Five Concepts for Development
At its fifth plenary session held from October 26 to 29, 2015, the 18th CPC Central Committee called for "development that is innovation-driven, coordinated, green, oriented toward global progress, and beneficial to all." Of these five concepts for development, innovation should be given top priority, while interactions between all the individual fields must be properly managed. The basic state policy of resource conservation and environmental protection should be respected, as should the principle that opening to the world must be to the benefit of all parties involved. Development should be in the interests of the people, rely on their support, and be of direct benefit to them. The thinking behind the five concepts for development embodies the CPC's in-depth understanding of the laws of economic and social development, while the concepts offer a theoretical guideline for the leadership in building a moderately well-off society in all respects.