Social Justice Issue about China
In recent years, the issue of social justice has become more and more prominent, and it has become one of the most concerned social themes in Chinese society today. In Western countries, the highlight of this issue began in the 1960s and 1970s. On a global scale, the issue of justice in the international community seems to have always plagued our world, as if it were always open during the development of human civilization problem. What is the reason that makes social justice a high concern of contemporary Chinese society? How to solve this problem – if a reasonable solution to social justice has indeed become a major social problem related to whether our society can continue to reform and develop? In my opinion, the highlight of the issue of social justice is by no means the result of the deliberate thematicization of the theoretical circle, but a serious challenge that our society has to face in the continuous development. Therefore, answering the above questions is far more than a theoretical issue. The first is a social practice topic.
The author Gao believes that the appeal of social justice may become a more effective banner and breakthrough for the political system reform at the turn of the century in China. This view stems from the author’s revelation from the study of the American progressive movement at the end of the 19th century. When people’s thinking is bound by reality, they can transform their perspectives, use history as a mirror, and seek breakthroughs through vertical historical references and horizontal international comparisons. (Gao114). In a news article published in Wired the author points out that Tte Progressive Movement, which took place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is an inspiring reference. How to explain the growing problem of social injustice accompanying the rapid socio-economic development in China (Samuels1)
Let us begin with the discussion of the topic of this article from the basic purpose of human society. From this, we can generally understand the basic purpose of human society as the basic value expectation of human beings for organizing society or for society itself. Organizing society and living and developing in a social way is the fundamental symbol of human beings entering the social civilization from the natural state, and even the root of human cultural creation (such as language, art and religion) and civilization progress (such as the creation of tools and social production methods). Prerequisites and conditions have been repeatedly confirmed by archaeological, anthropological and human sociological studies. But how do you organize society? Why do human beings must survive and develop in a social way? It is the premise that we need to be clear first. (Little1)
The basic way in which society achieves this equitable distribution is to build the basic institutional system of society, including the fundamental constitutional system, the basic system of social economics, politics and culture, the various important policies formulated by the state authority, the government system, etc. In this sense, social justice is first embodied in the justice arrangement of the social system. Therefore, the justice or the degree of justice of the basic social system fundamentally determines the fairness of the society or the degree of social justice that may be achieved.
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