Notion of common prosperity dates back to the 1950s and Mao Zedong, before fellow former leader Deng Xiaoping repeatedly mentioned the idea in the 1980s, but Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has surged this year. Photo: Xinhua
Notion of common prosperity dates back to the 1950s and Mao Zedong, before fellow former leader Deng Xiaoping repeatedly mentioned the idea in the 1980s, but Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has surged this year. Photo: Xinhua
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s path to common prosperity will be a road littered with bitter complaints, fierce disputes

  • An article published at the weekend was an excerpt of a speech Xi Jinping made in August at a meeting of the Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs
  • President Xi’s rhetoric on common prosperity, which calls for the people to share in the opportunity to be wealthy, has surged this year

Notion of common prosperity dates back to the 1950s and Mao Zedong, before fellow former leader Deng Xiaoping repeatedly mentioned the idea in the 1980s, but Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has surged this year. Photo: Xinhua
Notion of common prosperity dates back to the 1950s and Mao Zedong, before fellow former leader Deng Xiaoping repeatedly mentioned the idea in the 1980s, but Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has surged this year. Photo: Xinhua
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