Global scholars hail China’s successful practice of Marxism

BEIJING: Nearly 300 global Marxist scholars attended the third World Congress on Marxism this weekend at Peking University, which played a role in the early history of Marxist philosophy in China.
With the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) falling this year, scholars at the congress agreed that China is undoubtedly one of the most successful practitioners of Marxism in the world today.
“As a scientific theory, Marxism profoundly reveals the objective laws of the development of human society and scientifically answers the question of where human society is headed,” said Li Yi, vice president of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (Chinese Academy of Governance).
“After more than 170 years, Marxism is still highly relevant today and remains the peak of the development of human thought and knowledge,” said Jiang Hui of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
He said that socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era has become the leading banner of socialism in the 21st century and the mainstay of socialist development.
Also at the two-day event, over 60 international scholars from more than 20 countries and regions, including the United States, Britain, France, Russia, Japan and India, made presentations via video link at various thematic forums, high-level dialogues and special seminars. These dealt with such topics as “The spread of Marxism in China,” “China’s experience of modernization” and “The CPC and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”
Over the past century, the scientific nature and truth of Marxism have been fully tested in China. China’s achievements have attracted the attention of the world, and its rich theoretical attainments and practical experience in adapting Marxism to China’s conditions have become the focus of participating scholars.
“Under the leadership of the CPC, China has embarked on the path of socialism and made great achievements. I think China has found a new development model and benefited from it,” said Alexander Buzgalin, an economist and professor at Moscow State University. – Agencies