Since the Eighteenth Party Congress [last November], China has emphasized protecting the rights of ordinary people and fighting corruption. So if you look at it from an overall perspective the situation is improving.
If China insists in the medium and long term of creating another Great Firewall between the China cloud and the rest of the world, China will be an increasingly untenable place to do business.
In 1968, children of top leaders who were attacked in Cultural Revolution vowed they would emerge as rulers of the country. They have won.
Ours is a political party that serves the people wholeheartedly. We have every reason to be proud. Proud but not complacent. We will never rest on our laurels.
If we look at the 13th party congress 25 years ago, when the idea of electoral competition was first introduced with [5 per cent more candidates than seats on] the Central Committee, we’ll see the talk of intra-party democracy is nothing but deception.
When the party leadership is united, it’s obvious the party controls the gun. But when the party is divided or weak, whoever has the gun has the last say.
In order to build a real market economy, we have to have real political reform. In the next years, we should have a constitutional democracy plus a market economy.