The Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), of which Harpal Brar, an Indian immigrant, is the chairman, is launching a campaign to defend the sovereignty and integrity of China.
The campaign will be formally launched at a meeting in London on Saturday. Apart from Brar, two other communists, Jack Shapiro and Keith Bennett, are listed as speakers.
Brar, who went to Britain as a student, first set up a Stalinist party and later became a Maoist.
A notice at the CPGB-ML website says, “The Hands off China campaign is being set up in the light of the vitriolic and deceitful propaganda campaign being waged in the imperialist press against China, as well as the protracted campaign being waged by the US and its allies aimed at destabilizing, weakening and encircling the country.”