People's Daily Editorial: Bringing social cohesion into full play

16:42, March 25, 2011      

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"Bringing social vitality into full play and social harmony to the highest limit and reducing all the non-harmonious factors to a minimum," are the goals Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao set for at a symposium as he urged provincial-level Party carders to strengthen and innovate social management.

"People's welfare," "happiness" and "stability" have become the keywords for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. It will enrich Marx's social management theory and make innovation to CPC's mass work in new phase by building an all-round well-off society, speeding up the process of modernization, examining closely the social vitality, harmony and stability from strategic perspective.

China is in a critical period of great social transformation, with social strata, social organization and social values having undergone or undergoing profound changes. The gaps between urban and rural areas, regions, industries and social members keep widening, the interest claims of the masses are showing signs of variation and diversification, and the conflict of interests are becoming more and more conspicuous.
With the progress made in economic growth, building of democracy and exchanges of various ideas and culture, people's ideology has become more and more independent, changeable and different, which has made the achievement of social accord all the more unattainable. It is an epic theme to adapt to this kind of deep change, accelerate and innovate social management and maintain social vitality and harmony.

As the development of some countries has shown, the period during which national income rises from the middle level to a higher level is usually accompanied by misadjusted economic performance, social disorder as well as psychological problems among individuals. The biggest challenge we are facing is how to avoid falling into the "middle-income trap."

Humanity, the most active factor in productivity, is the subject of strengthening social cohesion. Social management is to provide services and administration to people. All social management sectors are those that serve the people. All social management work is to serve the interests of people, and everything in social management centers around mass work.

Faced with different interests, cultures and ideology, China can benefit the masses of the people as well as spark people's enthusiasm, initiative and creativity and bring the social cohesion into full play by strengthening and improving social management, coordinating social ties, regulating social behavior, solving problems and conflict, answering people's calls and ensuring sound security and benefits.

Faced with a new situation and a new task, China is expected to continue to strengthen and innovate social management, safeguard people's interest, promote social justice, maintain social order, raise people's income and improve personal sense of security to create a sound environment for the development of the Party and government. Only through these measures can we create a better environment for the causes of the Party and government to flourish and concentrate their strength for the country's modernization drive.

By Zhang Xinyi, People's Daily Online

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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