General Zhang Qinsheng, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, recently spoke with Study Times, a newspaper published by the Party School of the CPC Central Committee, sharing his perspectives on China’s strategic opportunities for development. Excerpts are as follows:
Study Times: How to understand "China remains in an important period of strategic opportunities for its development" written in the report to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC)?
Zhang Qinsheng: It has three levels of meaning. First, the basic circumstances shaping the strategic opportunities for China’s development remain unchanged. Second, we must identify factors with impact on China’s development opportunities amid changes of international situations, and try to win opportunities by fending off unfavorable changes. Third, the CPC Central Committee should concentrate all its efforts on ensuring the realization of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020 by making full use of these opportunities.
What are connotations of the concept of "strategic opportunities for development?"