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China in the New Era

Title: China in the New Era: Interviews with Politicians and Academics from the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Editor-in-Chief: Jiang Hui

Associate Editor-in-Chief: Xin Xiangyang

Compiled by Li Ruiqin, Yu Haiqing, etc.

ISBN: 978-1-84464-696-8

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-697-5

Hardback - 400 pages

April 2022


£80 €100 $130



This book is a subject from the Academy of Marxism in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From the perspective of China’s new era by the former Communist Party and state leaders in the former Soviet region and Eastern Europe, it tells China's own development and international influence in the new era. This book, combined with international and domestic history and the present situation, in the form of summary and interviews shows how the former party and state leaders see the new era, reviews the history of these countries and friendly relations with China. Meanwhile, the book makes an in-depth observation and reflection on the rapid changes and development of China and on the history, reality and future of world socialism.





The Important Contributions of the People’s Republic of China to Scientifi c Socialism Over 70 Years

Jiang Hui

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era from the International Perspective

Xin Xiangyang


“China Is Providing an Inspirational Approach” in the Search for the Prospects of Socialism

– An Interview with Hans Modrow, the Last Premier of the Former German Democratic Republic from the Socialist Unity Party

Interviewed by Li Ruiqin, Wang Jianzheng

China in the New Era Has a Pioneering and Enterprising Spirit

– An Interview with Raif Dizdarević, Former Yugoslavian Leader

Interviewed by Qiao Ruihua, Peng Yuchao

China’s Experience from an International Perspective

– An Interview with Megyessy Peter, Former Hungarian Prime Minister

Interviewed by Tang Fangfang

Unsurmountable Signifi cance of China’s Reform Experience for the World

– An Interview with Leonid Danylovych Kuchma, Former Ukrainian President

Interviewed by Li Xiaohua

The Road Taken by China Bears on the Destiny of Socialism in the World

– An Interview with Adrian Nastase, Former Prime Minister of Romania

Interviewed by Liu Xinxin

A Prosperous World Requires a Prosperous China

– An Interview with Anatoly Tozik, Former Vice Premier of Belarus

Interviewed by Kang Yanru

Adhering to the Socialist Road in the Process of Reform and Opening up Is China’s Key to Success

– An Interview with Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Interviewed by Chen Airu

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era Has Blazed a Trail for the Rejuvenation of World Socialism

– An Interview with Thürmer Gyula, Chairman of Hungarian Workers’ Party

Interviewed by Yu Haiqing

China Is a Successful Socialist Country in the World

– An Interview with Toma Ioan, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Former Romanian Communist Youth League

Interviewed by Lei Xiaohuan

Ukraine and Other Countries Should Learn from China’s Experience

– An Interview with Petro Symonenko, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine

Interviewed by Kang Yanru

China’s Rise Has Profoundly Changed the World Landscape

– An Interview with Zoran Jolevski, Former Defense Minister of Macedonia

Interviewed by Zhou Miao, Liu Xiaolan

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics Has Brought Vigor and Vitality to World Socialism

– An Interview with Sylwester Szafarz, Former Polish Consul General in Shanghai

Interviewed by Qiao Ruihua

The CPRF’s Interest in and Research and Evaluation on Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era

– An Interview with Dmitry Novikov, Vice-chairman of the CPRF

Interviewed by Kang Yanru , Li Xiaohua

China Seeks a Just Global Order in the New Era

– An Interview with Srgjan Kerim, Former Foreign Minister of Macedonia

Interviewed by Zhang Li

The Unique Advantage of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Its World Significance

– An Interview with Vladimir Petkovski, the First Macedonian Ambassador to China

Interviewed by Song Lidan

Comments on the Failure of European Socialism and the Success of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

– An Interview with Frank Schumann, Director of the Edition Ost Verlag in Berlin

Interviewed by Li Ruiqin, Wang Jianzheng


About Editor-in-Chief:

Jiang Hui is Vice President, Member of the leading Party members’ group of CASS, Director and Party Secretary of the Institute of Contemporary China Studies, President, Professor, and PhD Supervisor of the Institute of Marxist Studies. He also serves as Executive Director of the CASS-based Research Center for Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, Director of the Research Center for the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and Deputy Director of the World Socialism Research Center. During the years, Jiang has won numerous eminent awards and titles, including “National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions”, Candidates for “National Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents Project,” Recipients of the “Special Allowances from the State Council,” Leading Scholars in Philosophy and Social Sciences under the National “Ten Thousand Plan,” a member of the Specialists Committee of the Marxist Theory Research and Construction Project of the Central Committee, a member of Discipline Appraisal Group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council and so on.

Jiang Hui has long engaged himself in studies of Marxist theory, scientific socialism, international communist movements, as well as contemporary Marxism and socialism. Hitherto, he has published numerous manuscripts including: Transformations of Communist Parties in Developed European Countries (欧洲发达国家共产党的变革), Contemporary Studies on Western Working Classes (当代西方工人阶级研究), Latest Developments in Contemporary World Socialism (当代世界社会主义的新发展), Some Socialist Thoughts in the Western World (西方世界中的社会主义思潮), etc. He is the co-translator of One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century. He has also published over 200 research articles. Some of them are: “Opportunities and Challenges Faced by World Socialism,” “World Socialism in the 21st Century: New Structure, New Features, and New Trends,” “On the Class Issue of Contemporary Capitalism,” etc. Jiang is widely influential in the field of international communist, socialist and Marxist studies, and has made significant contributions to the interpretation of Marxism in contemporary China and in the 21st century.

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