04/13/19

Western Communists Celebrate Revolution in China

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


A Chinese soldier walks in front of the Great Hall of the People on the eve of the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 2, 2019. FRED DUFOUR / AFP

The Chinese Communist Party is increasingly asserting its role as the leader of the international communist movement.

In February and March, 22 communists from the United States, Canada, the UK, Finland, Norway, and Sweden spent two weeks visiting Zhejiang Province and Beijing.

“The visit was organized by the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China,” according to the Communist Party USA’s publication People’s World.

Their itinerary was reminiscent of the Stalin-era tours when credulous wide-eyed Western communists swallowed state-generated statistics extolling the fantastic productive capacity of Russian collective farms and factories and the never-ending improvements in the lives of socialist workers.

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