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The Strategic Vision for Developing Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era

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Updated:2019-04-16 |

The Strategic Vision for Developing Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era

The period between the 19th and the 20th CPC national congresses is the period in which the timeframes of the Two Centennial Goals converge. In this period, not only must we finish building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve the first centennial goal, we must also build on this achievement to embark on a new journey toward the second centennial goal of fully building a modern socialist country. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the international and domestic environments and the conditions for China’s development, we have drawn up a two-stage development plan for the period from 2020 to the middle of this century.

In the first stage from 2020 to 2035, we will build on the foundation of the completion of the moderately prosperous society with a further 15 years of hard work to see that socialist modernization is basically realized. The vision is that by the end of this stage, the following goals will have been met:

• China’s economic and technological strength has increased significantly. China has become a global leader in innovation.

• The rights of the people to participate and to develop as equals are adequately protected. The rule of law for the country, the government, and society is basically in place. Institutions in all fields are further improved; the modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance is basically achieved.

• Social etiquette and civility are significantly enhanced. China’s cultural soft power has grown much stronger; Chinese culture has greater appeal.

• People are leading more comfortable lives, and the size of the middle-income group has grown considerably. Disparities in urban-rural development, in development between regions, and in living standards are significantly reduced; equitable access to basic public services is basically ensured; and solid progress has been made toward prosperity for everyone.

• A modern social governance system has taken shape, and society is full of vitality, harmonious, and orderly.

• There is a fundamental improvement in the environment; the goal of building a Beautiful China is basically attained.

In the second stage from 2035 to the middle of the 21st century, we will, building on having basically achieved modernization, work hard for a further 15 years and develop China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful. By the end of this stage, the following goals will have been met:

• New heights are reached in every dimension of material, political, cultural and ethical, social, and ecological advancement.

• Modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance is achieved.

• China has become a global leader in terms of composite national strength and international influence.

• Common prosperity for everyone is basically achieved.

• The Chinese people enjoy happier, safer, and healthier lives.

• The Chinese nation will become a proud and active member of the community of nations.

This is our strategic vision for developing socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era: Complete building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, move on to basically realizing modernization, and then turn to making China a great modern socialist country in every dimension.