One of the great political delusions of our era is the premise that China has abandoned Marxism-Leninism and is on the road to capitalism.
China is happy to use capitalism to build up its economic power base, just as Lenin used his capitalistic New Economic Policy in the ’20s to save the near bankrupt Soviet regime.
Commentators at the time crowed that the Soviet socialist experiment had failed and that Russia would return to capitalism.
A study of China’s foreign policy offers clues as to the Communist Party of China’s real allegiance.
From Cuba’s La Prensa Latina
Cuban FM Begins Official Talks in China
Beijing, Apr 16 Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque began on Monday a wide program of contacts in this capital, a new step in the growing bilatral relations.
The Cuban minister accomplishes an invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Zhaoxing with whom he will hold official talks and signs a protocol of bilateral collaboration.
Perez Roque official visit to China begun last Sunday in the southern province of Guangdong, where he inaugurated a new Cuban general consulate, a city of 12 million of inhabitants very linked to the Caribbean island due to the Chinese migration since the 19 century.
The collaboration plan between Cuba and China will establish political consultations of their respectives Foreing ministries, dealing with international situation and issues of reciprocal interest as well as collaboration in the United Nations.
The Cuban delegation is also made up of deputy minister Marcos Rodriguez and the directors of Asia and Oceania, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean and Multilateral Affairs, among others
The visitors will hold meetings and consultations with their counterparts of the Chinese ministry showing the highest level achieved between the two countries´ relations.
The program also envisages meetings between Perez Roque and the Chief of the International Department of the Central Committee of China Communist Party (PCCh), Wang Jiaru and the Trade Minister Bo Xilai.
The Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong, who is also member of the Permanent Committee of the PCCh Politic Bureau, also expects to receive the Cuban Foreign Minister in the afternoon at the Peoples´ Great Palace.
During his stay in Beijing Perez Roque will deliver a conference on Cuba and the International Situation to investigators and specialists at the Institute of Contemporary International relations, following the program.