Push­ing for­ward re­forms

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - COMMENT - — XIN­HUA DAILY TELE­GRAPH

Broad­cast by China Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion from July 17, the doc­u­men­tary Car­ry­ing Re­form Through to the End takes a com­pre­hen­sive look at China’s deep­en­ing re­form. The doc­u­men­tary, which presents some of China’s new re­forms, dis­plays the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s strong sense of his­tor­i­cal mis­sion and shows the broad and long-term vi­sion of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee with Xi Jin­ping as the core.

Fur­ther re­form is the as­pi­ra­tion of peo­ple in China to­day, but the path of re­forms has never been easy. At a re­cent meet­ing, the Cen­tral Lead­ing Group for Deep­en­ing Over­all Re­form said that var­i­ous ob­struc­tive forces need to be over­come to ad­vance re­forms. When talk­ing of the Party’s de­ci­sion to launch com­pre­hen­sive re­forms, Wu Jinglian, a renowned econ­o­mist, noted that any re­form, no mat­ter how well-de­signed, can­not au­to­mat­i­cally suc­ceed, given that ide­o­log­i­cal hin­drances, in­ter­est groups, ad­verse eco­nomic cir­cum­stances and tech­no­log­i­cal dif­fi­cul­ties can cre­ate ob­sta­cles to its ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion.

But if the coun­try ad­heres to the cor­rect di­rec­tion of re­form and open­ing-up, is bold when fac­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and breaks the bar­ri­ers of ide­ol­ogy and en­trenched in­ter­ests, it will be able to re­al­ize the Chi­nese Dream of re­ju­ve­nat­ing the na­tion.

And the Party has never balked at dif­fi­cul­ties. Party chief Xi Jin­ping has re­peat­edly stressed that China should have the courage to crack the hard­est nuts.

This is em­bod­ied in the Chi­nese lead­er­ship with Xi as the core res­o­lutely say­ing “no” to the wrong out­looks on de­vel­op­ment and per­for­mance since the 18th Na­tional Congress of the CPC in 2012.

The ex­is­tence of var­i­ous bar­ri­ers to re­forms high­lights the need for China to demon­strate its de­ter­mi­na­tion and wis­dom to press ahead with its re­form drive by putting in place more ef­fec­tive in­sti­tu­tional ar­range­ments.

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