BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Over the past 70 years, China's success boils down to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office Friday.
Due to China's vast territory and complicated national conditions, the governance of China is uniquely difficult, said the paper, titled "China and the World in the New Era."
Without centralized, unified and firm leadership, China would have tended towards division and disintegration and caused widespread chaos beyond its own borders, it noted.
"The CPC is China's core leadership, ruling the country for long and supported by the people," it said.
The reason lies in its founding mission of pursuing happiness for the people, realizing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and promoting peace and development for humanity, rather than seeking its own interests, according to the paper.
The reason lies in its capacity for self-improvement, and in its firm leadership core, effective theories, strict discipline and improved mechanisms for selecting upright and competent officials, which have ensured that the Party remains stable, progressive and clean.
The reason lies in its strategic planning for the long-term development of the country and its competence in implementing specific policies.
The reason lies in its open-minded ability to adapt to changing times, carrying forward its own heritage while absorbing the strengths of others, and in its ability to unite, organize and inspire the people, the paper noted.