From People’s Daily:
The Sixth Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened in Beijing on Sunday morning.
A major item of the agenda is to study the issue of building a harmonious socialist society and deliberate a draft of the “resolutions of the CPC Central Committee on major issues regarding the building of a harmonious socialist society“.
The resolutions are expected to become guidelines for building the harmonious socialist society, defined as a democratic society under the rule of law, a society based on equality and justice, an honest and caring society, and a stable, vigorous and orderly society in which humans live in harmony with nature.
The Party holds that the society is harmonious in general at present, but there still exist quite a few problems that impair social harmony.
Aware of the theory that social conflicts may surface in large amounts when per capita GDP enters the 1,000-3,000 U.S. dollars stage, the Party’s policy makers have realized improper handling of the complicated situation will lead to economic stagnation and social instability.
China’s per capita GDP surpassed 1,000 U.S. dollars in 2003 and reached 1,714 U.S. dollars in 2005. [Full Text]