The text, published by the Information Office of the State Council, or China’s Cabinet, highlighted the eradication of extreme poverty in China and the guarantee that the population enjoys a dignified life, with the basic living needs, access to food and clothing.
‘Moderate prosperity in China is evident in all aspects: a buoyant economy, political democracy, a flourishing culture, social equity, healthy ecosystems, balanced development between urban and rural areas to the benefit of all people,’ the so-called white paper stated.
As the document emphasized, this progress serves as a solid foundation for the high respect for and comprehensive protection of human rights.
On July 1, President Xi Jinping declared the realization in China of a moderately prosperous society, or Xiaokang.
That announcement coincided with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party, which successfully guided the eastern nation to move from a backward territory to become the world’s second power and a benchmark in technology and innovation, among other fields.