Wang Yang considers the economy
The top headline on the front page of today’s Dongguan Times: “Wang Yang strongly supports the ‘three crackdowns two developments’ (三打两建)”. The picture shows him at the Dongguan investigation bureau, hearing a report on the ‘three crackdowns two developments’. On the table in front of him are drugs, counterfeit cash and illegal weapons.
Wang Yang is the Provincial Party Secretary of Guangdong Province, and a member of the CPC Central Committee. He is the representative of what has been called the “Guangdong Model.” In contrast the state-led, neo-Maoist “Chongqing Model” pioneered by Bo Xilai before his recent fall from power, Wang’s way is seen as more private-enterprise friendly and politically liberal. Last month, Wang caused a stir on twitter by commenting at the Party Congress that it’s not the Party’s role to bestow happiness on the people like a feudal leader. (See Danwei link below for more information)
In today’s article, Wang Yang discusses the recent economic slowdown in his Province and what should be done. He praises the work of the Dongguan municipal government, but says that more needs to be done in terms of structural adjustments to the economy. This means pursuing the goals of reform and opening up even more strongly, abiding by the new slogan: ‘three crackdowns two developments.’ The ‘three crackdowns’ refers to cracking down more severely on crime, while the ‘two developments’ mean strengthening the rule of law and supporting a good international economic market environment.
Links and Sources
Dongguan Times: 汪洋充分肯定 东莞“三打两建”
Danwei: Wang Yang says it’s not the Party’s role to bestow happiness on the people ; Wang Yang’s not lying low