Mile­stone Con­gress Points to New Era for China and the World

China Pictorial (English) - - Contents - (Source: Xin­hua)

The cur­tain of the 19th Na­tional Con­gress of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) al­ready fell at the Great eat Hall of the Peo­ple in Beijing, but China is ris­ing like it never has be­fore.

In his re­port to the Con­gress, Xi Jin­ping an­nounced the new era: China has stood up, grown rich and be­come strong. It will move to­ward cen­ter stage and make greater con­tri­bu­tions s for mankind.

By 2050, two cen­turies af­ter the Opium Wars, which h plunged the “Mid­dle King­dom” into a pe­riod of hurt and shame, China is set to re­gain its might and re-as­cend to the top of the world. rld.

The CPC, the rul­ing party that has led China to awe-in­spir­ing achieve­ments, on Oc­to­ber 24 con­cluded its 19th Na­tional Con­gress with calls for con­fi­dence, as­pi­ra­tions and ac­tion.

The ba­ton has been passed to the new lead­er­ship. The Party has gained a new ad­di­tion to its guid­ing ide­ol­ogy: Xi Jin­ping Thought on So­cial­ism with Chi­nese Char­ac­ter­is­tics for a New Era.

Xi said the aim is to build China into a great mod­ern so­cial­ist coun­try that is pros­per­ous, strong, demo­cratic, cul­tur­ally ad­vanced, har­mo­nious and beau­ti­ful.

Though it will take im­mense work, the pic­ture is clear— China is set to be­come the world’s largest econ­omy, and in­comes will be high with an ef­fec­tive so­cial wel­fare sys­tem, a re­spon­si­ble and peo­ple-serv­ing govern­ment, clean pol­i­tics en­sur­ing peo­ple’s rights, and a beau­ti­ful coun­try loved by its cit­i­zens.

The ge­n­e­sis of China’s de­vel­op­ment mir­a­cle is so­cial­ism, not other “-isms.” The coun­try suc­ceeds not by rigidly copy­ing the orig­i­nal ideas of sci­en­tific so­cial­ism, but by adapt­ing it to China’s re­al­ity. Xi Jin­ping’s thought will be China’s sig­na­ture ide­ol­ogy and the new com­mu­nism.

The China ap­proach has been suc­cess­ful, both po­lit­i­cally and eco­nom­i­cally, and will con­tinue to serve the coun­try’s fu­ture well. De­spite the sus­pi­cion and at­tacks it has drawn, it has ben­e­fited the rest

of the world in com­merce, trade, in­vest­ment and in­ter­na­tional peace.

By the end of 2016, there were 13 coun­tries whose pop­u­la­tions ex­ceeded 100 mil­lion. Ten of them are de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. China’s suc­cess proves that so­cial­ism can pre­vail and be a path for other de­vel­op­ing coun­tries to em­u­late and achieve mod­ern­iza­tion.

China is now strong enough, will­ing, and able to con­trib­ute more for mankind. The new world or­der can­not be just dom­i­nated by cap­i­tal­ism and the West, and the time will come for a change.

In the new era, China needs to tackle the new con­tra­dic­tion be­tween un­bal­anced and in­ad­e­quate de­vel­op­ment and the peo­ple’s ever-grow­ing needs for a bet­ter life. China will need to prove it can sur­vive the mid­dle in­come trap.

As China solves its own prob­lems by in­creas­ing its eco­nomic weight, boost­ing its tech­no­log­i­cal prow­ess, at­tain­ing green de­vel­op­ment, and open­ing up fur­ther, the world only stands to ben­e­fit.

The Chi­nese Dream is one of the na­tion’s de­vel­op­ment, not one of hege­mony. A stronger China will only have pos­i­tive ef­fects.

Those ex­pect­ing China to fall will be dis­ap­pointed. Finger­point­ing and ques­tion­ing the le­git­i­macy of the Chi­nese way are of no avail. It is time to un­der­stand China’s path, be­cause it ap­pears it will con­tinue to tri­umph.

Oc­to­ber 18, 2017: Xi Jin­ping de­liv­ers a re­port to the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress on be­half of the 18th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee at the Great Hall of the Peo­ple in Beijing. by Ju Peng/xin­hua

Over 2,000 del­e­gates at­tended the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress. by Duan Wei

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