Chinese President Xi Jinping at the podium at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 4. In his speech marking the bicentennial of Karl Marx's birth, Xi praised Marx’s role in the founding of modern China. “Writing Marxism onto the flag of the Chinese Communist Party was totally correct,” he said. Photo: AP

Why Beijing isn’t Marxist enough for China’s radical millennials

President Xi Jinping may have called for a recommitment to Karl Marx’s ideology, but excuse some young Marxists if they are a little sceptical

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Chinese President Xi Jinping at the podium at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 4. In his speech marking the bicentennial of Karl Marx's birth, Xi praised Marx’s role in the founding of modern China. “Writing Marxism onto the flag of the Chinese Communist Party was totally correct,” he said. Photo: AP
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.