Yu Keping (‰øûÂèØÂπ≥) is Deputy Director of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau and Director of the Center for Chinese Government Innovations at Beijing University. The original was published in the Beijing Daily on September 17, 2007. From China.org.cn:
Chinese President Hu Jintao, also the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in a noteworthy speech to provincial and ministerial level officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee on June 25, said: “To develop the socialist democracy is the unswerving goal of the Party.” So what are the significant achievements in socialist democracy construction, and what are Chinese political trends for the future?
20 years of reform in China has displayed enough proof that the transformation of thoughts and concepts has everything to do with social and political progress. In a certain sense, China’s “reform and opening up” is a process whereby old and new ideas clash together, causing the new concepts to win and push forward societal advancement.
As to political theory, these new concepts listed below surpass traditional political concepts, and directly and deeply impact upon China’s social and political life, thus strongly promoting Chinese democracy. [Full Text]