Building a Harmonious Society and Achieving Sound Development

  • Shiyuan Hao
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


In 2006, the Sixth Plenary Session of the Sixteenth Central Committee adopted the Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Certain Major Issues Related to Building a Harmonious Socialist Society (hereafter simply called the Decision). The CPC took as its basis in setting forth the goals and tasks of building a harmonious society the proposition, “Social harmony is an essential attribute of socialism with Chinese characteristics and an important way to guarantee that the country can become strong and prosperous, that the nation can be rejuvenated and that the people are content.” This proposition is a deeper answer to the fundamental major question, “What is socialism, and how should it be built?” It is also a high-level summary of the Party’s goal in the new situation – to create a society in which people live together in harmony and everyone contributes what they can and get what they deserve, as well as a necessary requirement for consolidating the social foundation for the Party’s exercise of power and fulfilling the historical tasks of the Party’s rule. Therefore, adapting to the deep social changes in our country, giving priority to building a harmonious society, placing emphasis on stimulating social activity, promoting social equality and justice, strengthening awareness of the law and integrity throughout society, and safeguarding social stability and unity are solemn pledges the Party makes in putting the important thought of the Three Represents into practice. Therefore this Decision is an important programmatic document for guiding the flourishing development of socialist modernization with Chinese characteristics, and also an important guiding document for further emancipating our minds and carrying out reform and opening up in China’s new historical conditions. It has great significance for solving China’s nationality question.


Western Region Social Harmony Harmonious Society Chinese Characteristic Chinese Nation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiyuan Hao
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  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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