there is perfect institutional continuity between the CCP and the current government.
Of course, it goes without saying, it is the same regime.
When in the USA, I met a South Korean girl at a uni in NYC. We talked a lot about Korean lifestyle and culture and once I expressed my regret that Koreans were split between two feuding countries. She surprised me with her optimism - the history of Korea is 5000 years old and the communist period in North Korea is just a minute speck in it. Sooner or later it will pass with time.
We need to apply similar attitude to China - communists will be gone one day. :):):)