Policies and theories
The Four Comprehensives, or the Four-pronged Comprehensive Strategy (Chinese: 四个全面战略布局) is a list of political goals for China, put forward by Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2014. They are:
Some scholars argue that there are the same or very similar statements of the "four comprehensives" in Deng Xiaoping Theory.
Comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society (Xiaokang society)
The term "moderately prosperous society" dated back to 1979, when Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping said to visiting Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ōhira that "Xiaokang society was the goal of Chinese modernization".
In 1997, the term "building a moderately prosperous society" was officially adopted in General Secretary Jiang Zemin's report to the 15th CCP National Congress.
In 2002, the term was changed to "comprehensively building a moderately prosperous society" in the report to the 16th CCP National Congress.
In 2012, "Completing the Building of a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects" was first introduced in Hu Jintao's report to the 18th CCP National Congress.
The Four Comprehensives have been developed incrementally during the early years of Xi's tenure: