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Xi Jinping's Political Economics: Working Class Are Masters

  • Eight-point doctrine seeks to reconcile markets, state forces
  • Platform may represent fifth leg in party's economic thinking
China's National People's Congress - Second Plenary Meeting
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When China’s legislators head back to their provinces once Beijing’s annual parliamentary gathering concludes Wednesday, they’ll be tasked with implementing the specific policies outlined and the less tangible philosophies of Xi Jinping that underpins them.

Based on speeches given by the president during the National People’s Congress, the party’s mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency has started referring to "Xi Jinping political economics," an eight-point clustering of themes such as how to reconcile state control and market forces, or the need to appreciate the nation’s front-line workers.