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Ancient Wisdom, Upgraded Interpretation: Benevolence means to love people and benefit all.

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Ancient Wisdom, Upgraded Interpretation: Benevolence means to love people and benefit all.

July 06
13:30 2022


President Xi Jinping used this quote at a congress commending the country’s role models in the fight against COVID-19 on September 8, 2020.

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It’s from the Zhuangzi, one of the Taoist classics written during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). The phrase defines “benevolence,” a key concept in traditional Chinese culture.

Building on this idea, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has developed a strong attachment to the people it leads, giving them the highest consideration, sharing their thoughts and concerns and working toward improving their wellbeing.  

Following the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the CPC and the Chinese Government have put the people and their lives first and mobilized the whole country to contain the pandemic, a testament to benevolence at work.

With its people-centered notion, the CPC has adapted this time-honored concept to meet the needs of modern China.

Whether it is a 30-hour-old newborn a senior citizen aged over 100, or an expat living in China, the country does whatever it takes to protect the people from the pandemic. 

The whole-of-society approach sheds light on how the CPC guides and serves. 

“Benevolence” as advocated in traditional Chinese culture is vividly manifested in the new era.

Meeting people’s aspirations for a better life is the CPC’s mission. Since its 18th National Congress in November 2012, the CPC has stressed strengthening checks and oversight over the exercise of power and demanded consistency in strict Party governance.

In addition to curbing corruption, it has improved members’ conduct by educating them on how to maintain close bonds with the people and how to stay true to the Party’s founding mission. 

China has completed its goal of eradicating extreme poverty as scheduled, with nearly 100 million rural residents escaping absolute poverty from 2012 to 2020.

It has established the world’s largest social security system to ensure the country’s development benefits all in a fairer way and lends the 1.4 billion Chinese a stronger sense of gain, fulfillment and security.

Going forward, the CPC has pledged common prosperity for everyone, in a bid to deliver well-rounded human development and all-round social progress.

This ancient adage continues to resonate and inspire. The CPC is committed to advancing the people’s wellbeing and national rejuvenation in both favorable and unfavorable circumstances.

That’s why it always has its followers’ trust and support. On the road ahead, the people-centered philosophy will continue to be a primary Party principle.

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