BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Years from now when the world looks back at what changes could occur in China in 2014 and onward, and what they mean to the entire community of nations, it would remember the year as equally transformative as the one when the rollercoaster ride of reshaping China began 36 years ago.
At a key plenary session of the CPC (Communist Party of China) central committee held in November last year, the party leadership surprised the world by introducing a host of sweeping reform proposals. These measures touched upon almost every major aspect of the Chinese society, including curbing corruption, streamlining administration of all levels, adjusting family planning policy and combating environmental problems. Many of them have already been implemented.
As China's top legislative body and political consultative arm are reopening their annual sessions, the latest reforms are expected to be converted into the laws of the land and policies of the executive organs, the first step to ensure that China could materialize a more just, balanced and sustainable development that could also benefit the world.
Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria wrote in his editorial in a January edition of the Time magazine that 2014 is "a make or break year for China," adding that the country "faces a historic turning point."
The dense and noxious smog that cloaked 15 percent of China's territory for days last month proved that China now has a one-way ticket down the path of rough yet rewarding reforms. And a strong consensus for weathering all kinds of reform-related difficulties is quickly building up from all walks of life in the nation.