Theory and practice of social construction1
With the introduction of the new concept of “social construction,” the overall layout of China’s socialist construction has changed from the trinity of economic, political, and cultural construction to a new pattern of four-in-one including social construction. In terms of the relation between building a socialist harmonious society and social construction, the former is essentially the strategic goal and the latter an important means – a socialist harmonious society can only be realized through economic, social, political, and cultural construction. In terms of the richness of the connotation of social construction, the 4th Plenary Session of the 16th Communist Party of China Central Committee not only put forward a new concept, but also formulated a new theory of social construction. The construction of a socialist harmonious society has been put into practice in the socialist modernization drive and played a significant role in transforming ideas and theories into concrete actions.