People’s Daily: China should “grasp historic opportunity”
(Xinhua) / January 16, 2018
BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — The People’s Daily, the Communist Party of China (CPC) flagship newspaper, published an article Monday calling for efforts to grasp the historic opportunity facing China.
The article under the byline of Xuan Yan said China was facing a period in which the timeframes of the two centenary goals converged, and both dreams and hard work were needed to achieve the country’s goals of creating a moderately prosperous society, modernization and building China into a “great modern socialist country.”
The article said socialism with Chinese characteristics had blazed the trail for China’s prosperity and the people’s happiness, which had allowed scientific socialism to prosper.
Noting the problems facing the world, such as a “democratic deficit,” “governance deficit,” “development trap,” wealth gap, terrorism and climate change, the article said “the drawbacks of capitalism-led political and economic systems are emerging; the global governance system is experiencing profound changes and a new international order is taking shape.”
“The world needs China, as all humans are living in a community with a shared future,” the article said. “That creates broad strategic room for our efforts to uphold peace and development and gain an advantage.”
The article said China was at a historic period for the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics to leap forward, for the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics to mature and for the world pattern to reshape.
“It is also a key period for the realizing of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and for the CPC and the Chinese people to carve out their career,” it said. Read more…