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China's economic miracle can be baffling for many westerners, as the country is often at odds with the traditional understanding of what socialism is, going against the grain of standard political and economic theory.
While many western countries continue to stagnate Womens Nazair Jones Jersey , China has grown and kept stable. This is due to the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which is markedly different from the western system where multiple parties hold office in turn, often bickering on their way to power.
Ahead of the 19th National Congress of the CPC, the west should attempt to decode the mystery of China's economic miracle as it can offer an insight to the future of China and the world.
A MODERN MARXIST PARTY
The west has long wondered how such an ancient civilization can modernize so quickly while under the leadership of a Marxist party. Some have mistakenly attributed such modernization to the success of neoliberalism.
Yuan Fangcheng Womens Delano Hill Jersey , professor of the School of Politics and International Studies of Central China Normal University, believes China's success not only lies in its economic miracle, but also in political reasons.
Yuan believes strong CPC leadership and broad representation has guaranteed a stable political order and development environment.
Chen Shuguang, a professor with the Party School of the CPC Central Committee Womens Shaquill Griffin Jersey , agrees with this analysis, saying that one of the major advantages of the Chinese political system is its ability to formulate long-term development plans and implement them in an effective manner.
Chen notes that the CPC has maintained consistency in its commitment and policy-making while adapting to changing domestic and international conditions.
"The CPC effectively avoided short-term behaviors and vetocracy during its governance, thus ensuring consistency and stability of national policies and strategies," Chen said.
The late political scientist Samuel Huntington once said that for third-world countries the path of modernization was one full of disturbances and conflicts Womens Ethan Pocic Jersey , and that political organizations seeking modernization were key to advancing and keeping stable the process of modernization.
The CPC is exactly such a modern political organization and serves as the first and foremost answer to the mysteries behind the China miracle.
HOW A SOCIALIST MARKET ECONOMY CAN REMAIN VITAL
Some in the West believe the existence of a socialist political system and a market economy is a paradox, which makes them confused by the success of the Chinese model.
But simply putting the two concepts against each other ignores the huge potential and hidden strength of such a course.
"A socialist system and the market economy are not incompatible by nature," Chen said.
Since the 1980s, China and other socialist countries have all taken reform initiatives but gone down different paths. The CPC has sought to combine the strengths of its political system with market principles.
The key to such success is a good balance between the roles of the government and the market.
A reform decision in 2013 said that it was China's aim for the market to play a "decisive" role in allocating resources. Analysts hailed this as a significant breakthrough.
By changing the role of the market from a basic to decisive one Womens Malik McDowell Jersey , China was following the principles of market economy, while giving the government a better role in macro-policy efficiency.
"The market is not omnipotent and appropriate intervention of the government is necessary," noted Yan Jirong, professor with the school of government at Peking University.
Sticking to a steady path and constantly innovating Womens Shaquem Griffin Jersey , the CPC has kept the Chinese economy on a sustainable track, with breakthroughs in supply-side structural reform and new growth momentum.