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  Democracy is a shared value of humanity. It does not belong to the United States, or to the capitalist world, alone. This was the theme of the Meeting of the Chinese Communist Party and Marxist Political Parties from Europe, North American, and Oceania held on December 15, 2021. The CPC hosted the event live in Beijing while Communist Parties attended from around the world through a video conference. The timing of this event and the subject matter were a direct response to Biden’s so-called Democracy Summit on December 9–10. China has its own democratic system, being a socialist country, and a 5,000 year-old civilization. The term is called “whole-process people’s democracy” and although it does not have multiple parties competing for power (the CPC is not the only political party legal in China; there are eight others), grassroots decision making, public opinion, and mass participation are the bedrock of Chinese democracy. Not only in the political sphere are the people involved in decision making, but at the workplace too. Through the staff and worker congress systems and the involvement of labor unions, Chinese workers are able to participate in the management and running of state-owned companies. And even in 70% of private and foreign-owned companies, there are Communist Party groups. In fact, only in China is Walmart fully unionized. The idea of a single delegate from a Chinese province holding out on a popular high-speed rail system is unthinkable, while in the United States, a sole senator’s tanking an infrastructure bill that would benefit millions of Americans is business as usual. The event started with the “Internationale” playing, with all attendees, both in person and over Zoom, rising for the duration of the Communist anthem. Comrade Song Tao, head of the International Department for the CPC, gave the keynote speech, addressing the crowd as comrades and friends.Song explained that democracy for the China and the Communist party means people being the masters of their own country and having a responsible government is receptive to their needs and well-being. He further stressed the need to revitalize the world socialist movement, saying that “the CPC will continue to work with Marxist political parties to jointly promote Marxism and world socialism in the 21st century.” Song stressed that the CPC would stand shoulder to shoulder with Marxist parties around the world. The Communist Party of Australia spoke of the declining standards of living for indigenous people and of the recent AUKUS treaty that would see Australia purchase nuclear-power submarines for $100 billion dollars, and allow new military bases, effectively surrendering Australian sovereignty to become a military base for the U.S. The Australian comrades proposed an international Marxist school to help train and support the communist parties of the world. This proposal is worth exploring, as the CPUSA has recently hosted a national youth school, so why not international schools? Gyula Thürmer, chairman of the Hungarian Workers Party (successor to the former ruling party of the Hungarian People’s Republic) pointed out the hypocrisy of the Biden summit, noting that Hungary had not been invited to it, not because it wasn’t “democratic” enough but because it was not a loyal supporter of European Union and U.S. policy. The comrade also warned of the danger of war between Russia and NATO with the tension along the Ukrainian border, brought about by NATO eastward expansion. Mauro Alboresi, national secretary of the the Communist Party of Italy, told the participants that the theme of the meeting, democracy, was not just symbolic but a goal of Marxist parties around the world. He added that the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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