posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 07:02 PM
The Constitution of the People's Republic of China
China is a country with one of the longest histories in the world. The people of all of China's nationalities have jointly created a culture of
grandeur and have a glorious revolutionary tradition.
After 1840, feudal China was gradually turned into a semi-colonial and semi- feudal country. The Chinese people waged many successive heroic struggles
for national independence and liberation and for democracy and freedom.
Great and earthshaking historical changes have taken place in China in the 20th century.
The Revolution of 1911, led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, abolished the feudal monarchy and gave birth to the Republic of China. But the historic mission of the
Chinese people to overthrow imperialism and feudalism remained unaccomplished.
After waging protracted and arduous struggles, armed and otherwise, along a zigzag course, the Chinese people of all nationalities led by the
Communist Party of China with Chairman Mao Zedong as its leader ultimately, in 1949, overthrew the rule of imperialism, feudalism and
bureaucrat-capitalism, won a great victory in the New-Democratic Revolution and founded the People's Republic of China. Since then the Chinese people
have taken control of state power and become masters of the country.
After founding the People's Republic, China gradually achieved its transition from a New-Democratic to a socialist society. The socialist
transformation of the private ownership of the means of production has been completed, the system of exploitation of man by man abolished and the
socialist system established. The people's democratic dictatorship held by the working class and based on the alliance of workers and peasants, which
is in essence the dictatorship of the proletariat, has been consolidated and developed. The Chinese people and the Chinese People's Liberation Army
have defeated imperialist and hegemonist aggression, sabotage and armed provocations and have thereby safeguarded China's national independence and
security and strengthened its national defense. Major successes have been achieved in economic development. An independent and relatively
comprehensive socialist system of industry has basically been established. There has been a marked increase in agricultural production. Significant
advances have been made in educational, scientific and cultural undertakings, while education in socialist ideology has produced noteworthy results.
The life of the people has improved considerably.
[edit on 6-8-2009 by BornPatriot]