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China’s leader Xi Jinping speaks at Beijing gathering to mark 200-year anniversary of Marx’s birth

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May 8, 2018
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Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (center)
Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (center)

The New China News Agency (Xinhua) is reporting that Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, told a May 5 Beijing gathering to commemorate the bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth that Marx is the "teacher of revolution for the proletariat and working people all over the world, the main founder of Marxism, creator of Marxist parties, a pathfinder for international communism and the greatest thinker of modern times."

Xi told attendees, "Today, we hold this grand gathering with great veneration to mark the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth, to remember his great character and historic deeds and to review his noble spirit and brilliant thoughts."

Xi also stated, "Marxism, for the first time, explored the path for humanity's freedom and liberation from the stance of the people, and pointed out the direction, with scientific theory, toward an ideal society with no oppression or exploitation, where every person would enjoy equality and freedom."

 

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