Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line

Workers Congress (Marxist-Leninist)

Defend the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in China

First Published: The Communist, Vol. V, No. 3, December 18, 1978.
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It is now two years since the revisionist Gang of Four was routed from their powerful positions of influence in the government and party of the People’s Republic of China. In the period since that great victory for the Chinese masses the Communist Party of China under the leadership of its Chairman Hua Kuo Feng has led a nationwide campaign to thoroughly expose ideologically, politically, and organizationally the rightist and counter-revolutionary character of the line, policies and plans of the Gang.

The campaign to criticize the Gang of Four has exposed how their powerful influence had acted as a great albatross on the backs of the Chinese people, holding back the socialist development of the country and laying the basis for capitalist restoration. Rid of the pernicious influence of the Gang of Four, powerful forces have been unleashed and the Republic is now moving forward rapidly toward the goal of modernization by the year 2000.

It was inevitable that this great victory would lead to an intensification of counter-revolutionary activity by imperialists, revisionists and opportunists worldwide who are threatened by the socialist development of China. On an ideological level this has taken the form of characterizing the great changes in China as evidence of “new pragmatism”, anti-Mao sentiments, revisionism, etc. among the Chinese leadership. The Workers Congress is self-critical of the fact that neither the quantity or depth of exposures in the pages of THE COMMUNIST has reflected the significance of either the events in China over the last two years or the growing ideological attacks on the dictatorship of the proletariat and the People’s Republic. We intend to follow-up this exposure on material incentives with articles on such topics as deification of Mao, modernization, art and culture, and science and technology. We hope that all comrades will join us in this campaign by submitting their questions, criticisms, and requests for exposures as well as submitting their own written contributions in defense of socialist development in the People’s Republic of China.