A New Stage of Gov­er­nance

China Pictorial (English) - - Contents - Text by Xin Ming

The mis­sion to build so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics is a mon­u­men­tal un­der­tak­ing that will take the coun­try a long time to com­plete. The Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) is the pace car of the un­der­tak­ing and the only le­git­i­mate rul­ing party in China.

As China’s in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ence con­tin­ues to ex­pand, the CPC Na­tional Con­gress, which oc­curs once ev­ery five years, has be­come not only an im­por­tant event for the Party but a ma­jor event for all of China and even the world. Many is­sues dis­cussed and ma­jor de­ci­sions made at the con­gress will af­fect China and the world at large.

For ex­am­ple, one is­sue is which path to take for the fu­ture. The CPC’S an­swer has re­mained con­sis­tent. As Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Xi Jin­ping un­der­scored in his re­port to the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress, “So­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics has been the fo­cus of all of the Party’s the­ory and prac­tice since re­form and open­ing up be­gan.”

Another is­sue is which his­toric mis­sions to un­der­take and which goals to achieve.

At the 16th Na­tional Con­gress, the CPC set the goal of build­ing a high-level mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety for the first two decades of this cen­tury, which will ben­e­fit over a bil­lion peo­ple. At the 17th Na­tional Con­gress, the goal evolved into build­ing the coun­try into a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects.

At the 18th Na­tional Con­gress, the Party clearly de­fined its goal to com­plete its con­struc­tion of China into a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects, be­stow­ing new con­no­ta­tions and adding the Two Cen­te­nary Goals: To com­plete the build­ing of a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects by the cen­te­nary of the CPC (founded in 1921) and to build China into a mod­ern so­cial­ist coun­try that is pros­per­ous, strong, demo­cratic, cul­tur­ally ad­vanced, and har­mo­nious by the cen­te­nary of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China (founded in 1949). These time­lines have laid a solid foun­da­tion for re­al­iz­ing the Chi­nese Dream of the great re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Chi­nese na­tion.

Another is­sue is which guid­ing ide­ol­ogy should pre­vail and

what kind of de­vel­op­ment strat­egy should be for­mu­lated. A party’s guid­ing ide­ol­ogy and strate­gic plan­ning should move with h the times. While con­form­ing to the trends of the times, the CPC has s been per­pet­u­ally ready to make strate­gic de­ploy­ment of re­sources ces in re­sponse to var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions and in fa­vor of the peo­ple’s in­ter­ests.

Above all, the most di­rect and im­por­tant mis­sion for the CPC Na­tional Con­gress is elect­ing the lead­ing body. Since the 18th Na­tional Con­gress, the CPC has man­aged to pro­duce good d re­sults in gov­er­nance thanks to the lead­er­ship of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee with Xi Jin­ping at the core and its ten­dency to size up the situation, look far ahead and aim high.

Ev­ery press­ing is­sue has re­ceived brain­storm­ing, de­ci­sions, isions, de­ploy­ment and re­sponse at the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress, ress, based on the achieve­ments and de­vel­op­ment in gov­er­nance of the he coun­try since the 18th CPC Na­tional Con­gress.

From 2013 to 2016, China’s econ­omy grew at a medium-high um-high rate, with av­er­age an­nual GDP growth of 7.2 per­cent, which ch was much higher than the 2.6-per­cent av­er­age global growth and the 4-per­cent av­er­age growth of de­vel­op­ing economies. In 2016, 16, China’s GDP ac­counted for about 15 per­cent of the global to­tal, three hree per­cent­age points higher than that in 2012, rank­ing sec­ond in n the world.

China con­trib­uted an av­er­age of over 30 per­cent to the global eco­nomic growth, lead­ing the world by con­tribut­ing more growth than the United States, the euro zone and Ja­pan com­bined.

The CPC has ad­hered to the peo­ple-cen­tered phi­los­o­phy of de­vel­op­ment with fo­cus on strength­en­ing the peo­ple’s sense of ful­fill­ment.

Over the last five years, Chi­nese res­i­dents have seen an­nual in­come growth av­er­ag­ing 7.4 per­cent, faster than the coun­try’s GDP growth. Cam­paigns of tar­geted poverty re­duc­tion have ben­e­fited 55.64 mil­lion peo­ple, and ev­ery­one will es­cape poverty by 2020. This puts China 10 years ahead of sched­ule in terms of the poverty al­le­vi­a­tion goal on the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment agenda set by the United Na­tions for 2030.

