2017-10-20 21:09:49 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: 王潇
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The Communist Party of China (CPC) has unveiled a blueprint called "Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" as the latest step on the journey to building a "great modern socialist country."The document was released at the 19th National Congress which opened earlier this week.Addressing the opening session, General Secretary Xi Jinping outlined a two-step approach for China to become a great modern socialist country, after the current task of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects is completed by 2020.
Hailing achievements in reform, opening up, and socialist modernization during the past five years, Xi Jinping said socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era, calling it a new historic juncture in China's development.
The congress will deliberate an amendment to the CPC Constitution. Delegates will elect a new CPC Central Committee and a new CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
Joining our discussion are Victor Gao, current affairs commentator；Liu Yunyun, deputy executive editor of the Beijing Review with China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration；James Rae, Fulbright scholar, visiting professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University
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