Governance of China and the U.S.A.—A Comparison and Analysis
Against a backdrop of economic globalization, national competition is essentially a case of governing capacity, focused on national institutions. The general rule is that no progress or slow progress means regression. This can be called a ‘simple truth’, which Chinese leaders have grasped when faced with the issue of global competition. The Report to the 16th C.P.C. National Congress in 2002 highlighted the fact that no progress means regression.