CCIEE Holds 122nd “Monthly Economic Talk: Review on the Economic and Social Development of New China in the Past 70 Years”
On September 18, 2019, CCIEE held the 122nd “Monthly Economic Talk”, under the theme of “Review on the Economic and Social Development of New China in the Past 70 Years”. Zhang Xiaoqiang, Party Secretary, Executive Vice Chairman and Director of the Executive Board of CCIEE, presided over the meeting. Zhang Dawei, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of CCIEE, Han Yongwen, Vice Chairman of CCIEE, and Li Deshui, Deputy Director of the CCIEE Advisory Committee, Ren Long, former Deputy Secretary-General of the National Development and Reform Commission, delivered their speeches respectively. Entrusted by Comrade Wei Liqun, Executive Vice Chairman of CCIEE and Director of the CCIEE Academic Committee, Professor Wang Xianlei, Director of the Postdoctoral Station and Deputy Director of the Human Resources Department of CCIEE, introduced the main report of “Review on the Economic and Social Development of New China in the Past 70 Years: Ten Major Achievements.” Li Di, deputy leader of the research project, introduced the key points of the special report.
Zhang Xiaoqiang believes that the valuable experience of China’s development in the past 70 years is to uphold the combination of Marxist theory and China’s reality and persist in building and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the party. In the new era, respecting objective laws and ensuring active and steady development are the inevitable requirements of China’s social development. We need to thoroughly implement the spirit of the 19th Party Congress and the socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new ear of Xi Jinping, in order to realize the great rejuvenation of China and the two centenary goals.
Zhang Dawei pointed out that the reasons behind the great success China has achieved in the past 70 years can be summarized as follows: the CPC party always adhere to the people-centered approach and pursued a foreign policy of peace and development; in different historical periods, the CPC party formulates correct strategies and lead the people to achieve them, and constantly correct mistakes during China’s development. In the new era, the CPC party will continue its hard-work and realize the great dreams of the people.
Han Yongwen believes that the development of New China cannot be separated from the leadership of the Communist Party of China. Liberating the mind, seeking truth from facts, and always acting in the best interests of the people are the inexhaustible motives for the development of the new China. In the current stage of social development, we must ensure food security and continuously strengthen the real economy. The 70 years’ development of New China has inspired the Chinese people, who will carry forward the spirit of self-reliance, hard work, and independence. China will become better and better.
Li Deshui said that as the second-largest economy in the world, China’s productivity has been greatly developed, scientific and technological progress has attracted worldwide attention, and social undertakings have flourished. The development of New China in the past 70 years has created an unprecedented miracle in human history. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, we must always remember, inherit and carry forward the “three-line spirit” and let the “three-line spirit” to take root.
Ren Long believes that New China has made unprecedented and tremendous achievements in the past 70 years. By adhering and perfecting the basic economic system in the primary stage of socialism, we created a new development model that we are very proud of. The magnificent course of the past 70 years has strengthened our confidence in taking the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics and inspired us to make unremitting efforts to build a well-off society in an all-round way and achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Wang Xianlei introduced the main points of the main report, Top Ten Brilliant Achievements in Economic and Social Construction in the Past 70 Years of New China: the productivity has been greatly developed and the achievements of scientific and technological progress have attracted worldwide attention; China has become the second-largest economy in the world and the national strength have been greatly improved; China has established a great industrial system and national economic system; China has established the world’s leading infrastructure system; China has established a sound modern financial system and has become a financial power; the social undertakings of China has made remarkable achievements; a new pattern and new impetus have been formed in regional coordinated development; great success has been made in the opening up to the outside world; the people’s livelihood has been improved significantly and lastly, the international status and influence of China have been significantly improved .
Li Di introduced the main points of the four special reports, saying that in the past 70 years, the New China has achieved remarkable achievements in economic and social development and accumulated valuable experience: we must uphold and strengthen the leadership of the CPC party; we must adhere to the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics; we must act in accordance with the basic national conditions of the primary stage of socialism; we must implement the people-centered development; we must insist on deepening reform and opening up comprehensively; we must adhere to the principle of independence, self-reliance and hard work and finally, we must properly handle the relationship between reform, development, and stability.
After the speeches, the experts answered questions from the media and the audience. Li Jianjun, former director of the Department of Economic Affairs at “Qiushi” Magazine attended the meeting. Researchers and member units of CCIEE, representatives from different enterprises, research institutions and news media also participated in the event.