Original article published by Mi Xingang, China.org.cn, May 30, 2018

Rather than being strictly a dogma, Marxism is applicable to real life conditions and is itself evolving, said Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. He spoke during an interview while attending a workshop entitled "Marxism of the 21st Century and the future for world socialism," hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on May 28.

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"Marxism seems to be set ideas and principles, but it can be developed," said Griffiths. China's great achievements have testified that it is necessary and important to apply it in changing circumstances, he added.

In face of social problems like financial crises, unemployment and terrorism, many people in Britain resort to reading classic Marxist works to seek solutions, Griffiths noted. In a poll on "which was the greatest mind of modern history" conducted by BBC Channel 4, listeners voted for Karl Marx, said Griffiths to illustrate the depth of Karl Marx's present-day influence.

As for youth involvement, explained Griffiths, the Young Communist League, an independent organization allied with the Communist Party of Britain, helps young people analyze social problems and find appropriate courses of action.

Griffiths expressed his admiration for the effective way socialism with Chinese characteristics has been implemented in China under the leadership of the CPC. He also said he greatly appreciates the CPC's efforts to bring together representatives of communist parties around the world and enhancing dialogue among them.

The Marxism-themed workshop, which was part of the larger high-level meeting CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties, was attended by over 100 leaders and representatives of 75 communist parties from 50 countries.

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