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Annual Report on Development of International Communist Movements (2020-2021)


By:Jiang Hui, Pan Jine

Publisher:Social Sciences Academic Press


Publication Date:2021-06-15


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In 2020,the international communist movement showed new vitality in the turbulent changes of the world.

Xi Jinping,General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and president of China,pointed out:“The world today is experiencing great changes unseen in a century. The global pandemic COVID-19 has accelerated the great changes,and the world has entered a period of turbulent change.” From the beginning of 2020,the world is experiencing changes unseen in a century. Against the background of great changes,an unprecedented pandemic COVID-19 has swept the world. Global protectionism has risen,the world economy has fallen into recession and downturn,and the international environment has undergone profound changes. Socialist countries such as China,Vietnam,Laos,and DPRK took the lead in the control of the epidemic,and achieved economic growth,and the superiorities of socialist system was able to be demonstrated;while the epidemic in Western capitalist countries led by the United States was rampant and the economy fell into a severe recession. There has been a serious social division. In the context of the COVID-19,the advantages and disadvantages of the two systems of socialism and capitalism have been highlighted,and the pattern of the two systems and the comparison of international forces have shown a trend of “the eastern countries are rising while the western ones are descending”. Thirty years ago,Francis Fukuyama,the American political scholar who predicted that human history would come to an end in capitalism,published a paper with an adverse judgment:Rotten to the Core?How America’s Political Decay Accelerated During the Trump Era!

2020 is also a memorable year with many important events in the history of the international communist movement. This year coincides with the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels,and the 150th birthday of V. I. Lenin,2 great mentors of the international communist movement. This year is also the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of India,the Communist Party of South Africa,the Communist Party of France,the Communist Party of England,and the Communist Party of Turkey,ect.. 2020 is also an important year to commemorate the establishment of the new sate and unification of Vietnam and Laos,and the establishment of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Although many activities are restricted in the context of the epidemic,the communist parties of various countries have held various forms of celebrations and commemorative activities through the Internet. Through the commemorative activities,all parties reviewed the historic contributions and great personalities of Marxist mentors and revolutionaries,and strengthened the ideals and beliefs of communism and their determination to continue on the road of socialism. Marxism has been innovated and developed in the inheritance. At the same time,2020 is also the year to prepare for a new party congress of 4 world socialist countries such as Vietnam,Laos,DPRK,Cuba. The ruling parties of the 4 countries persist to under the guide of Marxism,continue the path of socialist development,and draw new blueprint of the coming years.

In 2020,under the strong and unified leadership of the Communist Party of China,China has struggled to overcome the impact of the epidemic,won the final victory in poverty alleviation and built a moderately prosperous society in all respects according to the original plan,creating a miracle in the world history. At the same time,the third volume of “Xi Jinping:The Governance of China” was published,marking the new height of the theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the continuation of a new chapter in Marxism in the 21st century. The achievements of socialism with Chinese characteristics have important theoretical and practical significance for world development and the international communist movement.

In early 2021,as the COVID-19 epidemic continues to spread in the West,socialist countries have basically controlled the epidemic. DPRK,Laos,Vietnam,and Cuba successively hold new Party congresses to elect a new leading collective of the party and country. China has entered the first year of the “14th Five-Year Plan”,launched a new journey of socialist modernization,and celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China. The new US government began to take power at the beginning of the year. Although the new US President Biden intends to change Trump’s unilateralist policy,he is committed to pushing the so-called “democratic coalition” into practice,and the intention to launch a “new cold war” is obvious. In this context,socialist countries have proposed to strengthen unity and cooperation to jointly respond to new challenges. The international communist movement is facing both opportunities and challenges.