The 4-day plenum, in which General Secretary Hu Jintao made a keynote speech, advocated putting the construction of a socialist harmonious society at a “more prominent position” on its work agenda while adhering to economic development as its central task, the communique said.
The plenary meeting, attended by 195 CPC Central Committee members and 152 alternate members, is the first of its kind that the Party has ever held focusing on social development matters other than political and economic affairs.
“There are quite many contradictions and issues that impair social harmony” even when China is “a harmonious society in general,” the document admitted. [Full Text]
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