We are publishing a
letter we recently received from a reader in China, who considers himself a Marxist. Although we would
not necessarily agree with every point he makes, the letter does give a very
interesting insight into what is happening in Chinese society.
Outraged by the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia, almost a million people took to the streets on the mainland. The Chinese Vice Premier Hu Jintao announced on TV that although NATO attacked China's embassy, "reform and opening up will continue". Voices questioning the pro-capitalist path have grown louder, gaining a base amongst CCP members, lower levels of the bureaucracy, the workers and youth.