Seven takeaways for 20th CPC National Congress
Editor's Note: The author is Yasir Habib Khan, President of the Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR). The article reflects the author's opinions and not necessarily the views of Gwadar pro.
7-day long 20th CPC National Congress, a watershed moment in the history of China, has induced seven takeaways that relate to fresh mandates, targets and driving forces that appear to be future footprints of success.
The first takeaway from the National Congress of CPC is the passing of the resolution regarding the Party Constitution amendment, "The Congress unanimously agrees that the new developments since the Party's 19th National Congress should be incorporated into the Party Constitution, so as to better reflect the major contributions made by the Central Committee to advancing the Party's theoretical, practical, and institutional innovations."
The second takeaway is the amendment in Party Constitution regarding China’s second centenary goal, "a starting point for CPC to set sail for the Second Centenary Goal and to strengthen Party building. It is a foundational milestone that involves the development requirements, patterns, direction and destiny of the Party in its journey toward the goal which is scheduled to be realized in the middle of this century." The second centenary of China is to, "build a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious", by 2049.
The third takeaway from the National Congress of CPC is the inclusion of important statements in the party constitution regarding captivating the benefits from the party's experience of 100 years and working for the socialist economic model in a Chinese way. According to the passed resolution on the Party Constitution amendment, the Congress agreed to include statements into the Party Constitution including "the Party's original aspiration and founding mission and its major achievements and historical experience over the past century" and "Basic socialist economic systems, including the system under which public ownership is the mainstay and diverse forms of ownership develop together, the system under which distribution according to work is the mainstay while multiple forms of distribution exist alongside it, and the socialist market economy, are important pillars of socialism with Chinese characteristics."
The fourth takeaway is CPC's commitment to its contribution to the whole of humanity. CPC did not only focus on China's development and future but also shared its desire to contribute to making a better world for humanity. The Congress also agreed to include in the Party Constitution statements on "holding dear humanity's shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom; and advancing the building of an open, inclusive, clean, and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity."
The fifth takeaway from the National Congress of CPC is global development. It is stated that a successful China will create many more chances for the rest of the world. Just as China cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world, the rest of the world requires China to develop. China has established the twin miracles of quick economic growth and long-term social stability via over 40 years of unremitting reform and opening-up.
The sixth pick is the robust gesture of protection of women, especially for those who are poor, elderly, or disabled. A draft revision to the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Women will be further reviewed during an upcoming session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature. The draft focuses on protecting women's privacy and reputations, clarifying that media reports should be regulated to prevent them from infringing on women's rights.
The seventh take is that China will not export its model of development or require other nations to borrow its practice, and efforts made by each country to explore its own path to modernization independently will be respected. Besides China will not import the model of development from other nations and will resolutely oppose other nations trying to impose their models on the nation. It is true that the Chinese pathway to modernization has provided a brand new choice for the global community in achieving modernization.