To lead the Chinese people in their pursuit of a better life is an unswerving goal of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping reiterated in a speech at a recent meeting of provincial and ministerial-level officials. Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012, Xi has repeatedly stressed a people-oriented development philosophy and made a series of important remarks on how to improve people’s livelihoods, while vowing not to let any person be left behind in the efforts to build a well-off society in an all-around way.
Xi insists that the country’s reform programs should make people feel a sense of gain and efforts to promote the rule of law should make people feel the justice in every judicial decision. Talking of the Party’s campaign to promote stricter self-governance, he says the key aim is to strengthen the Party’s bond with the people.
Under the guidance of Xi’s remarks and thoughts, China has taken a series of measures to extend the country’s development fruits to more people over the past five years, which has greatly boosted people’s sense of gain and happiness. This attests to the Party’s governance philosophy that its efforts to improve people’s livelihoods will never come to an end, and the Party’s ideological pursuit to ensure ordinary people can live fulfilling lives is the starting point and also the objective of its work.
After about four decades of reform and opening-up, Chinese people have stronger desires to live more enriching lives making it necessary for decision-makers to map out development strategies and policies for the causes of the Party and the nation based on the country’s changed circumstances.
China’s development is now at a critical point and it should seize the emerging opportunities for further development and not leave identified problems unaddressed. Following the guidance of the development concepts embodied in Xi’s remarks will enable China to continue to progress.