New thinking and new achievements of China’s social development since the 18th CPC National Congress
(2.School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China)
【Abstract】Under the guidance of the new development concepts, social development and economic development are equally important. This is the only way to strengthen the weaknesses in China’s social development, and to achieve balanced economic and social development. Social development not only has its own category, but also follows specific rules. The report of the 18 th CPC National Congress points out, “Strengthening social development is an important guarantee for maintaining social harmony and stability. We must intensify our efforts to improve the basic public service system, strengthen and make innovations in social management, and boost the building of a harmonious socialist society in order to uphold the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people.” Therefore, this completes a new pattern of social development with “dual-core drive” and “two-way interaction.” This paper is based on a series of speeches given by General Secretary Xi Jinping in the aftermath of the 18th CPC National Congress and documents released by the Party Central Committee and the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. It provides a comprehensive review of the significant achievements made in seven areas of social development in the past five years, and gives an outlook for social development in the future.
【Keywords】 social development; basic public service; social governance; social organization; social service;
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