China’s Entertainment Industry Bolsters Communist Party’s 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Since its origins in Shanghai in 1921, the Chinese communist party has grown to be one of the world’s most powerful political parties.

By Balthazar Malevolent

China’s Entertainment Industry Bolsters Communist Party’s 100th Anniversary Celebrations

China has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party for several days. On 1 July, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a programme speech in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in which he warned that whoever "ventures to enslave China will break his head", and made no mention of the "Cultural Revolution", which claimed the lives of at least a million people. Xi Jinping's speech is fully in line with the rest of the anniversary programme - reports of successes, displays of military forces and colourful presentations of how the CCP has co-ordinated "a great struggle, a great programme, a great cause and a great dream, and achieved great successes".

Events to mark the anniversary of the party, founded on 1 July 1921, have been organised across China at various levels. The CCP Central Committee and Xi Jinping personally received many congratulations from leaders of a number of countries and from the leadership of major political and international organizations. The 100th-anniversary celebrations in Beijing are held in a particularly festive atmosphere, with people from all regions of China posting millions of photos and videos on social media.

The CCP was founded during the peak of the revolutionary movement on the basis of Marxism-Leninism ideas. It is considered to be the largest political organisation in the world. According to official figures, the number of Communist Party members in China is steadily increasing and has already surpassed 95 million, a 3.5% increase from the end of 2019. Its main task is to build socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Mr Xi, who spoke for around an hour, reiterated the role of the party in modern China, saying that it has been central to the country's growth and that attempts to separate it from the people would fail.

"Only socialism can save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China," he said, referring to the system under which the party embraced markets to reform the economy.

He added that "we will never allow anyone to bully, oppress or subjugate China".

"Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people," he said.

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