China is set to begin its 17th National Congress next week in Beijing. This event occurs every 5 years and is key to gauging the future direction of the country as well as the front runners for future senior leadership. It is likely that some of current President Hu Jin-Tao's thoughts will be enshrined in the Chinese Communist Party Constitution. This constitution already contains thoughts from Hu's four predecessors: Mao Ze-Dong, Deng Xiao-Ping and Jiang Ze-Min. Now seems like an opportune time to review some of President Hu's key philosophies.
In 2006, President Hu introduced his list of moral guidance for Chinese citizens in reaction to widespread discontent with the corruption of government officials:
The Eight Honors and Disgraces