Chinese Communists not supporting Maoists in India

Chinese Communists not supporting Maoists in India

Chinese Communists not supporting Maoists in India

The ruling Communist Party of China today said it disapproved the use of violence as a means by leftwing extremist groups to overthrow governments, denying any contacts with the Maoists who have been waging an armed struggle against the Indian state.

CPC's disapproval of ideology of Naxalites and Maoist groups was highlighted by top CPC official and Chinese Vice Minister Ai Ping at a rare briefing arranged for the foreign media here in connection with its 90th anniversary celebrations.

Asked how China viewed the ideology of India's Naxalites who are also known as Maoists, Ai acknowledged that the party supported revolutions during Mao era, which ended with his death in 1976.

"The CPC supported revolutions in the past. Even at that time, we felt revolutions can not be exported but rather should be chosen by people in a country in accordance to their national conditions," he said.

"We now do not engage with illegal or extremist political parties. We do not support that any people should use violent means to overthrow any government," he said. The CPC, regarded as a most secretive organistion today threw open its sprawling office complex to the foreign media where a special photo exhibition had a distinct India flavour.

Asked about the prevailing impression around the world about the bleak future for Marxian ideology, Ai said, "As per future of socialism and communism, what we are doing is modernisation of socialist society, by improving socialist system with the implementation of reforms and opening up. We are confident of future of socialism and communism," he said.

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