CPC session important in improving China's capacity of governance: Australian scholars
The fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee is held in Beijing from Oct 28 to 31, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]
The plenary session convened by the Communist Party of China (CPC) this week emphasized the modernization of China's capacity for governance, which is quite necessary, said some Australian scholars.
Qian Meijun, professor with the College of Business and Economics in the Australian National University, noted that China has made achievements in terms of its economic development and improvement in economic and financial systems.
"Chinese people have accumulated more wealth, and their family income increased," she said.
To achieve this, the capacity of governance had been important.
The fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which concluded Thursday, focused on how to advance the modernization of China's system and capacity for governance.
Qian observed that in recent years China improved its laws and regulations. "The government attached great importance to social issues and improved the efficiency of civil servants," she said.
James Laurenceson, acting director of Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney, believed that the CPC session was timely.
"Leading up to, and immediately following WTO, China undertook rapid reforms that served it well in subsequent years," he told Xinhua on Saturday.
"The challenge now is to convert statements of deepening reform such as those in the Fourth Plenary Session into concrete policy actions."
He said the fact that China playing a bigger role in the world is appropriate and welcomed. Therefore, world-class governance standards should be adhered to, he said.