The Communist Party of China’s Constitution stipulates that –
“All power in the People’s Republic of China belongs to the people. The National People’s Congress and the local people’s congresses at various levels are the organs through which the people exercise state power.”
In the context of uniting and preparing the international working class for a world socialist revolution and the subsequent overthrow and replacement of capitalist ruling class state powers with united socialist state powers – throughout the entire planet, if for no other reason than the Chinese working class numbering 1> billion, the above CPC statement deserves careful examination cum evaluation by the ICFI/SEP cadre.
There has never been a larger identifiable unit of the international working class than that within contemporary People’s Republic of China (PRC) with an increasing population of 1.4 billion> including a rapidly increasing middle class of 400> million. It is reasonably safe to assume the vast majority of China’s middle class accept and support the above CPC statement. Be that as it probably is, it is the extent to which the above CPC statement is verified, trusted and supported by the 1> billion Chinese working class that should determine if it has any potential as an example of revolutionary development in the context of uniting and preparing the international working class as a whole.
This is an extract from ‘The CPC Its Mission and Contributions’ statement – Aug 2021, on how the CPC expresses its relationship with the Chinese working class in particular and its thoughts on human society and the international system in general –
‘The Communist Party of China is the vanguard of China’s working class, the Chinese people, and the Chinese nation. Serving the people wholeheartedly is its abiding mission.. there is an urgent need for human society to seek out a new philosophy and make the international system and order fairer and more reasonable..’
Following is an extract from the writings of Leon Trotsky – 1939-40, Trotsky was evidently expecting or at least hoping for at least one or more ‘country, colonial or imperialist’ to be further developed in revolutionary struggle and thereby able to set an example for the international working class as a whole.
‘Workers must develop the revolutionary struggle in every country, colonial or imperialist, where favorable conditions have been established, and through this set an example for the workers of other countries. Only initiative and activity, resoluteness and boldness can really materialize the slogan “Workers of the world, unite!”
This too from the leader and mentor of world socialist revolution, strongly suggests that a close examination of whether or not the CPC/PRC in general and the Chinese working class in particular has developed the revolutionary struggle sufficient to set a good example of why and how the ‘Workers of the world’ should unite.
Recent measures of trust and confidence in governments the world over, indicate that the relevant level of trust and confidence the Chinese population has in the CPC is consistently high, hence the formation of ICFI/SEP-IWA-RFCs in China on the basis of industrial disputes are unlikely – at least in the near future. The formation of such IWA-RFCs on the basis of preventing Covid in China is even less likely for reasons that are obvious to the world. The only threat likely to motivate the formation of IWA-RFC’s in China is that of war, a threat that is becoming more serious by the day thanks to an increasingly desperate and aggressive US ruling class.
The ICFI would do well to not only examine the possible relevance of the above CPC Constitutional statement to its program of world socialist revolution, it could also examine what if any common ground and aims might already exist between these two Marxist cum anti war Communist Parties. For example