Common prosperity is the fundamental principle of socialism with Chinese characteristics. It refers to a state in which the whole nation enjoys ample food and clothing through hard work and mutual help. China is a vast country with a large population. Achieving common prosperity does not mean that all will become prosperous at the same time, but that, where conditions permit, some areas and some people may develop faster than others, and they will then help those that lag behind to catch up, so that all become prosperous over time. China will adhere to the basic socialist economic system and income distribution system, adjust the pattern of national income distribution, step up efforts to adjust secondary distribution and work hard to narrow income gaps so that everyone can share in more of the fruits of development fairly, and move steadily toward common prosperity.