Editor's note:

  85 years ago, American journalist and author Edgar Snow wrote a book Red Star Over China after observing the arduous struggle of the Chinese Communists, which caused a sensation among Western readers.

In the vicissitudes of life in 1985, the red star in Snow's writings not only illuminated China, but also impressed the world with the shining light of the East.

On the occasion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in order to let history illuminate the future and let the world understand China better, China News Network launched a series of reports on "Why Red Stars Shine in China", inviting celebrities, expert think tanks and overseas Chinese to discuss China Ten Years of great changes, looking forward to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the future development of China.

  Rui Bolan, Professor of Economics and Vice Provost of China Europe International Business School, has lived in China for more than ten years.

Looking back at China's development over the past decade, he pointed out that China's most important development achievement is digital transformation, and the speed at which Chinese people adapt to this digital environment is unmatched by any other country.

Speaking of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Rui Bolan said that he looked forward to seeing more certainty and confidence conveyed by the conference.

He pointed out that China has great potential, including an expanding market, strong technological strength, and workers who are willing to fight for their dreams, that is, have "everything needed to achieve a better future." We are full of confidence in long-term development.