Harmonious society

Harmonious society

The construction of a Harmonious Society (zh-sp|s=和谐社会|p=héxié shèhuì) is the dominant socio-economic vision that is said to be the ultimate end result of Chinese leader Hu Jintao's signature ideology of the "Scientific Development Concept". It serves as the ultimate goal for the ruling Communist Party of China along with "Xiaokang society", which aims for a "basically well-off" middle-class oriented society. First proposed by the Chinese government under the Hu-Wen Administration during the 2005 National People's Congress, the idea deviates China's focus from economic growth to overall societal balance and harmony. The idea is clearly visible in banners all over China.

In a country where political class struggle and socialist slogans were the normative political guidelines for a few decades, the idea of bringing about societal harmony brings about the fusion of socialism, democracy and societal harmony with little competing interest.

ee also

*Great unity, "Datong"
*Golden Shield Project

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