03-18-2008 18:54

Host: Yang Rui

Host: Yang Rui

The warm handshakes between President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao after getting re-elected testified to the solidarity of the new leadership. The premier’s government work report outlines the vision of fighting inflation, potential overheating, corruption and further environmental degradation. They both vowed to construct a harmonious society through democracy and the rule of law.

The two leaders are aware that the most imminent danger may come from those who want to sabotage the summer Olympic Games in Beijing with unacceptable political motivations.  What will be the solutions?  Can the world see a stable and prosperous China in a sustainable manner five years from now?

Joining us now here in the studio live are Mr. Victor Gao Zhikai, director of the China National Association of International Studies, and Mr. David Ward, first secretary of the political section of the British Embassy.

Guest: Mr. Victor Gao Zhikai, director of the China National Association of International Studies
Guest: Mr. Victor Gao Zhikai, director of the China National 
Association of International Studies

Guest: Mr. David Ward, first secretary of the political section of the British Embassy
Guest: Mr. David Ward, first secretary of the political section 
of the British Embassy

Throughout the two-week sessions of political consultation and law-making, people may have first of all learned more about the Chinese political institutions and their legitimate functions. But, above all, just as Premier Wen Jiabao said at his press conference this morning, that he cares a lot about not just the economic and social issues, secessionist activities in Taiwan and rioting in Tibet, but, above all, further emancipation of the mind.  He pointed out that liberalization of the mind or the modernization of man himself will just be an open process.  This is crucial for China's peaceful and respectful integration into the world on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the country's reform and opening up.  And with that we come to the end of Voices and Votes, the special program dedicated to this year's NPC and CPPCC sessions.

Watch Discussions: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV,Part V

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Editor:Zhang Ning