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Wu Bangguo to Publish Article Stressing China Is a Developing Country

Wu Bangguo, a high-ranking Chinese official and chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, will publish an article in the upcoming issue of Qiushi Journal, the core publication of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The article, titled “Fully Understand the Characteristics of China’s Development Stage,” will emphasize that China is still a developing country.
“As a matter of fact, China is still at the preliminary stage of socialism and will be for a long time. China remains the largest developing country in the world. This is our conclusion based on basic national conditions.”
This article, added to the current number of official pieces, implies that China is not rich enough to shoulder the international responsibilities that Western governments want to impose.
Source: Xinhua, September 30, 2010