- Jan 14, 2016
- By the Gulag wall.
An interesting article on a problem that the Communist Party of China wasn't expecting - Young Chinese people who are rejecting Consumerism and demanding More Mao and More Marx.
HUIZHOU, China — They were exactly what China’s best universities were supposed to produce: young men and women steeped in the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party.
They read Marx, Lenin and Mao and formed student groups to discuss the progress of socialism. They investigated the treatment of the campus proletariat, including janitors, cooks and construction workers. They volunteered to help struggling rural families and dutifully recited the slogans of President Xi Jinping.
Then, after graduation, they attempted to put the party’s stated ideals into action, converging from across China last month on Huizhou, a city in the south, to organize labor unions at nearby factories and stage protests demanding greater protections for workers.
The Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on a group of student protesters who have done little but fight for communism’s values and praise Marx, Mao and President Xi Jinping.