Chinese Socialist Party Politics in the Process of Modernization

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No.6, 2019


Chinese Socialist Party Politics in the Process of Modernization



Wang Shaoxing


Modernization hastened the birth of party politics, and party politics dominates modernization in turn. The intergrowth and interaction between party politics and modernization represent the great logic of the evolution of human civilization in modern times. The objectivity of China’s modernization implies the historical necessity of its party politics, and its national and epochal character have led to the growth of Chinese party politics with socialist characteristics in an irreversible developmental trend. In the past 100 years, with the historic theme of the great renewal of the Chinese nation and during China’s revolutionary process and the extensive practice of building socialism with Chinese characteristics and constructing a modern country, Chinese socialist party politics has integrated its own values with China’s modernization and played a leading role with a distinctive “fundamental value orientation,” “precondition of theoretical guidance,” “dominant institutional support,” “purposeful value traction power,” and “crucial political security”; it has profoundly changed the developmental course of China’s history with the strongest value pursuit, the most unique practice and the most significant contribution to civilization; and it has achieved the great historical change of Chinese society’s efforts to modernize, which in turn has deeply influenced world epochal changes. This is not only the core symbol of the experiential integration and theoretical creation of the interaction between socialist party politics and China’s modernization, but also the key support and value guide for building the Communist Party of China into a powerful political party across the world, and thus building China into a modern power.