known as Communist Party chief for his open Maoist sympathies and harsh crackdown on crime.

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