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The State’s Capacity for Good Governance: The Logic behind the Success of China’s Poverty Alleviation as a Social Project

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No. 6, 2022

 

The State’s Capacity for Good Governance: The Logic behind the Success of China’s Poverty Alleviation as a Social Project

(Abstract)

 

Xu Yong and Chen Junya

 

In the course of modernization, China has eradicated the absolute poverty that has hitherto accompanied the human race and has completed the building of a moderately prosperous society, thus embarking on a Chinese-style path to modernization that strives to eradicate poverty and move towards common prosperity. China’s efforts to eradicate poverty and to eliminate the root causes of poverty are a social project that has transformed human society and created a “miracle” on earth. The success of this project, and the fact that it keeps on being successful, lies in the Chinese state’s unique capacity for “good governance.” It contains the state capacities of mobilization, organization, transformation, development, and integration. This capacity is defined by the nature of the socialist system, for which the sacred mission of the Communist Party of China provides an inexhaustible source and a fundamental institutional guarantee, manifesting the strength of the advantage of the Chinese system.