Minqi Li on the GPCR

The following is extracted from Chapter II of the unpublished text Capitalist Development and Class Struggle in China. The entire work is available here.-Signalfire

To understand Maoist China, we must fully realize that it was a society born of a great people’s revolution in which the broad masses of the oppressed people rose up [...]

Conversation between Mao Zedong and Pol Pot

Beijing, 21 June 1975

[Mao Zedong:] During the transition from the democratic revolution to adopting a socialist path, there exist two possibilities: one is socialism, the other is capitalism. Our situation now is like this. Fifty years from now, or one hundred years from now, the struggle between two lines will exist. Even ten [...]


1. Shansi Media Has Again Lashed Out At Upper Level Authority, This Time Broadly Endorsing Disobedience. “No Matter Who And No Matter When, So Long As There Are People Who Negate The Great Achievements” Of The Cultural Revolution, “the Masses Will Persist In Struggle And Attack Them…,” Says An April 10 Shansi Daily Newsletter [...]

Criticizing the Programme for Capitalist Restoration-1976

TEACHERS, and students of Peking University are now deepening their criticism of the revisionist programme of “taking the three directives as the key link” dished up by that unrepentant Party person in power taking the capitalist road. The aim of this programme, they pointed out, is to restore capitalism. They are taking an active [...]


Summary. A Shanghai Newspaper Has Attacked Those Who Are “Perverting” The Anti-Lin/Confucius Campaign Within That City.The Commentary Seemingly Places Shanghai Squarely Behind The Campaign’s Recent Shift Toward Moderation. End Summary.

1. A Shanghai Newspaper Has Alluded To Recent Serious Problems In That City. The Allusion, In A February 24 Wen Hui Pao Commentary, Relates [...]


1. We Have Been Following With Interest The Development Of Criticism In The Cultural Sphere. In The Literary Area Thus Far The Focus Has Been On The Short Novel ” Life,” Which Allegedly Slanders And Maligns The Cultural Revolution (CR). This 1971 Work Was First Published In The Shenyang Journal ” Workers- Peasant-Soldiers Literature” [...]

Proletarians Are Revolutionary Optimists

Pi Sheng

THE struggle initiated and led by Chairman Mao to repulse the Right deviationist attempt at reversing correct verdicts has smashed the criminal plot of Teng Hsiao-ping, the arch unrepentant capitalist reader in the Party, to subvert the dictatorship of the proletariat and restore capitalism. This is another great victory we have won [...]

Tsinghua University: Mass Debate Brings Changes-1976

THE mass debate concerning the revolution in education in Peking’s Tsinghua University has brought many changes since it started last November. Last summer, a small number of persons who clung to the revisionist line that prevailed in the university before the Great Cultural Revolution echoed the absurd views then circulating in educational circles and [...]

The Dictatorship of the Proletariat and The Great Cultural Revolution-1976

Chung Shih

THE proletarian revolutionary teacher Lenin once made the famous statement: “The further that great day recedes into the past, the more clearly we see the significance of the proletarian revolution in Russia, and the more deeply are we led to reflect upon the practical experience gained in our work as a whole.” [...]


The State Department notes central media signaling for local militants to put the breaks on the mass campaign to criticize Confucius as it began to develop into a renewed attack against the bureaucratic bourgeois. This delicate oscillation between Right and Left continued until a final escalation in the Criticize Deng campaign of 1976. As [...]