People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 21, 2007
CPI(M) Greets 17th Congress Of CPC
The central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has sent the following message of fraternal greetings to the central committee of the Communist Party of China on October 12, 2007 on the occasion of its 17th congress of CPC.
The central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its warm fraternal communist greetings to the 17th congress of the Communist Party of China. This congress is of great importance, which in a complex world situation is going to chart the path the communists have to follow in building socialism in China.
The 17th congress of the CPC is taking place in a very complex international situation when imperialism, led by the USA, utilising the post-September 11, 2001 situation, is launching fresh offensives to establish its hegemony worldwide. Simultaneously, imperialism is seeking to emerge from the global economic recession by intensifying the economic exploitation of the developing countries and shifting the burdens of the crisis on to them.
Following the end of the bipolar cold war period, the tendency of international developments is a movement towards multipolarity. US imperialism, however, is seeking to subvert this process and impose unipolarity under its leadership.
The imperialist attempts to establish its political and economic hegemony is being met with wider and wider resistance. In this situation, the CPC’s firm adherence to the socialist path remains a source of inspiration for the peoples struggling worldwide for an exploitation-free society.
The CPI(M) has been keenly following the developments taking place in China. It notes the impressive economic advances made by China following the 1978 historic CC plenary session decisions on reforms for ushering in socialist modernisation in China. The tremendous economic strides made by China during these decades, unaffected by the worldwide capitalist recession, are receiving worldwide attention.
The CPI(M) is confident that the deliberations of the 17th congress of the CPC will facilitate the further growth and consolidation of socialism in China.
The CPI(M) is confident that the relations between the peoples of China and India will continue to improve and this, in turn, will contribute to bringing peace and stability in the region. The continuing close fraternal relations between the CPI(M) and the CPC, we are confident, will be further strengthened in the future, contributing to this process.
The central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) once again wishes the 17th congress of the Communist Party of China all success and conveys its fraternal greetings to all delegates.