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Chongqing's Effort to Build a City for the 99%

31 October 2011
 

Bo Xilai is the chief of Chongqing super metropolis in China's heartland. While in the most part of the country - especially in China's southern tip Guangdong Province and particularly in the notorious GM city Shenzhen - the governments are boarding on the capitalist Titanic that has, sadly, crashed into a massive financial iceberg, Chongqing explores a new way of advancement in its economic, social and cultural arenas, based on Mao Zedong's pioneering work in socialism and China's deep humanitarian tradition. Its visionary experiments not only have renewed the hope for China to progress continuously, that at the moment has lost in direction and lost a fair bit of momentum, but can also serve as an inspiration to other nations who wish to build a society that would benefit 99% of population instead of the privileged 1% thus its development will be sustainable.

The following are the main parts of Bo Xilai's recent public speech:    

薄熙来:

什么是中国特色社会主义道路?它的本质和核心到底是什么?我和大家一样,也在学习。依我看,如果简单说,就是为人民服务,共同富裕。这是区别于西方的道路,是中国人要走而且能走出来的路。社会主义优于资本主义,最集中的体现就是为大多数人着想,就是共同富裕。

毛主席在建国之初就明确指出,“我们建设社会主义的目的,就是要大家有事做,有饭吃,大家共同富裕”。

这些年,重庆始终坚持以民生为导向的发展之路。我们先后出台了两个政策体系,一个是“民生10条”,一个是“共富12条”,老百姓的就业、收入、住房、医疗、教育、社保,全都拢了进去。而且有缩差共富的具体指标,基尼系数由多少降到多少,城乡差距、主城和“两翼”的差距由多少缩小到多少,都有明确的目标,还给出了时间表。改善民生是我们始终不渝的努力方向和目标,因为我们党的宗旨就是“全心全意为人民服务”

一个地方要发展,一定要把大环境搞好。我们提出的“五个重庆”,个个都与环境相连。森林重庆,政府决心很大,每年投入100多个亿,相当于3年种了30年的树,而且大多是银杏、香樟、桂花等大树、好树,这样坚持七八年,城市就会从“水泥森林”变成天然的森林。平安重庆也是改善环境,通过打黑除恶,清除了社会上的污泥浊水,不仅百姓满意,外来投资者心里也踏实。宜居重庆,既是百姓的生活环境,也是投资环境,3年盖50万套公租房,农民工、企业职工都可以入住,这就解除了职工的后顾之忧,为企业帮了大忙。畅通重庆,主城不塞车,联系周边省市的水陆空铁四通八达,也是重要的投资环境。至于健康重庆,市民体质好,又聪明,就让城市增加活力,也是发展环境。

与沿海相比,西部对外开放的基础和条件的确较差,但只要把环境搞好,政策设计好,找对路子,照样能高歌猛进。重庆正在形成内陆的开放高地,2007年到位外资10多亿美元,今年至少90亿;去年还“走出去”,实现了对外投资50亿美元

重庆设立了中西部的国家级开发开放新区———两江新区,一批世界500强企业和国内外高新技术企业已经入驻。近几年,重庆成功地建起了全国最大的笔记本电脑加工基地,实现了零部件配套的本土化,大大降低了物流成本。随着渝新欧铁路的贯通,我国又有了一条大运量、低成本的对外贸易大通道。以重庆为平台,把中西部的加工贸易和进出口搞起来,这对全国经济也是个新的增长点

在其位就要谋其政,为政者要看得长远些。有些人喜欢说些怪话,中国这么多人,闲话还能免得了吗?只要老百姓受益,就足够了,咱心里也就踏实了。反之,如果在其位不谋其政,不给老百姓办事,这个城市、这个地方就永远不会进步。当然,对批评意见又要心平气和,用心去想,不该干的事,超过城市发展财力的事不能干;不能置百姓迫切需要解决的生活问题于不顾,去搞一些适应少数人的豪华设施,那是极不恰当的。

“打黑”决不是刻意而为,那是不得不做的事。当时,公安部挂牌督办未破的命案就有1400多件,设想,一个人被害,他有三亲六戚,这会引发多少人的痛苦?!我们常讲民主,而人民的生命权、健康权是人民最基本的民主权利,要靠国家权力来保护和实现。我们为政一方,如果打不掉黑恶势力,连命案都破不了,那政府的公信力何在?又如何维护人民民主和社会正义,何以面对公众?

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Quotes by Some Leading Figures in American History:

中国的美分党们,你们主子的圣旨到,跪下听旨:

John F. Kennedy:

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis:

“We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.”

Robert Kennedy:

"I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Helen Keller:

“The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands – the ownership and control of their livelihoods – are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.”

只有仇视华夏文明的满清余孽才会认为中国历史就是一部苦难史,只有痛恨华夏民族的买办残余才会造谣中国人不懂诚实、不肯奋斗(真要这样,此等苦难文明和懒惰民族还值得复兴吗?)

西方的新宗教“科学、民主”连西方自己都救不了,反而会是中国“唯一”的救星?100年前西化启蒙时代的中国小资文人只有这点见识可以理解,100年后高踞庙堂之上的还有这样的错觉就太可悲了。

结论: 只有建立在华夏文明基础上的社会主义才能拯救曾经沉沦了三百年并有可能再次沉沦的中国。


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