Capitalist revolution - in the President's own words

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On job losses: "Fundamentally speaking, it is conducive to economic development, thus conforming to the long-term interests of the working class."

On political theory: "Marxism will necessarily advance along with the development of the times, practice and science; it cannot remain unchanged."

On being flexible: "The shareholding system ... can be used both under capitalism and socialism."

On losing control of industry: "Even if the state-owned sector accounts for a smaller proportion of the economy, this will not affect the Socialist nature of our country."

To the West: "We do not impose our social system and ideology upon others, nor will we allow other countries to force theirs upon us."

On sleaze: "The fight against corruption is a grave political struggle vital to the very existence of the Communist Party and the state."

On the media: "We should tighten control over the press and publishing."

On Chinese culture: "We must resolutely resist the corrosion of decadent ideas and cultures."

On Taiwan: "We shall work for peaceful reunification, but we shall not undertake to renounce the use of force."

On foreign relations: "It is still serious that human rights and other issues are used to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries."

On the future: "By the middle of the next century ... China will have become a prosperous, strong, democratic and culturally advanced socialist country".

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