ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Hu Jintao’s Vision and the Chinese Party Congress

'Harmonious Society'

The question that is on everyone's mind is whether the new general secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping will follow the Hu Jintao line or return to the growth-centric path of Jiang Zemin. The author argues that the new leadership put in place by the 18th Party Congress clearly refl ects the effort to reconcile Jiang Zemin's emphasis on a high growth rate and Hu Jintao's stress on balanced development. But will the new leadership transform the essential features of the growth model to achieve the fi ve dimensions entailed in Hu Jintao's "scientifi c outlook on development"?

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