Theory is the guide of action, certain development practices are guided by certain development idea. Whether the development idea is fundamentally true, is determined by the development results, their success and failure.
The evolution of Chinese Thought in the 20th Century can be seen in three distinct yet closely intertwined streams of national philosophies. These three phases have shaped the modern China’s overall approach to the world around as well as towards its own people. This symbiotic thought will also direct China’s near future. And this rising perspective of China is emerging as its holistic civilizational thought.