Forbidden City: The 19th century Chinese book of communist philosophy

1) Inspired by Marxist theorist Karl Marx, the book contains sets of laws and ideas predicting a future China’s leading role in the international economy. The following are the themes that Prof Hu Jintao had to explore:

1. Fundamental nature of the industrial revolution

2. Industry v service

3. Theory of unequal exchange (contractual vs natural exchange)

4. The rational benefit of production

5. Money power or the right to control money?

6. Challenges of the distributed power of information

7. The advantage of concentration of power in the hands of individuals or a few managers

8. The need for a higher ethical leadership

9. Changes in society

10. Foreign policy

11. Peoples’ livelihood and working conditions

12. The power and sense of identity of the Chinese people

13. National development and transformation

14. Labor benefits and democracy

15. Effects of socialist dictatorship and socialism with Chinese characteristics

16. Perspectives of entrepreneurship, innovativeness and individualism

17. Domestic and foreign policy and economic issues

18. Life after communism

19. World peace and international cooperation

20. Socialist core values, national socialism and social justice

• For live action graphics of Communist party leaders who have led China, check our Forbidden City

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