What's the key impetus for developing Chinese socialism?
Updated 18:58, 16-Jun-2021

51. What’s the key impetus for developing Chinese socialism.mp3


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Without reform and opening-up, there would be no Chinese socialism, and the flourishing China we see today would not exist.
 -   Chinese President Xi Jinping

We must comprehensively promote reform on various levels and in various domains, and constantly enhance the modernization of China's governance systems and capacity. 

The development of our cause shows us what needs to be changed while furthering reform is the means by which we change it. 

Revolving around new demands brought through the development of the Party and the country's undertakings, the 19th CPC National Congress put forward new tasks for comprehensively deepening reform. 

All Party members must bear in mind the fact that reform and opening-up was the key maneuver for determining the fate of contemporary China, and remains the key determinant for realizing the "Two Centenary Goals" and bringing about national rejuvenation. Without reform and opening-up, there would be no Chinese socialism, and the flourishing China we see today would not exist. 

After the 18th CPC National Congress, we incorporated comprehensively deepening reform into the "Four Comprehensives" strategy, and pushed forward all aspects of reform with a swift and steady pace, thus achieving striking results and injecting the progress of all of our endeavors with powerful momentum. 

However, we must also be conscious of the fact that both the evolution of our undertakings and the continuation of reform are processes to which there is no end, for the progress of our endeavors on all fronts demands that reform be carried to a deeper level across the board. This is what I meant when I said that reform is always in motion and never reaches a point of conclusion. 

Comprehensively deepening reform remains the fundamental impetus for upholding and developing Chinese socialism in the new era. As we voyage through the new era, all Party members must adapt to the progress of the Chinese socialist cause, keep a firm grip on our overall goals of improving and developing the system of Chinese socialism and modernizing China's governance systems and capacity, and oversee the advancement of reform in all fields and facets. 

We will persistently drive theoretical, institutional, technological, and cultural innovation along with other innovations in various fields, be resolute in completely eliminating outdated thinking and rooting out the ills in our systems and mechanisms, and break through the barrier of vested interests. 

In these ways, we will provide our efforts to achieve moderate prosperity and embark toward our next objective of becoming a modern socialist country with a powerful push forward. 

(Source: Extract from Xi Jinping's speech at the first plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee in Beijing, October 25, 2017.) 

'Two Centenary Goals' 

The Two Centenaries is a set of goals advanced by Chinese President Xi Jinping following the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held in 2012. The First Centenary Goal is to "build a moderately prosperous society in all respects" by 2021, the centenary of the founding of the CPC. The Second Centenary Goal is to "build a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious" by 2049, the centenary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

'Four Comprehensives' 

It refers to a complete four-pronged strategy that aims to comprehensively accomplish a moderately prosperous society, deepen reform, advance rule of law and strengthen strict Party governance. 

(The explanations are extracted from Xinhua News Agency.)

This episode is presented by Pan Deng. 

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