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Shared Development

  • Angang Hu
  • Yilong Yan
  • Xiao Tang
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Abstract

“Everyone is kind to each other, everyone is equal, and the world is shared by people; it is just like a society of great harmony” [Kang YouWei: Book of Great Harmony, Beijing, China Pictorial Publishing House, January 2012. Mao Tse-tung quoted the book in 1949. He commented that the ideal of “great world harmony” espoused by Confucius, Kang YouWei, and Sun Yat-Sen will only ever be a utopia, and that they “have not found, and it is impossible to find, the way to great harmony. The bourgeois republic has been embraced by foreign countries, but will not be embraced by China because China is a country oppressed by imperialism, and the only way is the People’s Republic led by the working class” (Mao Tse-tung: On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship (June 30, 1949), see Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung, 2nd edition, p. 1471, Vol. 4, Beijing, People’s Publishing House, 1991)]. Comrade Xi Jinping commented, “let the masses jointly share the achievements of reform and development, which are the essential requirements of socialism, the centralized reflection of the superiority of the socialist system, and an important reflection of the fundamental purpose of our party in serving the people’s heart and soul” [Xi Jinping: Speech by President Xi Jinping at the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 5th Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee (Excerpts), Qiushi, No. 1, 2016]. Shared development means to firmly insist on a path of common prosperity and to promote all-round human development. It also means to achieve development for the people, development relying on the people, and development success shared by the people (Hu Jintao: Hold the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and strive for new victory of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round wayreport at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, October 15, 2007).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Contemporary China StudiesTsinghua UniverisyBeijingChina

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