Xi Jinping Thought has been added to the Communist party’s constitution as a guide to action, putting the Chinese leader in the same league as Chairman Mao. So how do their thoughts compare, and can you distinguish between them?

Select Xi’s quotes in the quiz below

“Both China and the world are in the midst of profound and complex changes … All comrades must aim high and look far, be alert to dangers even in times of calm”

“The Chinese Communist Party is the core of leadership of the whole Chinese people. Without this core, the cause of socialism cannot be victorious”

“The international scene is troubled with much disorder … The world is not at peace”

“The era is the mother of thought. Practice is the fount of theory”

“China is a socialist country of people’s democratic dictatorship under the leadership of the working class based on an alliance of workers and farmers. It is a country where all power of the state belongs to the people”

“Comrades, you should analyse your responsibility. Your stomachs will feel much more comfortable if you move your bowels and break wind”

“The greater an official becomes, the worse his temperament gets”

“We will continue to carry out criticism and self-criticism in keeping with the principle of learning from mistakes to prevent recurrence and treating the illness to save the patient”

“We should follow the principle of letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend”

“You should not rely on your secretaries to do everything. You should mainly do things yourselves. Reliance on your secretaries for everything is a manifestation of your degeneration in revolutionary will”

“We must guard against and oppose self-centered behaviour, decentralism, behaviour in disregard of the rules, a silo mentality, unprincinpled nice-guyism and sectarianism, factionalism and patronage”

“The theory of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin is universally applicable. We should regard it not as a dogma, but as a guide to action”

“We cannot just follow the beaten track traversed by other countries”

“In the scientific truth of Marxism-Leninism, Chinese progressives saw a solution to China’s problems”

“Realising our great dream demands a great struggle”

“As long as we persist in the people’s democratic dictatorship and unite with our foreign friends, we shall always be victorious”

“Comrades, the Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable”

“The domestic situation is very good and the future looks bright”

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