China has an­nu­ally cre­ated over 13 mil­lion ur­ban jobs over the past five years. The im­ple­men­ta­tion of a pol­icy to pro­mote mass en­trepreneur­ship and in­no­va­tion has greatly in­jected vigor and vi­tal­ity into peo­ple’s lives. The idea that lu­cid waters s and lush moun­tains are in­valu­able as­sets has been a hit with the peo­ple. The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Beau­ti­ful China ini­tia­tive has s cre­ated a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for the peo­ple.

Over the past five years, China has wit­nessed progress ss by leaps and bounds, both eco­nom­i­cally and so­cially. Sci­en­tific and d tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion has cre­ated new mo­men­tum for de­vel­op­ment. el­op­ment. Ma­jor ad­vances in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in­clude the suc­cess­ful ccess­ful launch of the quan­tum sci­ence satel­lite Mozi, the com­mis­sion­ing sion­ing of the deep-sea manned sub­mersible Jiao­long and the test flight ght of the C919 air­liner, among many oth­ers.

A sur­vey of young peo­ple in 20 coun­tries showed that t high­speed rail, on­line shop­ping, Ali­pay and shared bi­cy­cles are re con­sid­ered China’s “four great new in­ven­tions” and have be­come e mod­ern Chi­nese call­ing cards in for­eign­ers’ eyes.

Over the past five years, China’s Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive has en­hanced the new pat­tern of the eco­nomic glob­al­iza­tion of the 21st Cen­tury, shift­ing the coun­try from be­ing a ben­e­fi­ciary to a con­trib­u­tor and leader of glob­al­iza­tion, of­fer­ing a lift to the whole world along with its ad­vance­ment.

China has pro­posed a new type of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions with win-win co­op­er­a­tion at the core, cham­pi­oned the de­vel­op­ment of a com­mu­nity with a shared fu­ture for mankind and con­trib­uted Chi­nese so­lu­tions for the global gov­er­nance sys­tem.

Today, China stands at a new his­toric start­ing point for de­vel­op­ment. Con­struc­tion of so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics has en­tered a new stage of de­vel­op­ment, and the Chi­nese na­tion has achieved a tremen­dous trans­for­ma­tion—it has stood up, grown rich, and be­come strong.

Shoul­der­ing this new his­toric mis­sion, the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress was fully equipped with ideas to en­gage in the “great strug­gle, great project, great cause, and great dream.”

In a series of speeches out­lin­ing new con­cepts, ideas and strate­gies in re­gards to gov­ern­ing the coun­try, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Xi Jin­ping sci­en­tif­i­cally ad­dressed con­cerns, ma­jor the­o­ries and re­al­i­ties, such as the fun­da­men­tal ques­tion of how to re­al­ize the great re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Chi­nese na­tion, the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the CPC, the gov­er­nance path that is most suit­able for China, and China’s re­la­tion­ship with the world.

When it comes to the new goals, the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress mapped out a plan to achieve the sec­ond cen­te­nary tar­get of fully build­ing China into a mod­ern so­cial­ist coun­try. The third year af­ter the con­gress will see the com­ple­tion of the first cen­te­nary goal—build­ing China into a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects—as well as the launch of the sec­ond cen­te­nary goal.

The 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress pro­vided per­fect answers for ba­sic ques­tions like which kind of so­cial­ist mod­ern­iza­tion would pro­duce a strong China and how to make it hap­pen.

In the new de­vel­op­ment ori­en­ta­tion, other his­toric mis­sions for the 19th CPC Na­tional Con­gress in­clude guid­ing China in shoul­der­ing the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of a ma­jor coun­try, ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing in global gov­er­nance, de­vel­op­ing a com­mu­nity with a shared fu­ture for mankind, forg­ing a new form of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions fea­tur­ing fair­ness, jus­tice, and win-win co­op­er­a­tion, pro­vid­ing a plan based on its ex­plo­ration of bet­ter so­cial sys­tems for hu­man progress, and mak­ing greater con­tri­bu­tions to the ad­vance­ment of hu­man civ­i­liza­tion through the re­ju­ve­na­tion of Chi­nese civ­i­liza­tion.

June 14, 2016: The book Xi Jin­ping: The Gov­er­nance of China is on shelves of a book­store­ook­store in War­saw, Poland. Within three years, the book has been trans­lated into 23 lan­guages,uages, and 6.5 mil­lion copies have been dis­trib­uted in over 160 coun­tries and re­gions. by Chen Xu/xin­hua

Chi­nese air­craft car­rier Liaon­ing and its af­fil­i­ated di­vi­sions con­duct a drill and ex­per­i­men­tal du­ties on the South China Sea. VCG

June 30, 2017: A cer­e­mony to join the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) at the for­mer site of the Sec­ond Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 7th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee in Xibaipo, Ping­shan County, He­bei Prov­ince. by Wang Xiao/xin­hua

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