US expert: Chinese government for the people
John Milligan-Whyte, chairman of America-China Partnership Foundation, said China's unique system of stable and responsive government has contributed to big achievements in the past 10 years.
In an exclusive interview with China Daily, Milligan-Whyte said China has witnessed three important developments. It has become more confident, as people in China have transitioned from uncertainty to confidence about their position in the world, which no other nation has been able to achieve at the same speed and scale.
China has proven that socialism with Chinese characteristics works brilliantly in focusing on and meeting people's needs. "The Chinese created a unique indigenous system of people-centered government that has lifted 770 million people from low income, low-productivity farm work into higher-paying, higher-productivity urban work," said Milligan-Whyte.
The third development and competitive advantage is a result of the effectiveness of China's unique system of stable and responsible government. "That is the key that enables 1.4 billion people in China to discover and implement successful long-term economic and social planning more effectively than other nations," said Milligan-Whyte.