People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXVI

No. 45

November 11, 2012

 

 

CPI(M) Greets CPC on its Eighteenth Congress

 

The following is the text of the greetings sent by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on November 5, 2012 on the occasion of its 18th  Congress

 

Central Committee

Communist Party of China

 

Dear Comrades,

THE Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) extends its warm fraternal communist greetings to the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China. We hope that the deliberations of this Congress will further consolidate the process of socialist construction in China.

 

The 18th Congress of the CPC is taking place at a crucial juncture. The entire world is reeling under the affects of global economic crisis. Unemployment, poverty, inequalities and hunger are on the rise. What has started as corporate insolvency has now got converted into full fledged sovereign insolvency. Many countries in Euro zone are under severe duress. The very sustainability of European Union is now under question.

 

Imperialism is trying to come out of this crisis by transferring the burdens of the crisis on to the people of the third world countries. It is using all the means at its disposal military, economic, political to ensure that it retains its hegemony over the world. People in many of the countries, both the developed and developing, are coming out in protest against the increasing burdens on their livelihoods.

 

US has identified Asia-Pacific region as crucial to sustain its hegemony. As the recent documents of the US show, it is planning to deploy 60 per cent of its naval force in the Asia-Pacific region. NATO is expanding its influence to many regions of the world. The involvement of NATO forces in the war in Afghanistan, in Libya and now in Syria all point to the growing aggressiveness of imperialism to control the world natural resources. It is in such a complex international situation that the 18th Congress of the CPC is taking place.

 

The CPI(M) has been keenly following the developments taking place in China. It notes the impressive economic advances made by China. The measures adopted by the CPC for ensuring harmonious development of the Chinese society, reduce the income inequalities and fight corruption and other alien tendencies are watched with immense interest.

 

The 18th Congress of the CPC is being held at a crucial stage of China's endeavour in building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round manner while facing the challenges of deepening reform and opening-up and accelerating the transformation of economic development pattern. The CPI(M) is confident that the deliberations of the 18th Congress of the CPC will facilitate the further growth and consolidation of socialism in China, upholding the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

 

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 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China all success and conveys its fraternal greetings to all delegates.

 

 

 

Central Committee

Communist Party of India (Marxist)