July 1st marked the 90 years anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). China has undergone huge changes and will be the next super power. If we all end up working for the Chinese or not is to be seen, meanwhile we present some history on the Red Capitalist, that will drive China into the next World Super Power.
Below from Stratfor;
The CPC was founded in July 1921 by 13 Chinese intellectuals who were anxiously seeking a way out for China in the chaotic post-Qing dynasty period. The 13 founders represented a total of 50 Party members, one tiny political group among many in China at the time. Calling for a class-based revolution by urban workers and rural peasants, the Party was assisted by the Communist International (known as the Comintern), though it cooperated with the ruling Chinese nationalist party, the Kuomintang (KMT), in resisting the Japanese during World War II.
Eventually the Party was able to unify the country’s urban workers and create a series of movements to undermine the KMT’s power. Later realizing its weaker appeal in China’s urban areas, compared to the KMT, the CPC shifted its strategic focus to the countryside, establishing a rural base to unify China’s vastly larger peasant population.
Nine decades later, the Party’s status rests primarily on these rural revolutionary roots and its role in creating the People’s Republic of China in 1949. This legacy has helped sustain and reinforce the Party’s absolute control over the state during a series of political movements and internal power struggles from 1949 until the late 1970s, such as the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, all of which had a disastrous impact on Chinese society.
During the revolutionary period and after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the CPC’s ruling strategy was ideological. It sought to draw a clear line between the so-called “capitalist class,” which had caused so much torment in China, and the proletariat, which the Party claimed to represent. After coming to power in 1949, the CPC implemented land reform, cracked down on the private sector and targeted the capitalist class as an “enemy” of the state. This not only strengthened the party’s political, social and economic control, it also created the perception among the people that they would derive great benefit from all this. Naturally, this perception made the Party very popular and powerful, further reinforcing its authority despite the extremely weak economic performance and social strife that characterized China for the next three decades.