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Still Unstoppable 70 Years Later, China Changed the World

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STILL UNSTOPPABLE AFTER 70 YEARS: CHINA'S COMMUNIST LIBERATION CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER, FOR THE BETTER.





On October 1st, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong stood on the dais of Tiananmen Gate and read out the following statement, live to hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens on the square below and to many millions more by radio (the text in bold is what matters for this article),

PROCLAMATION OF THE CENTRAL PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT OF THE PRC
October 1st, 1949

The people throughout China have been plunged into bitter suffering and tribulations since the Chiang Kai-shek [Jiang Jieshi] Kuomintang [Guomindang] reactionary government betrayed the fatherland, colluded with imperialists, and launched the counter-revolutionary war. Fortunately, our People's Liberation Army, backed by the whole nation, has been fighting heroically and selflessly to defend the territorial sovereignty of our homeland, to protect the people's lives and property, to relieve the people of their sufferings, and to struggle for their rights, and it eventually wiped out the reactionary troops and overthrew the reactionary rule of the Nationalist government.

Now, the People's War of Liberation has been basically won, and the majority of the people in the country have been liberated. On this foundation, the first session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, composed of delegates of all the democratic parties and people's organization of China, the People's Liberation Army, the various regions and nationalities of the country, and the overseas Chinese and other patriotic elements, has been convened.

Representing the will of the whole nation, [this session of the conference] has enacted the organic law of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, elected Mao Zedong as chairman of the Central People's Government; and Zhu De, Lui Shaoqi, Song Qingling, Li Jishen, Zhang Lan, and Gao Gang as vice chairmen [of the Central People's Government]; and Chen Yi, He Long, Li Lisan, Lin Boqu, Ye Jianying, He Xiangning, Lin Biao, Peng Dehuai, Liu Bocheng, Wu Yuzhang, Xu Xiangqian, Peng Zhen, Bo Yibo, Nie Rongzhen, Zhou Enlai, Dong Biwu, Seypidin, Rao Shushi, Tan Kah-kee [Chen Jiageng], Luo Ronghuan, Deng Zihui, Ulanhu, Xu Deli, Cai Chang, Liu Geping, Ma Yinchu, Chen Yun, Kang Sheng, Lin Feng, Ma Xulun, Guo Moruo, Zhang Yunyi, Deng Xiaoping, Gao Chongmin, Shen Junru, Shen Yanbing, Chen Shutong, Szeto Mei-tong [Situ Meitang], Li Xijiu, Huang Yanpei, Cai Tingkai, Xi Zhongxun, Peng Zemin, Zhang Zhizhong, Fu Zuoyi, Li Zhuchen, Li Zhangda, Zhang Nanxian, Liu Yazi, Zhang Dongsun, and Long Yun as council members to form the Central People's Government Council, proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China and decided on Beijing as the capital of the People's Republic of China.

The Central People's Government Council of the People's Republic of China took office today in the capital and unanimously made the following decisions: to proclaim the establishment of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China; to adopt the Common Program of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference as the policy of the government; to elect Lin Boqu from among the council members as secretary general of the Central People's Government Council; to appoint Zhou Enlai as premier of the Government Administration Council of the Central People's Government and concurrently minister of Foreign Affairs, Mao Zedong as chairman of the People's Revolutionary Military Commission of the Central People's Government, Zhu De as commander-in-chief of the People's Liberation Army, Shen Junru as president of the Supreme People's Court of the Central People's Government, and Luo Ronghuan as procurator general of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the Central People's Government, and to charge them with the task of the speedy formation of the various organs of the government to carry out the work of the government.

At the same time, the Central People's Government Council decided to declare to the governments of all other countries that this government is the sole legal government representing all the people of the People's Republic of China. This government is willing to establish diplomatic relations with any foreign government that is willing to observe the principles of equality, mutual benefit, and mutual respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Mao Zedong, Chairman
The Central People's Government, The People Republic of China

(https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-7/mswv7_003.htm)

The problem was and is that Eurangloland, which is identified as the "imperialists" in the first paragraph above, never has and never will accept China's economic and political independence from Western financial and military suzerainty. That final paragraph in Mao's speech? Only for doe-eyed suckers! There are very few countries in the world that do not have American and/or NATO soldiers occupying them, and China is one of them (http://occasionalplanet.org/2011/01/24/military-mystery-how-many-bases-does-the-us-have-anyway/). All of China's FIRE (Finance-Insurance-Real Estate) sectors are people owned, as are the vast majority of the 100 top industrial sectors, from aerospace to zirconium mines - all people owned. Every square centimeter of this country is people owned. There is no private real estate, only private property (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2016/10/18/so-called-communist-china-an-exclusive-article-for-the-all-china-review-16-10-17/).

Thus, when China kicked out all the Western opium dealers, banks and other capitalist gangsters after 1949, the common refrain in Eurangloland was that it had "lost" China to communism (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-proclaims-peoples-republic-of-china). You can't believe you lost something, if you don't think you owned it and it belonged to you in the first place. That's how imperialists think. They have reptile brains. And it wasn't a little Cuba or Vietnam. China was 25% of the world's people at the time, and its land area is as big as the United States' and Canada's. As a result, Eurangloland went into a fever pitch of hysteria, genocide and crimes against humanity, in Korea in the 1950s (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/07/29/americas-big-lie-about-bioweapon-crimes-in-korea-tom-powell-on-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170729/) and Southeast Asia in the 1950s-1970s, destroying Korea, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, along with massacring over 10,000,000 innocents, to try to contain and hopefully overthrow the Communist Party of China. The Pentagon Papers clearly spell out that the West's bloodthirsty inhumanity in Korea and Southeast Asia was all about containing China (https://journal-neo.org/2015/10/18/rastushhee-vliyanie-kitaya-i-igra-vashingtona/).

