Getting Chinese modernization right

BEIJING: Modernization has long been the dream of Chinese people. At the 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in October 2022, the Party laid out roadmaps for reaching the goals of largely achieving socialist modernization by 2035 and achieving national rejuvenation to become a great modern socialist society by 2049. Both of these goals will be accomplished through Chinese modernization. Below are some of the questions the world might be curious about: China has three identities: a developing country, an ancient civilization and a socialist country. To meet the needs of these three identities, several pillars have been identified:
Chinese modernization calls for material and cultural-ethical advancement. This means families will become not only materially affluent, but also culturally and intellectually enriched with a high moral standard.
Chinese modernization prizes harmony between humanity and nature. Building on the ancient belief of unity between humans and nature, China now pursues development under the maxim that green is gold.
Chinese modernization is about peaceful development. This trait also has its origin in tradition. Throughout its history, China was an agricultural civilization, which has emphasized self-sufficiency over overseas expansion.
Chinese modernization must also meet the needs of a huge population by promoting common prosperity for all. China is approximately the same size as the United States but has half the arable land and four times the population. Adding to China’s population challenges is the existence of the Heihe-Tengchong Line, which runs from the country’s northeast to the southwest, roughly dividing it in half geographically, but to the east of which approximately 95 percent of the population reside.
–The Daily Mail-Beijing review news exchange item