Socialism with Chinese characteristics

  • socialism with chinese characteristics
    simplified chinese中国特色社会主义
    traditional chinese中國特色社會主義
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    the theoretical system of socialism with chinese characteristics (chinese: 中国特色社会主义; pinyin: zhōngguó tèsè shèhuìzhǔyì)[1] is a broad term for political theories and policies that are seen by their proponents as representing marxism–leninism adapted to chinese circumstances and specific time periods. for instance, in this view xi jinping thought is considered to represent marxist–leninist policies suited for china's present condition while deng xiaoping theory was considered relevant for the period when it was formulated.[2]

    the term entered common usage during the era of deng xiaoping and was largely associated with deng's overall program of adopting elements of market economics as a means to foster growth using foreign investment and to increase productivity (especially in the countryside where 80% of china's population lived) while the communist party of china retained both its formal commitment to achieve communism and its monopoly on political power.[3] in the party's official narrative, socialism with chinese characteristics is marxism–leninism adapted to chinese conditions and a product of scientific socialism. the theory stipulated that china was in the primary stage of socialism due to its relatively low level of material wealth and needed to engage in economic growth before it pursued a more egalitarian form of socialism, which in turn would lead to a communist society described in marxist orthodoxy.

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Socialism with Chinese characteristics
Simplified Chinese中国特色社会主义
Traditional Chinese中國特色社會主義
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2).svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
China

The theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics (Chinese: 中国特色社会主义; pinyin: Zhōngguó tèsè shèhuìzhǔyì)[1] is a broad term for political theories and policies that are seen by their proponents as representing Marxism–Leninism adapted to Chinese circumstances and specific time periods. For instance, in this view Xi Jinping Thought is considered to represent Marxist–Leninist policies suited for China's present condition while Deng Xiaoping Theory was considered relevant for the period when it was formulated.[2]

The term entered common usage during the era of Deng Xiaoping and was largely associated with Deng's overall program of adopting elements of market economics as a means to foster growth using foreign investment and to increase productivity (especially in the countryside where 80% of China's population lived) while the Communist Party of China retained both its formal commitment to achieve communism and its monopoly on political power.[3] In the party's official narrative, socialism with Chinese characteristics is Marxism–Leninism adapted to Chinese conditions and a product of scientific socialism. The theory stipulated that China was in the primary stage of socialism due to its relatively low level of material wealth and needed to engage in economic growth before it pursued a more egalitarian form of socialism, which in turn would lead to a communist society described in Marxist orthodoxy.