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Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi [China]
Xinhua ^ | 2018-05-04

Posted on 05/05/2018 1:58:52 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Marx's theory still shines with truth: Xi

Source: Xinhua| 2018-05-04 16:53:17|Editor: Lifang

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Two centuries on, despite huge and profound changes in human society, the name of Karl Marx is still respected all over the world and his theory still shines with the brilliant light of truth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a grand gathering in Beijing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth.

Xi said Marx is the "teacher of revolution for the proletariat and working people all over the world, the main founder of Marxism, creator of Marxist parties, a pathfinder for international communism and the greatest thinker of modern times."

"Today, we hold this grand gathering with great veneration to mark the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth, to remember his great character and historic deeds and to review his noble spirit and brilliant thoughts," Xi said at the event.

With noble ideals and no fear of difficulty or adversity, throughout his life, Marx devoted himself to perseveringly striving for the liberation of humanity, scaling the peak of thought in his pursuit of truth, and the unremitting fight to overturn the old world and establish a new one, according to Xi.

Marx is not only a great figure who bore the weight of the world, but also an ordinary person with passion for life, who was sincere and true to friendship, Xi said.

The most valuable and influential spiritual asset that Marx left us is the scientific theory named after him -- Marxism. Like a spectacular sunrise, the theory illuminated the path of humanity's exploration of the law of history, and humanity's search for their own liberation, Xi said.

"The thought and theory of Marx are of his times and go beyond his times," Xi said. "They are the essence of the spirit of that times and the essence of the spirit of all humanity."

Xi said Marxism is a scientific theory that reveals the rule of human society development in a creative manner.

Having developed the materialist conception of history and surplus value theory, Marx showed how humanity would leap from the realm of necessity to the realm of freedom and the road for the people to realize freedom and liberation, Xi said.

Marxism, the first ideology for the liberation of the people themselves, is a theory of the people.

"Marxism, for the first time, explored the path for humanity's freedom and liberation from the stance of the people, and pointed out the direction, with scientific theory, toward an ideal society with no oppression or exploitation, where every person would enjoy equality and freedom," Xi said.

Stressing that practicality is a prominent characteristic of Marxism that makes it different from other theories, Xi said Marxism is a theory of practices that directs the people to change the world.

It is an open theory that is constantly developing and always stands at the frontier of the times, Xi said. "That is why it is always able to keep young, explore the new issues in the development of times and respond to the new challenges for human society."

The general secretary said that over the 170 years since the publication of The Communist Manifesto, Marxism had been spread around the world, unrivaled in the history of human ideology in terms of the breadth and depth of its influence.

After the end of the World War II, a large number of socialist countries were established, Xi said, stressing that the founding of the People's Republic of China, especially, has greatly increased the socialist strength in the world.

"There might be setbacks in the development of socialism in the world, but the overall trend for human society development has never changed, and it will never change," Xi said.

"Marxism has not only profoundly changed the world, but also China," Xi said.

The reverberations of the October Revolution in Russia brought Marxism-Leninism to China, pointing out the direction forward, offering a brand new choice for the Chinese people in their struggle to survive, and setting the scene for the birth of the CPC.

Since the CPC's birth, it has combined the fundamental principles of Marxism with the reality of Chinese revolution and construction, transforming the Chinese nation from "the sick man of East Asia" to one who has stood up, by uniting and leading the people through long-term struggle.

"This tremendous transformation serves as cast iron proof that only through socialism can we save China," Xi said.

Since reform and opening up, the CPC has combined the fundamental principles of Marxism with the reality of China's reform and opening up, and the nation who stood up has grown rich.

"This tremendous transformation serves as cast iron proof that only through socialism with Chinese characteristics can we develop China," Xi said.

In the new era, the CPC again combined the fundamental principles of Marxism with the reality of China in this new era, uniting and leading the people in "undertaking the great struggle, building the great project, advancing the great cause and realizing the great dream."

The Chinese nation has come to embrace a tremendous transformation, as the one who has grown rich now is becoming strong.

"This tremendous transformation serves as cast iron proof that only by adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics can we realize national rejuvenation," Xi said.

"It is perfectly right for history and the people to choose Marxism, as well as for the CPC to write Marxism on its own flag, to adhere to the principle of combining the fundamental principles of Marxism with China's reality, and continuously adapt Marxism to the Chinese context and the times."


