Research Group from Academy of Marxism, CASS
(Leading members: Professor Jiang Hui, Professor Pan Jin’e, etc.
Coordinator: AssociateProfessor Li Kaixuan
Translator: Doctor Liu Xinxin,
Proofread by Esther Chang Qingyun, EIS Education Group PLT)
In 2019, the communist parties in various countries commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist International in various ways and discoussed the possibility of an international alliance in the new era. Among socialist countries, China solemnly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the May Fourth Movement and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Socialist countries such as Vietnam, Cuba, Laos, and North Korea continued to promote reforms and lay out new developments through the revision of constitutions and the establishment of legislations. Most of the non-ruling communist parties tried to change their struggle strategies. Meanwhile, socialist ideas also rose in Europe and America. However, in the context of the rise of the “New Cold War” mentality, the developments of most western communist parties are still on a downward path. In 2020, with the spread of COVID-19, the superiority of the socialist system was further manifested, and the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind is becoming more popular.