CCP Self-Motivation Comes From Deep Sense Of Patriotism: Russian Academic
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). How did the CCP lead China to overcome several wars and western isolation and allow China to develop rapidly? Where does CPC self-motivation come from? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen spoke to Yuri Tavrovsky (Tavrovsky), head of the Expert Council of the Russian-Chinese Committee for Friendship, Peace and Development, on these issues.
GT: The CCP has led China to overcome several wars as well as the isolation and repression of the West. It has enabled China to achieve rapid development since reform and opening up. What does all this indicate for the CPC?
Tavrovsky: The CCP is the ruling party in China. He has gained this status through many trials and tribulations over the past 100 years. He chose the path of socialism, and after several experiences he improved to achieve rapid development since the initiation of reforms and opening up. He offered the nation new perspectives of rejuvenation by highlighting the long-term Chinese Dream program. It continues to prove that it is right to rule over the past few years by uniting and leading the nation in the harsh conditions of the natural disaster called COVID-19 and a man-made calamity called the Cold War.
GT: The CCP exercises democratic centralism. What are the differences between the CCP and the western parties that exercise the campaign system?
Tavrovsky: The CCP is a fighting party. It was born as an underground organization under the strict disciplinary rules of the Commintern and the Russian Bolsheviks. It matured in two almost simultaneous wars – against the Japanese invasion and the suppression of the Kuomintang. From the start of his membership in the ruling party, he had to resist Western aggression, isolation and repression. Only strict ruling party disciplines saved China from impending doom after two decades of chaos of the Great Leap Forward (1958-61) and the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).
At present, democratic centralism guarantees the invulnerability of the CCP and China against Western efforts to undermine China’s peaceful accretion on the world stage. No wonder the Trump and Biden administrations have pointed to the CCP with its mobilization potential and socialist ideology as the main threat to US national security.
The American establishment with its outdated political system cannot resist the forces of racial and social disintegration and protest; he put the nation on the brink of a new civil war.
GT: The US-led West continues to attack the CCP and has even sanctioned CCP members. However, this strengthened Chinese society’s support for the CCP. Do you think the West’s attacks on the CCP are a miscalculation?
Tavrovsky: Western attacks on the CCP are not a miscalculation but a natural reaction to the urgency of a new competitor. The American establishment and the ruling Democratic Party are heavily influenced by neoconservative ideology. “Neoconservatives” occupy key positions in the Biden administration, the Pentagon and the security services, in the media and in Hollywood. Neoconservatism was born and developed in New York at the end 20 years and 30 years among leftist students leaning towards the Trozkyist faction of Bolshevism. Since then, they have retained a strong hatred of the Soviet and all other variations of socialist ideas except their own. This explains their traditional antagonism towards the Soviet Union and present-day Russia.
Mixing their ideas with mainstream American Puritanism and Mormon dogmas, the “neoconservatives” produced a new semi-religious ideology. The majority of Americans believe that they are the “chosen people” and that their country is “City on the Hill” with the natural right to be the sole power to rule the world.
In foreign relations, he explains the traditional American exceptionalism and unilateralism, its anti-globalization and its intolerance of all competition. In home affairs, leftist traditions of “neoconservatives” manifest themselves in favor of the BLM and other populist movements, in the socialist fantasies of Bernie Sanders and the billions spent on social support. The neoconservatives fear that socialism with Chinese characteristics will soon become the competitor of their ideology. Their anxiety runs deeper than Trump and his Republican Party’s fear of trade imbalances with China. Ideology was the main reason for the Cold War between the Soviet Union and America. Ideology will be the driving force behind the Cold War America unleashed against China.
GT: Where does CPC self-motivation come from?
Tavrovsky: I think the CCP’s self-motivation comes from deep feelings of patriotism. It was the love of their homeland that had helped the Communists “to build the Great Wall with our flesh and blood” in the fight against the Japanese invaders. It was patriotism that helped Communists fight, sometimes with their bare hands, against American tanks during the Korean War (1950-53). It was patriotism that made possible the formulation of the Chinese Dream, which concerns the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Patriotism is the essence of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This patriotic formula and the obvious practical results of the Chinese Dream allow the CCP to rule over 1.4 billion Chinese in the 21st century with all information technology and artificial intelligence.
GT: China points out that countries with different systems could coexist, while the United States and some Western countries adopt various means to weaken China’s strength, ranging from a “color revolution” to military pressure. What risks will the US suppression of China bring to the world?
Tavrovsky: The United States and other Western countries do not want to coexist with “revisionist” nations like China and Russia because the United States-led West is afraid that their current position as lawmakers and taxpayers will change. rules in global finance and international relations will only be replaced by China and Russia. The United States, with its current neoconservative administration, puts ideology before profits and may risk a limited war or even a great war to stop China as its most powerful competitor. These dangerous inclinations could and should be avoided by maximum coordination with China, Russia and other “revisionist” countries.
GT: China and Russia are under pressure and repression from the US-led West. What lessons could their experience of fighting such pressure offer?
Tavrovsky: China and Russia have a century-old tradition of cooperation against common threats. Our national interests have coincided in a joint confrontation against the Japanese, Americans and other nations on several occasions. Mutual consultations in the event of aggression against either party are envisaged in the 2001 Treaty on Good Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation. Our countries were in fact the “second front” to each other during World War II. By simultaneously exerting pressure and repression against Russia and China, America is pushing Moscow and Beijing to forge close relations.