Throughout the country, the communist spirit is surging forward. The political consciousness of the masses is rising rapidly … China is forging ahead in her economic revolution … In view of this, our country may not need as much time as previously thought to catch up with the big capitalist countries in industrial and agricultural production. The decisive factor, apart from leadership by the party, is our 600 million people. The more people the more views and suggestions, the more intense the enthusiasm, and the greater the energy … Do the working people of China still look like slaves as they did in the past? No, they have become the masters.