CCP suggests common prosperity agenda will be central and could affect foreign policy


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< By Neil Thomas and Michael Hirson On 8 October, People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party’s Central Committee, published an article titled “How to understand the significance of promoting common prosperity.” The author was Xie Fuzhan, a veteran policy economist who serves as President and Party Secretary of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and who has been a Central Committee member since 2012. The article deserves attention because it is the first statement that expands on the common prosperity agenda, which Xi elevated to the national spotlight this summer, since crises began to roil the Chinese...