The “Great Leap forward” was an official term given to the Chinese government’s program to accelerate economic development.
Under the programme, China embarked on a massive project to transform its society and economy, including building a massive new airport and railway network.
The plan was aimed at creating a world-class manufacturing sector and creating a new middle class.
But as the country advanced, the benefits were diluted and the benefits became the enemy of the project.
The government blamed a lack of foreign investment, the rise of a powerful Communist Party, and the growing number of urban workers, among other factors.
China’s rapid economic development has led to a backlash, especially in rural areas, where poverty and environmental degradation have risen.
The “great leap forward” has been a key plank of the Chinese Communist Party’s political agenda.
China has long accused the West of using the phrase to distract attention from the country’s growing social problems and neglect its rural economy.
“In China, you are no longer considered a worker, you have no rights, you don’t have rights,” says Zhang Guojiang, a former high-ranking official in the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
“What are you supposed to do?
This is the greatest injustice in the history of mankind.”
He adds: “What is the difference between China and the United States?
There are some similarities.”
Zhang, who has written extensively on the “Great Escape”, a term used by the NDRC to describe the Great Leap forward, has been researching China’s economic development since he retired from the agency.
Zhang and his colleagues have compiled a comprehensive, comprehensive study on the country and its future that is expected to be published next year.
Zhang says the “great escape” has “a lot of truth” to it.
“It is a very complex question and it is the most complex topic we are aware of in China,” Zhang says.
“So we have put a lot of effort into researching it.”
The researchers’ analysis is based on interviews with nearly 2,000 people, including more than a hundred academics and government officials, researchers, and residents of rural areas in China’s far western Xinjiang region.
“What we have learned is that the ‘great escape’ is based upon the assumption that the Chinese economy is going to be a great one,” Zhang tells Al Jazeera.
“But this is not true.
It is not only a myth.
We have seen a huge drop in the number of jobs that people have and we have seen the destruction of the country.”
Zhang believes the “biggest threat” to the “peaceful transition” China wants to make to the outside world is the rise in urbanisation and the loss of traditional rural livelihoods.
“I think that this is a big problem,” Zhang explains.
“The other reason is that people in China do not have any real expectations for the future. “
They don’t know what the future will bring and what the challenges will be.” “
The other reason is that people in China do not have any real expectations for the future.
They don’t know what the future will bring and what the challenges will be.”
Zhang says China’s “economic development” has not produced “the prosperity and peace that we want”.
In a country where poverty is widespread and social inequalities are deep, Zhang argues that it is not unreasonable to believe that China will never become the global superpower it was during the “Golden Age” of the 1950s and 1960s.
Zhang argues China has not been “an economic superpower” as the United Kingdom, Canada and the US were in the era of “post-war capitalism”.
“I don’t think that China has achieved the economic greatness of the United-Kingdom or the United Arab Emirates or the European Union,” Zhang argues.
“Instead, it has become a global power.”
The “big story” of China’s economy, Zhang says, is not the “economic miracle” that was touted during the Great Escape.
“Rather, it is about the ‘peaceful revolution’ that China is undertaking,” Zhang told Al Jazeera, referring to the government’s “Great Five Vision” that seeks to reverse the countrys decline.
Zhang believes China’s future lies in an environment where it can maintain “peace, harmony and harmony”.
He argues that China needs to develop its “cultural, political and social stability”.
The “peace-loving revolution” Zhang refers to is not happening at the moment, he says.
Instead, he argues that “China is in a phase of social turmoil”.
In the era that the “China Dream” was created, China had an economy that was in the top three in the world, according to the World Bank.
China had the most productive population in the World in the mid-2000s, Zhang points out, and China was still growing at an extremely rapid pace.
“Today, China’s growth is about 1.5 percent per annum,” he says, adding that China now