Chinese President and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Jintao proposed this important goal at the opening ceremony of a 7-day training course in Beijing, on 19 February 2005. The course was offered by the Party School of the CPC Central Committee and attended by major provincial- and ministerial-level leaders. (China Daily, 20 February 2005). http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-02/20/content_417718.htm (accessed 18 January 2010).
Sources consulted for the identification of pertinent quotations include Confucius I, the Analects translated by Arthur Waley; Confucius II - The Wisdom of Confucius translated by Lin Yutang, London 1958; The Sayings of Lao Tzu translated by Lionel Giles, E.P. Dutton & Co, New York, 1905; The Sayings of Confucius translated by Lionel Giles; and The Art of War translated by Lionel Giles.
As we refer frequently to the wisdom of these three great Chinese thinkers, and do so extensively in Chapter 7, we have chosen to apply more contemporary forms of these sayings whilst ensuring their authenticity and fidelity to original thought. 3Lao Tzu, c. 6th century BC.
The quotations which head up this and subsequent chapters are taken from the seminal writings of three great Chinese Thinkers: Confucius (the Analects), Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching) and Sun Tzu (Bing Fa/Art of War). Fuller biographical and analytical detail on the above is contained in Chapter 7.
c. 6th Century BC sage and teacher, credited ...

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