ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Elementary Stage of Socialism

The 13th National Congress (NC) of the Chinese Com- munist Party (CPC) basically moved along the line laid down at the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Party Central Committee held m December 1978. It may be recalled that at the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee there was a fundamental shift of focus from class struggle and continuing the revolution to economic modernisation. Basically the cultural revolution was totally rejected Since then, a serious problem of the Chinese leadership has been to provide an ideological justification for the decisions made since the 'reform' was initiated nine years ago This ideological justification has now been provided at the 13th NC.

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