Peking Review – 1963
Peking Review was the weekly political and informative magazine published between 1958 and 1978. With issue No 1 of 1979 the magazine was renamed Beijing Review, the new name bringing with it a new direction in the People’s Republic of China and was an open statement of the reintroduction of capitalism in the erstwhile Socialist Republic.
Topics and issues addressed in 1963:
- Differences between Comrade Togliatti and Us
- Lenin and Revisionism
- Archaeology in New China
- a new appeal for Communist unity
- the anti-US Imperialist struggle in Japan
- Angola’s fight for independence
- When the differences
- Comment on the Statement of the Communist Party of the USA
- Chinese and Soviet Communist Parties exchange letters
- new type Urban-Rural relations in China
- Nehru’s ‘Socialism’: a farce
- Bourgeois nationalisation
- Economic Independence – Foundation of Political Independence
- Liu Shao-chi on Opposing Modern Revisionism
- National Conference of Writers and Artists
- The Indonesian People’s Revolutionary Struggle
- Socialist education for China’s children
- A Proposal Concerning the General Line of the International Communist Movement
- We want unity, not a split
- Support for Korea’s struggle against US aggression
- The Origin and development of the Differences between the Leadership of the CPSU and ourselves
- On the Question of Stalin
- Is Yugoslavia a Socialist Country?
- The Socialist Industrialisation of China
- Apologists of Neocolonialism
- Collectivisation of Agriculture in China
- October Revolution – 46th Anniversary
- Two Different lines of the Question of War and Peace
- The Saigon Coup
- an example of Modern Revisionism in Art
- Peaceful Co-existence – Two Diametrically Opposed Policies
- the nature of Social Democracy
Available issues of Peking Review:
In issue No. 26 there’s an index for the issues for the first part of the year, there’s another index in issue No. 52 for the second part of 1963.
From issue No. 1 of 1979 the weekly political and informative magazine Peking Review changed its name to Beijing Review. On page 3 of that number the editors made the open declaration of the change in the direction of the erstwhile ‘People’s Republic of China’.
By stating that the Communist Party of China (under the control then of Teng Hsiao-Ping/Deng Xiaoping ) sought
‘to accomplish socialist modernisation by the end of the century and turn China …. into an economically developed and fully democratic socialist country’
the CPC was openly declaring the rejection of the revolutionary path, which the country had been following since 1949, and the adoption of the road that would inevitably lead to the full scale establishment of capitalism.
For those who would like to follow this downward spiral into the murky depths of capitalism and imperialism in the issues of Beijing Review (complete for the years 1979-1990 – intermittently thereafter) you can do so by going to bannedthought – which also serves as an invaluable resource for more material about China during its revolutionary phase.