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First of July 2010

CPC launches online database of Communist doctrines   2010-07-01 01:12:55
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BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday launched an online database on Marxist theory by uploading the Party's major political doctrines to an Internet website, an effort that analysts said is promoting its ideology through information technology.
Uploaded contents to include collected works in Chinese of Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, as well as former CPC leaders Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin.
All the works are available free of charge for Internet users to read, while visually impaired readers can listen to recorded voices reciting the content in Chinese.
The website also contains dozens of works explaining the doctrines, research of the communist party as well as the CPC's important documents, files and speeches of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Hu Jintao and other current leaders.
The database is sponsored by People's Publishing House, copyright owner of those Chinese works and major publisher of translated works of foreign political figures in China.
Liu Binjie, Director of General Administration of Press and Publication, said that the official launch of these works on the Internet would expand the spread of Marxist theories.
The world has entered an era when information, digitalization and other new communication methods are booming, said Huang Shuyuan, president of the People's Publishing House.
The more advanced and powerful communication methods a party uses, the more influential it will be, Huang said.
To help online readers find a classic Marxist reading, the database of the website provides a smart search function which finds the origin based on fractional words that readers input.
"It will greatly help researchers on Marxist doctrines like me, since many of those works could only be available in libraries," said Professor Zhang Guangming with the School of International Relations of Peking University.
"We could search for information about Marxist works at any time in my reading room," Zhang said.
Prof. Zhang Xixian with the Party School of the CPC Central Committee said that the online database represents a new trend for the Party to promote its theories in a more attractive way.
By the end of last year, the number of Internet users in China had reached 384 million users, covering about 28.9 percent of the country's total population.
Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also attached great importance to the publication of the Party's theories by using multimedia technologies.
The People's Publishing House plans to digitalize its 3.6 billion-word Marxist theories books within two years to complete the database and provide it free of charge to the public.
Editor: yan

China's strong economic growth assists world economic recovery   2010-07-01 14:17:03
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BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- While steering its economy through the global financial crisis, China had been making important contributions to the recovery of the world economy, experts said on Wednesday.
"The fact that China cast off the economic crisis earlier than other major economies doesn't mean China benefited the most. The world as a whole has benefited no less from China's strong growth during the crisis," said Zhao Jinping, a senior researcher with the Development Research Center of the State Council, or the Cabinet.
Like other major economies, China was also hard hit by the global downturn, suffering job losses and shrinking trade, especially in the second half of 2008, said Zhao.
Because different countries had different economic fundamentals and varied policies to counter the crisis, it was only natural that some countries stepped out of the crisis earlier than others, Zhao said.
In November 2008, China unveiled a four-trillion-yuan(589.67 billion U.S. dollars) stimulus package and shifted the fiscal policy from "prudent" to "proactive" and its monetary policy from "tight" to "moderately loose," becoming one of the first countries in the world to adopt large-scale economic stimulus plans.
"It is the Chinese government's timely and effective policies that have enabled China to shirk the crisis earlier than others," Zhao said.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 8.7 percent in 2009, exceeding the official target of 8 percent. The growth accelerated to 11.9 percent during the first quarter this year, according to the national statistics authorities.
While securing its own growth, China had also injected energy into the world economy through its stimulus measures, providing market for exports from its trading partners and boosting confidence in recovery, Zhao said.