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Is China communist? May 15, 2014 by Roland Boer

The writer is a left-winger from Australia, based in the industrial city of Newcastle, he frequently visits Asia and teaches at Renmin University of China (Beijing). His main interest concerns the intersections of Marxism and religion, having written a five-volume series called The Criticism of Heaven and Earth (Haymarket, 2009-13). He has recently completed a long study on Lenin and religion. frequently visits Asia and teaches at Renmin University of China (Beijing).
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source:  http://philosophersforchange.org/2014/05/15/taking-notes-36-is-china-communist/

This is a question I am asked reasonably often in China: do you think China is communist? Many would not hesitate to say ‘no’. Not only do you find this position among the bland liberal commentators around the globe, but some quarters of the Left have bought into this position as well – either China was communist at some point in the past, or it never really…