Editorial board of Jinglei
Translated by Chunxing
Who Are We?
We, the Jinglei (Thunder,《惊雷》), is a Revolutionary Communist publication. We follow the classical Marxist tradition of Marx and Engels; we support the major resolutions of first four world congresses of the Communist International and the International Left Opposition to Fourth International:
Transitional Program, The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International (First Congress, 1938)
Socialist Revolution and the Struggle for Women’s Liberation (11th Congress, 1979)
The Dictatorship of the proletariat and socialist democracy (12th Congress, 1985)
Socialist revolution and Ecology (13th Congress, 1991)
On Lesbian/Gay Liberation (15th Congress, 2003)
Mobilization for the climate and anti-capitalist strategy (16th Congress, 2010)
Let’s seize the opportunities, and build an international for revolution and communism (Announced by Fourth International Opposition Platform, 2017)
We support socialist feminism, ecological socialism and the idea of LGBTQ equal rights. In producing this publication, we adhere to the principles of internal democracy.
Currently Communist-internationalists in China are few in number, our theoretical basis and working ability is underdeveloped, internal differences are significant; state and capitalist control over society is severe; despite increasing number of workers’ struggle, the level of struggle remains at a low level, and they are basically limited to the economic struggle; the Chinese Left is dominated mainly by Maoists and Stalinists who hold bureaucratic socialism thought. In the face of this situation, our tasks are focused on: First, conduct propaganda for advanced individuals toward the goal of converting the advanced layers of workers, young students and intellectuals into revolutionary Marxists; Second, strengthen the Revolutionary Communists’ education, development, exchange and solidarity; only in this way, will we be able to lay the foundation for propaganda and agitation to the masses when future mass movement and upsurge arise.