On the student demonstrations in Hong Kong [revised]

By CPP Information Bureau

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounces the government of China and its authorities in Hong Kong for employing the full force of the police to brutally suppress student mass demonstrations. Last Sunday, the Hong Kong police lobbed teargas canisters, used pepper spray and wielded batons to charge and disperse the protest actions.

The China and Hong Kong governments, however, can only provoke bigger mass actions in the face of widespread demands by the students and people for political reforms and greater democratic rights.

The suppression of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, a territory under Chinese rule, is reminiscent of the suppression of the Tienanmen demonstrations in 1987. Both prove that the government leadership in China has long become fascist and increasingly isolated from the people as it continues to promote the interests of the big bureaucrat capitalists and foreign companies.

At the same time, the CPP denounces US and UK imperialist subversion against Chinese sovereignty. The US and UK have long been working with segments of the Chinese big bourgeoisie in an effort to push for further economic liberalization and the total shedding of the “communist” label.

They have sought to cause large-scale turmoil in China and are currently trying to take advantage of the mass demonstrations in Hong Kong to strengthen the influence of its political and cultural agents among the student masses.

The CPP and the Filipino people express their solidarity with the students and people of Hong Kong in their democratic mass struggles, which have brought to the fore the increasingly oppressive and exploitative conditions and worsening socio-economic conditions amid the Chinese government’s relentless pursuit of the policies of liberalization, deregulation and privatization.

The CPP trusts that the students and people of Hong Kong will advance their struggles with full awareness of the insidious aims of the imperialists agents in their midst and advance their democratic cause while defending their country’s national sovereignty.

The CPP is aware that many people and students of Hong Kong and China are working hard to study and propagate revolutionary literature, especially those of Chairman Mao Zedong. In doing so, they gain a deeper understanding of the objective conditions in Hong Kong and China, more than three decades after the socialist cause was betrayed by the big bourgeoisie and bureaucrat capitalist currently lording it over China. They are realizing, as well, the need for revolutionary struggle and for rebuilding the communist party.

[Revised on 4 October 2014]