"China has blazed a development path with unique Chinese characteristics." In the eyes of one foreign observer, focusing on China's ability to firmly follow its own path of modernization helps to better understand China's importance and influence. Indeed, an important aspect of this capability is reflected in the state system and governance system that China has developed over a long period of practice and exploration. Practice tells us that as long as we uphold and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, we will be able to modernize China's governance system and capacity.
"The historic achievements of the People's Republic of China in the past 70 years fully prove that the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics is the fundamental guarantee for the development and progress of contemporary China." Over the past 70 years, our party has led the people in creating development achievements that "amaze the world and make the world extraordinary". In a few decades, we have completed the industrialization process that developed countries have gone through for centuries and caught up with The Times with great strides. At the same time, China has long maintained social harmony and stability, and its people live and work in peace and contentment, making China one of the most secure countries recognized by the international community. The fundamental reason why we have been able to create the miracle of rapid economic development and long-term social stability is that the party led the people in establishing and improving the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and constantly strengthening and improving national governance.
The central economic work conference pointed out that we have the strong leadership of the communist party of China and the remarkable advantages of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics; we have a solid material and technological foundation that we have accumulated since reform and opening up; we have huge market advantages and the potential of domestic demand; and we have huge human capital and human resources. This is why we have the resolve to overcome various risks and challenges, and it is also the foundation for the steady and long-term growth of the Chinese economy. Institutional advantage is a country's greatest advantage. By giving full play to the strengths and power of the system, we can overcome difficulties and move from victory to new victory.
To give better play to the strengths of the system, we need to constantly promote the self-improvement and self-development of the socialist system. "Viewed from the perspective of thousands of years of history, reform and opening up are generally the historical norm of China." China's state system and governance system have "the remarkable advantages of adhering to reform and innovation, keeping pace with The Times, being good at self-improvement and self-development and making the society full of vitality". With an eye to the present, we should adhere to the principle of "two unswerving measures" and promote the common development of the public and non-public sectors. We should reform the distribution system to make the cake bigger and better. Whether it is to push forward economic structural reform and let the invisible hand and the visible hand form a joint force, it shows that continuous self-improvement and self-innovation can stimulate the vitality of economic and social development with institutional advantages.
To better leverage the strengths of the system, we need to better implement the people-centered development philosophy. General secretary xi jinping has stressed that "all governance activities of the communist party of China and all governance activities of the People's Republic of China should respect the principal position of the people, respect their initiative, and worship the people as teachers". To put the people first has both the value orientation of "for the people" and the deep motivation of "relying on the people". The world's largest social safety net, the world's largest education system, the world's largest poverty reduction country... One achievement after another gives expression to the joy of pursuing the dream of thousands of families and stimulates the broadest and deepest driving force for economic and social development. As the saying goes, "the people are the creators of history and the source of our strength." in the course of development in the new era, better implementation of the people-centered development philosophy will help build consensus and stimulate strength to the greatest extent.
Know where the direction is not confused, the power is sufficient. If we continue to improve ourselves and rely closely on the people, we will be able to give full play to the strengths of the system and ensure that rapid economic development and long-term social stability complement each other.
《 人民日报 》（ 2019年12月25日 04 版）
People's Daily (Edition 04, December 25, 2019)