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Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, speaks during a conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2018. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

A conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx is held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2018. Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan attended the conference. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

A conference to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx is held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, May 4, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
1 posted on 05/05/2018 1:58:53 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; Avenger; ...
Just in case somebody think that Xi is an enlightened ruler and no longer a communist, he may have to revise his view.
2 posted on 05/05/2018 2:01:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

There’s over a hundred million people who would like to disagree, but cannot.


3 posted on 05/05/2018 2:10:18 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Imagine what China would be like if they had studied the teachings of Jesus.


4 posted on 05/05/2018 2:18:59 AM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Communism lacks several important elements, the greatest of which is individual motivation to grow and succeed.

There is a modified form of government I refer to as communalism. The big difference is that people work for the benefit of the community out of Love, not fear of consequences.


5 posted on 05/05/2018 2:22:53 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: FES0844

“Imagine what China would be like if they had studied the teachings of Jesus.”

BINGO


6 posted on 05/05/2018 2:23:58 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: FES0844
It may have been like “Taiping Heavenly Kingdom” sect, which grew out of Christianity. It is common that foreign religion is co-opted and combined with local religious practices to produce something quite different.
7 posted on 05/05/2018 2:38:11 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: FES0844
Actually the founder of this sect did study Bible teachings, but he convinced himself to be a brother of Jesus Christ and created his own cult.
8 posted on 05/05/2018 2:41:40 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Funny they all bow to a non Chinese father


9 posted on 05/05/2018 3:01:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Having visited China several times (first visit 1980,most recent visit 2015) what strikes me about my most recent visit is that you can see glass and steel buildings and traffic jams in central Guangzhou and then travel 10 miles south and find people living like so many in Africa do (I've seen *that* as well).

China,IMO,is a country of a few thousand millionaires,a few hundred billionaires and about 1.2 billion people living the same lives as their ancestors of 1,500 years ago.

10 posted on 05/05/2018 3:25:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good grief, talk about Cultural Appropriation !!


11 posted on 05/05/2018 3:33:47 AM PDT by hulagirl (High Horse Drifter)
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To: tired&retired

Yeah. Then they end up like hippies in communes, dunna quite work out too well


12 posted on 05/05/2018 3:35:12 AM PDT by hulagirl (High Horse Drifter)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He has to say this. Marxism is the only thing that gives his regime even the appearance of legitimacy. He doesn’t rule with the consent of the people. He doesn’t rule with the consent of the gods, or God. It is only an ideology that no one really believes in that legitimizes his rule. If he abandons Marx he’s gone.


13 posted on 05/05/2018 3:39:25 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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To: hulagirl

No... most hippies become greedy yuppies.

There is another alternative, but it must be based upon spiritual focus and spiritual values.


14 posted on 05/05/2018 3:47:59 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Marx's theory still shines

Like a polished turd.

15 posted on 05/05/2018 4:12:07 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Those pictures are chilling. Yet they remind us of how close to the edge we came in the US...Is there any doubt we'd have several similar celebrations this year if the 2016 election came out differently?


16 posted on 05/05/2018 4:19:07 AM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: TigerLikesRooster
still shines

Fire. He brings you to burn.

17 posted on 05/05/2018 4:26:02 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Marx made a HUGE mistake in positing that man is motivated only by materialism

In fact man is motivated by the need for freedom and liberty supported by materialism.

For this reason socialism and communism has failed repeatedly and continues to fail. Marxism is nothing but an excuse for the totalitarian state.It will never support the pursuit of happiness or a more perfect social union that has freedom as its foundation.


18 posted on 05/05/2018 4:32:54 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: FES0844

China was a fertile ground for Christian evangelicals until the advent of Communism. Even today Christianity flourishes in China especially where it is most bitterly oppressed. Pray for the Christians of China. Marx will be overthrown in China.


19 posted on 05/05/2018 4:36:30 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Candor7
Marxism is nothing but an excuse for the totalitarian state.It will never support the pursuit of happiness or a more perfect social union that has freedom as its foundation.

Perfectly stated. As Hillary and the Progressives are learning, Marx cannot exist in a society that places personal freedom from government intrusion as its first protection. See I and II of the BOR.

20 posted on 05/05/2018 4:42:53 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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