Guang Ming Daily: Interview with Jasna Plevnik, an expert in the geopolitics of Asia and International Relations, co-author of the book "China in the Balkans"
“Gradual reform for the Chinese”
We made an interview with Jasna Plevnik, an expert in the geopolitics of Asia and International Relations, co-author of the book "China in the Balkans," together with former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, at a time when national attention is focused on the results of the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. We talked about her views on the Third session which dealt with the deepening of China's reform.
Jasna Plevnik said: "Recently held the Third plenary session has shown to the world that the new leadership of China will continue to improve China's economic model with socialist characteristics implementing many new reforms to assure further development of the country.
Chinese-style reform deserves admiration not only because of its results but its approach. First the reforms were carried out in smaller areas and regions, and after a period of simulating were expanded to other parts of China. In order to continue to deepen economic reforms China’s leadership has decided that Shanghai would become a new free trade zone what is an important step in further liberalization of foreign investments. In that cautious and gradual way, China will reform its banking system.”
Jasna Plevnik thinks that the Third plenary session’s measures are aimed to accelerate China’s economic development which will be based on “more market and less government.
For more than three decades the Communist Party of China has successfully implemented reforms. China has shown the world that it is possible to ensure the prosperity of the country without following the Western model of society "multi-party system and market economy."
Jasna Plevnik sees particularly important that many of new measures are focused on improving and strengthening the capacity of the Chinese government to manage the country. These measures are in line with current conditions and development needs of China not with the needs of other world powers. She believes that leadership of the Communist Party of China will result in the further development of China in the area of economics, politics, culture and democracy.