In less than two years, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping "persuades" China and the international community that he will be the other one who will remain in the development of China after Mao Zedong, the founding leader of the Communist Party, and Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China’s reform and opening up. Political strongman with important footprint.

How will Xi Jinping influence China in the next 10 or even 30 years? The Fourth Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which closed today, has for the first time the theme of "ruling the country according to law". The resolution of the General Assembly announced soon will provide another opportunity to observe Xi Jinping’s influence, and it will also be an opportunity for outsiders to observe Xi Jinping’s determination to promote deepening reforms. How big an important clue.

Although some political observers believe that there is a contradiction between China’s dictatorship and the rule of law, and that the rule of law measures proposed by the Fourth Plenary Session can be implemented in the short term, the outside world can further evaluate that the “rule of law” will be brought into play in Xi Jinping’s governance toolbox. To what extent.

In November last year, the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China proposed that the overall goal of comprehensively deepening reforms is to "improve and develop the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, and promote the modernization of the national governance system and governance capabilities." Since Xi Jinping took power, he initiated the rectification campaign, carried out mass line education and practice activities, and the Central Discipline Inspection Commission's anti-corruption campaign. The use of these governance tools has a common effect, which is to clean up the runway and remove roadblocks for the upgrading of national governance capabilities.

The promotion of "ruling the country according to law" is the key next step.The rule of law can provide institutional guarantees for strengthening the country’s governance capabilities. If the ruling team does not abide by the spirit of the rule of law, the judicial team does not possess the rule of law, and the society does not enjoy a fair environment for judicial trials, then any so-called system construction is empty talk, and national governance is also difficult to seek Long-term stability.

However, based on China’s political reality and even the prevailing culture of rule of man in society,What is lacking in advancing the rule of law is not system construction, but environmental conditions that guarantee "judicial independence."In the Chinese context, whether the environmental conditions of governance can change or not depends on the determination and will of the leaders.

Some commentators pointed out: "Is it possible for the ruling party to tie himself up with a rope?" This question will be initially announced after the communique of the Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee is released today.

On the other hand, several iconic events that Xi Jinping attended in recent months, including Confucius’s birthday commemoration, and the literary and artistic work seminar held last week, also reflect another feature of Xi Jinping’s governance toolbox-his distinctive personal touch.

On the 15th of this month, Xi Jinping had a discussion with more than 70 "big names" in Chinese literature and art, including writers, actors, and directors, as well as Internet writers Zhou Xiaoping and Hua Qianfang, and was brought by Chinese state media to the Yan'an Art Forum that Mao Zedong attended 72 years ago. By the same token, the biggest attraction is not how the current supreme leader evaluates the power of literature and art for national construction, but Xi Jinping’s personal love for literature and art, and the open-mindedness and broad-mindedness that come out of speech, which makes people see China welcome Another possibility to modernize state governance.

The speeches of the top leaders of China are often amplified for political interpretation. Like the time point of the art forum, after the CCP’s mass line education practice summary meeting, and before the Fourth Plenary Session of the XNUMXth Central Committee, it is easy to awaken everyone’s memory of art’s involvement in politics and serving politics. Some public opinion also criticized some big names in literature and art, such as Jackie Chan, Zhao Benshan, Zhang Yimou, and Song Zuying, who did not attend the symposium.

However, the headlines from the official media, "Arts cannot lose their way in the tide of the market economy", "Arts cannot be slaves to the market, don’t be tainted with the smell of copper", the political flavor is not particularly strong, more like full of ideals. The "literary youth" with the ideals tries to cheer up the literary and art workers, don't forget the original intention of literary creation.

Politically, Xi Jinping insisted that China should follow the path of Chinese characteristics in line with Chinese society and people’s sentiments. In terms of literature and art, he endorsed Sino-foreign cultural exchanges and competition, and affirmed foreign street art forms (such as rap music and street dance). , And give it healthy and upward content." If the outside world cannot determine whether the leadership style of the top Chinese leader is open or conservative, how he will use the tool of "rule of law" may be a clearer reminder.

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