It was the Chinese people's critical support to their communist brothers and sisters in Korea and Southeast Asia, that assured the humiliating defeat of Western imperialism in both theaters, loses which to this day are either blithely rationalized or totally denied, from Washington, to London and Canberra. Uncle Sam & Co. have never forgiven Mao Zedong and the Chinese people for not accepting Western colonial status.

Thus, Mao's speech on this day, representing the liberation of one-fourth of the world's people from Western tyranny and exploitation, ranks as one of the most important speeches and events in the 20th century. Sadly, this pathological drive to destroy the CPC and the Chinese's socialist way of life has not abated one bit. One only has to look at the headlines today, about Korea (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/08/28/why-dprk-will-n-e-v-e-r-stop-its-nuclear-arms-program-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170828/), the South China Sea (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2015/06/05/a-44-days-radio-sinoland-reality-map-if-china-were-the-usa-china-in-the-americas/), Afghanistan (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2013/12/23/uncle-sam-hands-baba-beijing-its-own-head-on-a-loya-jirga-platter/), and Myanmar (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2015/05/17/the-cia-is-dropping-burmese-bombs-on-china-44-days-radio-sinoland-15-5-17/), not to mention Russia (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/09/07/brics-is-euranglolands-canary-in-the-imperial-mines-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170907/) - all countries which border China - to see how much China's communist victory celebration every October 1st is so critical to understanding our world and how it works, to this day and going forward. The West's game plan to return China to its century of humiliation status continues with imperial psychopathy.

Notes:

  1. While in Chinese, you can watch Mao's famous liberation speech here, with his nasal, Hunan accent: (http://video.tudou.com/v/XMjIwMjc3NjY0NA==.html).
  2. If you read Chinese, here is the speech in Mandarin: (http://dangshi.people.com.cn/n/2013/1227/c85037-23960667-2.html)
  3. This video gives background to that famous day in 1949. It is in Mandarin and the visuals give a good feel for the event, from the viewpoint of the Chinese people: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJcol3SJ6ww).
  4. There is a lot of speculation whether Mao said, to start the October 1st, 1949 speech, "The Chinese people have stood up!" (after 110 years of humiliation and colonial exploitation at the hands of Eurangloland and Japan). He had used it as the title of another speech on September 21st, nine days before, thus causing the confusion (http://china.usc.edu/Mao-declares-founding-of-peoples-republic-of-china-chinese-people-have-stood-up). The date doesn't matter. The fact is that it was true, and the world changed forever, as a result. Sorry Western empire, the Chinese people are still standing up and defiant of you, proud and independent.
  5. This is an excellent article about China's National Day, through the eyes of revolutionary posters: (https://chineseposters.net/themes/1-october.php). My last book, China Is Communist Dammit! Dawn of the Red Dynasty, has an eye catching review of revolutionary art in China (https://www.amazon.com/China-Communist-Dammit-Dawn-Dynasty/dp/6027354380/).
  6. For more background on what Mao Zedong means to the world, past, present and future, here is a recent article written on the anniversary of his death: (http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2017/09/12/mao-zedong-died-this-day-in-1976-china-rising-radio-sinoland-170909/).

Further recommended reading/watching/listening:

https://chinarising.puntopress.com/2019/09/13/mao-zedong-died-43-years-ago-today-he-made-the-world-a-much-better-safer-place-for-all-of-us-china-rising-radio-sinoland-190909/



 

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One should not understate the significance of business acumen, technology and manufacturing skills that American businesses moved to China by the tens of thousands in order to increase profits and with no regard to the economic and social well being of the nation that bestowed all these blessings on them to begin with.

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The West helped China grow a lot with an idea once China accepts the market economy, it will have to take western democracy. Then the elite of the west will interfere with corrupted parties as they do in the west. What a mistake. Now China has the most productive social system. It may be called a centrally planned market economy, the best possible symbiosis between the state and economy. Nothing can stop China now.

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Good point, but other than the 110 years when the West raped and plundered it, 1839-1949, China was centuries ahead of Eurangloland in innovation and technology,


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The Chinese used it to build a 5,000 year-long civilization, not create global colonialism.

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China has been a corrupt country with leaders and their children enjoying good life the most. Once we talked with Children at a Starbucks in Beijing, the majority of them were children of top officials who could afford to pay high coffee prices. We did not run into an ordinary Chinese person. One colleague pointed at those Chinese who carry the cup and save it for several days.

As a person who has visited Chinese factories, China has become the Factory for the world. Its environment is highly polluted.

Chinese cheat even in producing dog and cat food.

Chinese have taken advantage of weaker countries purchasing their raw materials under market prices by bribing officials of host countries.

China deserves what is happening in Hong Kong. China shoots its people if they disagree with their political system. Two friends were shut for their beliefs (their high education did not matter).

China has not accepted Taiwan's Independence. China has been a problem in East Asia.

China produces goods mostly made from scarp material and sends the better items to Western countries and worst ones to Africa. I saw this in factories separating good, average, and poor products.

Chinese have been successful in Western countries because they have learned how to please locals, starting by using a Western first name. Chinese loyalty is to the money, not to religion, their political system, or a friendly country in need.

China has been a corrupt country going back to 30 years ago when I first visited it.

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Mohammad, international poll after international poll shows that you disagree with the vast majority of the Chinese nation. See the two charts in the attached article,

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I take their word about their country over someone's individual blindness.

I used to be a typical racist all over Africa, the Middle East and Asia. I saw what I wanted to see. No longer. I've removed the scales from my eyes.

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