(Excerpts from Adapting Marxism to the Chinese Context: A Glorious Chapter in CPC’s Hundred-Year History by Wang Weiguang, Qiushi Journal, No. 04, 2021)
The historical contribution of the Communist Party of China is closely linked to the historical process of Sinicization of Marxism
The historical contributions of the CPC have been inextricably linked with the process of adapting Marxism to the Chinese context
In the process of Sinicizing Marxism, the Chinese Communists have persisted in integrating emancipating the mind with seeking truth from facts, and integrating cultivating the foundation with upright innovation, constantly answering the major issues of each era, founding Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory, and forming the important thinking of “three represents” and the scientific outlook on development. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Chinese Communists with Comrade Xi Jinping as the main representative have conformed to the development of the times, systematically answered the major questions of the times of what kind of socialism with Chinese characteristics to adhere to and develop in the new era, and how to adhere to and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, and founded Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. This ideology persists in using the dialectical materialist and historical materialist world outlook methodology to observe the world, lead the times, and guide practice, deepens the understanding of the law governing the Communist Party, the law of socialist construction, and the law of the development of human society with a brand-new vision, realizes the creative sublimation of the Sinicization of Marxism, opens up a brand-new realm of Marxism, and enriches and develops Marxism.
Throughout this process, Chinese Communists have upheld the unity between freeing minds and seeking truth from facts and between maintaining strong roots and pursuing innovation. By addressing the major questions of different time periods, they formed Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, and the Scientific Outlook on Development. Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012, Chinese Communists with Xi Jinping as their chief representative have adapted to the evolution of the times and integrated theory with practice to systematically answer the great contemporary questions of what kind of Chinese socialism should be upheld and developed in the new era and how we should go about doing this, thereby giving shape to Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. Applying the worldview and methodology of dialectical and historical materialism in observing the world, steering the times, and guiding practice, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has deepened our understanding of the laws underlying governance by a communist party, the development of socialism, and the evolution of human society through an all-new perspective. As a product of the creative adaption of Marxism to the Chinese context, it has enriched, advanced, and created new prospects for Marxism.
Source: Qiushi English version