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Chinese president Xi Jinping defends 'common prosperity' crackdowns

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 19 Jan 2022

Chinese president Xi Jinping defends 'common prosperity' crackdowns

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Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently made a defense of his "common prosperity" policy at the world stage.

His comments came during the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting of government and corporate leaders, reports BBC.

China says the policy is aimed at narrowing the widening wealth gap, which could threaten the Communist Party's rule if left unaddressed, reports the British media.

The policy has led to crackdown on several sectors which include technology, education and entertainment firms.

"The common prosperity we desire is not egalitarianism," Xi told delegates as quoted by BBC.

"We will first make the pie bigger and then divide it properly through reasonable institutional arrangements. As a rising tide lifts all boats, everyone will get a fair share from development, and development gains will benefit all our people in a more substantial and equitable way," he continued.