Xu Jian, a research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies, who leads the National Social Science Fund Project, "The International Environment and China’s Strategic Opportunity," wrote an article that was published in Qiushi magazine (Seeking Truth), a bi-monthly political theory periodical published by the Central Party School and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Xu wrote that, compared to the first decade of the 21st century, the next decade will see a major change rather than a mere continuation of the past. The change involves the transformation and upgrading of China’s development, which will be different from the rapid expansion that occurred in the past 10 years. This is the critical difference. It reflects that the trend for China will transform from a model of rapid expansion to a model that focuses on intense development to enhance quality. Xu expressed that this major change will bring about fundamental changes in government functions, economic structure, industrial policies, and other changes in society.
Source: Qiushi, October 30, 2013