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Huang Mengfu Retraces ACFIC History Under CPC Leadership

CPC"s concepts, including empowering the country, enriching the people and building a democratic system, and its practices, as well as its charismatic leaders, succeeded in attracting many democratic-minded people to its side during the revolutionary days, and uniting the people till today, ACFIC Chairman and CPPCC Vice Chairman Huang Mengfu said on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Party.

During an interview with China Business Times, Huang, who was the grandson of Huang Yanpei, one of China"s founding vice-premiers and a renowned educator,said that history has proven that the multi-party cooperation and political consultation under CPC leadership is a contribution of the Chinese to the world political system, but he also acknowledged that China"s democratic political system needs to be further improved and optimized to keep pace with current events.

Looking back on the historical relationship between the country"s non-state sector and CPC, Huang said that the Party"s steership overthe sectorevolves with its theoratic development and innovation, starting with the "demolition" of private ownership, then allowing it to retain "a little tail", andthen gradually to grow into a "beneficial supplement" and now a "key component".

But he stressed that the development process of the non-state-owned sector is not swayed by anyone"s willful decisions and that realityshows that its growth is very important to improving people"s lives, promoting economic growth and creating jobs.

ACFIC"s work is linked with the development of non-state-owned economy. When it was established in 1953, its main job was to transform the "industrialists and businessmen" whose properties have been bought by the government into "socialist workers" who can earn their own living, said the chairman.

After reform and opening-up, ACFIC"s work scope has been expanding. It has taken upon itself two tasks, namely guiding the healthy development of the non-state-owned economy on the one hand, and guiding the entrepreneurs to become the "constructors of socialist cause" on the other, he said.

Huang noted that the many new phenomena triggered by China" systemic change from a planned economy to market economy has delivered strong impact against the old policy environment which had been tailored for the state-owned enterprises and related programs.

Meanwhile, the many policies and innovations promulgated by the CPC since the Third Plenary Meeting of the 11th CPC Central Committee in 1978take some "process" for the society to fully accept and the services of the government agencies to be fully in place.

"Therefore, our federations" duty is to uphold the private sector economy, for example, creating a fair and just development environment and breaking monopolies," he added.

"We have two major tasks at the moment. Firstly, we promote the healthy growth of the non-state economy and help various circles to know the influences of the sector over China"s economic and political lives. Secondly, we promote the policies of CPC to the personages of the sector, who are the contributors to and beneficiaries from reform and opening-up, and work on their thoughts," Huang said.

Huang"s current policy proposals and appeals mostly focus on breaking monopolies and easing the constraints on non-state-owned enterprises.

(photo source: www.chinapictorial.com)