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Running of the Country by the People

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Updated:2019-04-17 |

Running of the Country by the People

In China all power of the state belongs to the people. It is therefore only natural that respect for the running of the country by the people is included as one of the basic policies for upholding and promoting socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era.

The report to the 19th CPC National Congress emphasized the unity of the leadership by the CPC, the running of the country by the people, and the rule of law as a natural element of socialist political advancement.

Respect for the people’s role in the running of the country ensures the broadest reach, the most practical nature and the greatest effectiveness of China’s socialist democracy in safeguarding the fundamental interests of the people. The purpose of developing socialist democracy is to give full expression to the will of the people, protect their rights and interests, encourage creativity and innovation, and provide an institutional framework that ensures the role of the people.