—On How the CPC Can Escape from the Historical Cycle
Abstract: Implementing constitutionalism results from China's more than sixty years of hard exploration and bitter lessons. Only through practicing the rule of law and effectively establishing constitutionalism can the CPC escape from the historical cycle of sliding into decline after achieving success and fully solve the institutional problems affecting its long-term governance and China's long-term stability and prosperity. It is extremely erroneous to put implementing constitutionalism in opposition to the leadership of the Party. Failing to govern the country in line with the constitution will not only undermine the rule of law but violate the Party's basic line and policies. We need to study constitutionalism, and more importantly, develop constitutionalism and build a socialist constitutionalism with Chinese characteristics which is superior to its capitalist counterpart.