(Xinhua News Agency, Jan. 2, 2017. Complete text:) Beijing - As 2017 begins, a significant year on China’s political calendar, the world is watching closely on how China moves toward its two centenary goals.
Although China’s development is in a period of strategic opportunities, the world’s second largest economy is facing complex external and internal environments.
Externally, people are concerned with the sluggish recovery of the global economy, lack of growth momentum, weak trade and investment, and the backlash against globalization, not to mention terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis.
Internally, China’s decades-long reform drive is now in a deep-water zone where easier reforms have been accomplished and remaining reforms are hard nuts to crack.
In the face of the need to rebalance the economy, China is tackling problems regarding reform, development and stability.
Yet despite these challenges, Chinese people are more confident than ever that the country will realize its two centenary goals, pegged to the 100th anniversaries of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the People’s Republic of China.
According to the twin goals, by 2020 China’s GDP and per-capita income should double from 2010 levels, and the building of a moderately prosperous society should be complete. By the middle of this century, China should become a modern socialist country that is "prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious."
The Chinese people’s confidence comes from the firm leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. The core leadership is of vital importance to the country and the Party.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the ruling party led by Xi has contributed new thoughts to state governance by drawing up a four-pronged comprehensive strategy of building an all-round moderately prosperous society, deepening reform, advancing rule of law, and strict Party governance.
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|Article Title||China to Move Closer to Centenary Goals in 2017|
|Source||Current Digest of the Chinese Press, The, No.1, Vol.6, January 01, 2017, page(s):3|
|Place of Publication||Minneapolis, USA|