On April 24, 2011, Xinhua reported that the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and 12 other organizations jointly held an academic seminar on the fall of the Soviet Union. Over 200 people attended the seminar. The primary topics were “The Reason for the Fall of the Soviet Union,” “The Consequences of the Fall of the Soviet Union,” and “The Outlook for the World Socialist Movement.” Some experts expressed the belief that a deep understanding of the reason for the fall and of its impact are the key to improving the socialist movement. They believe socialism can be realized in the foreseeable future. The participants concluded that the seminar will have a positive impact on the process of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. It will also help advance the ideological movement of socialism around the globe.
Source: Xinhua, April 24, 2011