China has proved Marxism is feasible

Writer: Doria Nan  |  Editor: Jane Chen  |  From:   |  Updated: 2018-05-29

Vojtech Filip

China's developmental success through the wise and ample application of Marxist theory as its guiding ideology has proved that Marxism is feasible, said Vojtech Filip, chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, while in attendance at the thematic event of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting yesterday.

“Through 40 years of reform and opening up, China has become one of the most vigorous developing economies in the world,” said Filip. “China has growing importance and international influence, and China boosts global development through its own special experience.”

Filip stressed the importance of learning Marxism. “The contradiction between productive forces and the relations of production, namely the mode of production, is still the biggest contradiction in the world. The moral, political, and legal consciousnesses are derivatives of the mode of production, therefore Marxism is still a tool for humanity to tackle exploitation and realize self-fulfillment.”

“Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto 170 years ago. Now, there are still many Czechs who read this theory. Marxism has won the trust and support of our people as they believe it’s of great significance for guiding practical problems,” said Filip.

According to Filip, President Xi Jinping calls on the parties of all the countries in the world to maintain world peace, adhere to the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter, and to respect the fairness and consistency of international law. “Thanks to these guidelines, representatives from various political parties with different and increasingly irreconcilable ideas can exchange thoughts while respecting each other’s differences,” said Filip. “I expect to have documents like the ‘CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting-Beijing Initiative’ at the coming 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties.”

Filip also said the environment in the Czech Republic is different from that in China. The Communist Party of China has done a good job at strengthening social support. The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia is learning to strengthen communication between people, he said.