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Wang Yang: It Is Wrong to Say ‘the Party Bestows People’s Happiness’

On May 10, 2012, Xinhua reprinted an article that China Youth Daily originally published, titled “It Is Wrong to Say ‘The Party or the Government Bestows People’s Happiness.’”

One day earlier, on May 9, 2012, Wang Yang, the Guangdong Provincial Party Secretary and a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a speech in Guangzhou at the opening of the Guangdong Provincial Chinese Communist Party 11th Congress. Wang stressed the role of people in "shaping history" and called on officials to break with a "wrong notion that it is the Party or the government that bestows people with happiness." “People are the main body for building up their well-being. They need a space to freely create happiness. The responsibility of the Party and the government is to give them the space and the freedom.”

Source: Xinhua, May 10, 2012