Socialist Party of Manchuria
|Socialist Party of Manchuria|
ㄇㄢㄓㄡ ㄕㄜㄏㄨㄟ ㄉㄤ
Mǎnzhōu shèhuì dǎng
|First Secretary||Xu Guanzhong|
|Founded||March 12, 2000|
|Preceded by||Communist Party of Manchuria|
|Student wing||Socialist Youth|
|Youth wing||Socialist Future|
|Political position||Centre-left to Left-wing|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|Official colours||Red, yellow|
|Seats in the Supreme National Assembly||
103 / 685
|Local Government Seats||
267 / 1,110
Politics of Manchuria
The Socialist Party of Manchuria (Chinese: ㄇㄢㄓㄡ ㄕㄜㄏㄨㄟ ㄉㄤ; Mǎnzhōu shèhuì dǎng) is a centre-left political party in Manchuria. With 103 seats it is the third largest party within the Supreme National Assembly and was previously before 2010 the second largest party in the country after the Manzuxiehui.
The SPM was formed in 2000, being the legal successor of the Communist Party of Manchuria which had ruled Manchuria as a single-party socialist state between 1946 and 2000. Until 2010 it was the second biggest political force in the country, getting the second largest share of the vote in every election and always taking the mantle of official opposition within the Supreme National Assembly. In 2010 it suffered an electoral disaster when it was ousted from its position as the main opposition party by the New Progressive Party. Since then it has functioned as the third most powerful party in Manchurian politics.
The SPM concedes that the communist regime was “an oppressive dictatorship that failed the people from the start” as well describes communism in general as a “self-defeating ideology that fails to bring about real social justice and prosperity to average people.”
The Socialist Party was founded in March 2000 as the legal successor to the Communist Party following the latter's dissolution during the end of the Manchu People's Republic and subsequent reorganization into the Third Manchu Republic. Tao Shiyou was the founder of the party and served as its first leader under the title of First Secretary. Tao, wanting to give the Socialist Party a better chance in the near future, decided to reform it into a brand new political party to prevent the party from being viewed as a rebranded version of the Communist Party with a new name and logo. As a result, the SPM would adhere to a democratic socialist and left-wing nationalist platform to differentiate itself and try to frame itself as a legitimate opponent of the Manzuxiehui.
List of First Secretaries
|Portrait||Term in Office|
|March 12, 2000||September 27, 2007|
|Spetmeber 27, 2007||April 20, 2010|
|April 20, 2010||August 11, 2016|
|August 11, 2016||Incumbent|
- Increase the size of the welfare state.
- Scrap plans for a flat tax rate and create a progressive tax system.
- Guarantee employment for all.
- Raise the income tax on those earning over 元2,500,000 from 48% of their earnings to 53%.
- Strike down the International Free Trade Act of 1997.
- Oppose all moves to introduce a school voucher system.
- Nationalize heavy industries and Re-nationalize Manchu Airways.
- Bring back collective bargaining rights to public sector employees.
- Nationalize liquor and tobacco retail.
- Adopt the Nordic model and enshrine its use in the constitution.
- End the prohibition on drugs, and focus on rehabilitation in prisons rather then punishment.
- Oppose the two-child policy.
- Streamline the civil service which is too bureaucratised.
- Legalize same-sex marriage and strike down anti-LGBT laws.
- Repeal laws viewed by the public as restrictive and/or unfair.
- Create a reparations fund for the victims of the communist regime and their families.
- Eliminate gender inequality.
- Fundamentally change and reform the culture, values, and society of Manchuria and remodel Manchurian society after that of the Nordic countries.
- Teach tolerance in schools.
- Abolish private schools and adopt the Finnish education model nationwide.
- Strike down the Chinese-Manchurian Dissident Act 1966.
- Decrease military spending.
- Ban the stationing of foreign troops on Manchurian soil (except during times of war in East Asia).
- Recognise and support Palestine.
- Oppose Manchu membership in the TPP.
- Support human rights worldwide.
- Make Japan reconcile with its past and fundamentally change and reform its politics, culture, values, and society.
- Forge stronger relations with the Nordic countries.
- Join the Nordic Council and rename it the “Manchu-Nordic Council.”
- Create a condominium territory of Manchuria and all five Nordic countries with full integration in all six countries.