BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Good education, housing, medical care and insurance are within the reach of more Chinese since the adoption of a market economy, according to a Tuesday commentary in the People's Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The formation and improvement of China's socialist market economy has reshaped the lives of 1.3 billion people and exerted an influence on the future of the whole world, wrote Ren Zhongping.
In the past 20 years, the most populous nation has become the world's second-largest economy and has stood among middle-income countries in terms of its per capita gross domestic product, Ren said.
China turned itself from a seller's market to a buyer's market and became the world's biggest exporter and a member of the World Trade Organization, Ren said.
At the beginning, China's transformation faced many obstacles, including domestic prejudice and doubts of foreign countries, Ren said.
However, the "China miracle" surprised everyone, Ren wrote.
"It is said that everything happened in the past 20 years could not be planned in any plan," Ren said.Source: Xinhua【1】 【2】