The policy of reform and opening up is Deng Xiaoping's political legacy, of which the most significant part is the fixed term system of cadres on different levels and of different categories, especially the fixed term of national leaders stipulated by the Constitution of the People's Republic of China. The fixed term system of cadres has played a critical role in the reform and opening up, China's rise, and the development of China's political system. This system under the single-party leadership is a political system that is adapted to China's transition from traditional society to modern society. It is also adjustable with the process of modernization. Its successful implementation lies in that it is what the Communist Party of China, the People’s Liberation Army of China, and the Chinese people expect. Its improvement and optimization rely on enhancing the people's right to speak and influence in the election of cadres, i.e., letting the people decide the cadres.

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CHANGFU, Xu. What is the Most Significant Political Legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Thoughts in the 20th Year since Deng Xiaoping’s Death. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], dec. 2017. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2375>. Date accessed: 07 mar. 2021.