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World communists support Chairman Hua Kuo-feng

First Published: The Call, Vol. 6, No. 3, January 24, 1977.
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Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations all over the world have joined in hailing China’s victory over the “gang of four” and voicing their confidence in Chairman Hua Kuo-feng as the successor to Chairman Mao Tsetung’s great cause.

The importance of the victory over the “gang’s” attempts at capitalist restoration extends far beyond the borders of China and is being studied and summed up by communists and revolutionaries everywhere.

The radio station “Voice of the People of Thailand” pointed out in a recent broadcast that the “gang of four” actually threatened to take over party and state power in China. This brought the Chinese Party and people face to face with “the danger of the Party becoming revisionist and the state changing its political color.” Due to the decisive communist stand of Chairman Hua and the Communist Party, this potential setback was successfully prevented.

The government of Democratic Kampuchea (formerly Cambodia) held a banquet honoring Chinese guests in the capital, Phnom Penh, on December 24. Kampuchean Deputy Prime Minister Von Vet said: “The 800 million Chinese people under the leadership of the Party Central Committee headed by Chairman Hua unite as one, persist in the revolutionary line of their leader and teacher Chairman Mao Tse-tung, take class struggle as the key link, and adhere to proletarian internationalism.”

Kim II Sung, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, expressed his complete confidence that the Chinese Communist Party under the leadership of Comrade Hua would continue to carry out Chairman Mao Tsetung’s behests. The Central Committees of the Communist Parties of Burma, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and North Kalimantan were among the many who expressed similar confidence based upon the victories already won.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines pointed out in its message to the Chinese Party that “after the restoration of capitalism in the Soviet Union, your victory is all the more significant to the proletarian revolutionary cause.”

A leader of the Communist Party of Indonesia, Jusuf Adjitorop, painted a picture of a pine tree and wrote an accompanying poem, praising Chairman Hua Kuo-feng as a “sturdy pine tree,” “standing rock firm.”

Laikos Dromos (People’s Road), a Greek weekly, printed an article called “The Chinese People Have Crushed Their Class Enemies.”

“Millions of Chinese people stood around the Party Central Committee to crush the Gang of Four and their conspiracies,” the article said, showing the world “what a strong Party and people had been brought up by Chairman Mao.”

On January 10, Chairman Hua Kuo-feng met in Peking with the delegation of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Honduras (Marxist-Leninist). The leader of the Honduran delegation, welcoming the appointment of Chairman Hua and the defeat of the “gang of four,” pointed out: “These two related events signify that on the one hand Chairman Mao Tsetung’s proletarian revolutionary line has been affirmed and proletarian dictatorship in China consolidated, and on the other hand, the attempt of the bourgeoisie and the revisionists to restore capitalism in China has again been frustrated.”

Oscar Zamora Medinaceli, leader of the Bolivian Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), hailed the victory in a letter congratulating Chairman Hua Kuo-feng. General-Secretary Oscar Creydt of the Communist Party of Paraguay said that the smashing of the “gang” “has further strengthened our trust in China. Our conviction in the worldwide victory of the proletarian revolution has become firmer than ever.”

Having recently visited China, Swedish writer Jan Myrdal was interviewed last month by “Klassekampen” (Class Struggle), the newspaper of the Workers’ Communist Party of Norway (Marxist-Leninist). Myrdal pointed out that it is incorrect to describe the “gang of four” as “ultra-leftists’.” The “gang of four,” he said, “is a small clique of ultra-rightists.” “Those who do not recognize class struggle,” he added, “will be unable to understand what has happened in China.”

Along with the above quoted statements, dozens of other Marxist-Leninist parties and organizations have affirmed their support for the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman Hua. China’s Hsinhua News Agency, in a year-end survey of the statements that have been made internationally, stated:

“People are jubilant and express firm support that the 800 million Chinese people have once again found a wise leader in Chairman Hua and that the Chinese proletariat has once again won a decisive victory in defeating an attack by the bourgeoisie at a crucial moment.”