wu bangguo

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Beijing vows not to deviate from socialism

Washington Post, March 9 - China’s government vowed Friday that it will not deviate from its socialist path, defending anew its system and saying Western capitalist political systems are not suitable for China.

China’s top legislator, Wu Bangguo, said in a report delivered to the annual National People’s Congress that China needs to keep to the socialist path and understand the differences between its political system and those of Western capitalist countries.

Wu, the second most powerful person in the party, said the socialist system with Chinese characteristics “is the fundamental institutional guarantee for the development and progress of contemporary China, and we must cherish it even more and adhere to it for a long time to come.”