ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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China's Ideological Purge

The central problem that faces China's leadership today is how to retain movement while standing: still.

Since 1961 the economy has been run in a low gear with only short-term and conservative targets. Abroad China's foreign policy has had some severe defects. The prospect that faces the country's leadership is very different from the triumphs of 1964 when China was chasing the Soviet Union hard.

Unsuccessful intransigence abroad makes necessary a continuously intensified campaign at home and since real economic campaigns have had to be ruled out ideological campaigns must take the whole strain.

It Is in this situation that the genesis of the ideological purge of the Chinese communist party is to be  found.

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