Hu Jintao: It (Xinhai Revolution) initiated the modern national democratic revolution in its real sense and opened the gate for China's progress.

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General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese President Hu Jintao deliveredan important speech at a grand rally to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the National People's Congress.


Many Chinese with great ideas had struggled to probe way to save the country when China gradually fell into a semi-colonial and semi-feudal society plagued by growing national crises after 1840 as a result of the invasion of western powers and the corruption of the feudal ruling class.

The bourgeois democratic revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1911, which overthrew the Qing Dynasty, put an end to the thousand years-old autocratic monarchy, initiated the modern national democratic revolution in its real sense and opened the gate for China's progress, said the president.

The Revolution of 1911, however, failed to change the nature of old China and the destiny of the Chinese people since the bourgeois republic system established after the revolution could not ensure the rights of the general public and was eventually defeated under the attack of reactionary forces, said Hu.

He said all the political systems introduced into old China since then also failed to change their nature as representative of the interests of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism, and the Chinese people remained in the miserable position as the oppressed, the enslaved and the exploited.

History indicates that indiscriminately copying western political systems is a blind alley for China, Hu stressed.

After long-term struggles, the Chinese people came to realize that to achieve national independence, people's liberation, national prosperity and a happy life for the people, it is a must to completely overthrow the political system of the exploiting class and establish a brand new people's democratic political system under which the people act as the master of the country.

"The Communist Party of China logically came into the position to shoulder the historic mission of leading the Chinese people for the great change," said Hu.


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