Hello and welcome to the 42nd issue of Beijing Review.
Photo by Wang Yajuan
A New Equilibrium of power is the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and why the party’s strong leadership is the key to China’s success. Having a one-party government that selects its leaders by merit and performance enables China to move forward and implement reforms and strategic policies.
Party Building in Cyberspace is about the growth of CPC branches in cyberspace. The CPC is innovating in new media and has its first online celebrity Party branch. Online celebrities live stream the stories about unknown citizens who are making great contributions to society.
From Barren to Flourishing is about successful poverty alleviation in north China’s Hebei Province. One impoverished county in a mountainous area has little water and arable land has made remarkable change in the past five years, improving infrastructure and reclaiming land for new agriculture while avoiding ecological damage. Some areas are developing homestay tourism amidst the natural beauty of mountains and forests.
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