The COVID-19 pandemic strongly impacted the global economy in 2020 and will have a profound and far-reaching influence on China and the world. We couldn't help but think: what kind of society should we create to deal with the uncertain crises in an age of uncertainty? Chances are greater to overcome a crisis when we respond to it with resiliency. Only a resilient society would be able to respond to crises with ease and without panic. A society needs resilience, as does a country, a business, an organization, a community, and even each individual. It is thus of great significance to build a highly resilient system for achieving high-quality development of the country, successful transformation of companies, and enhanced mental resilience of individuals. In his speech at the grand gathering on the 40th anniversary of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone establishment on October 14, 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that "China is at a critical period in realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Also, he said that China's economy has shifted from a stage of high-speed growth to that of high-quality development. With strong development resilience, China is forming a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay with domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other."
We are experiencing "the great change unseen in a century." this Book proposes the concept of a "highly resilient society," five key stages, eight-core competencies, and twenty-one concrete action plans to build such a highly resilient society. Also, it elaborates on the solutions to respond to uncertain crises in terms of national resilience, social, organizational, and psychological resilience. Maintaining resiliency and building a highly resilient society will be conducive for us to summarize and learn from the experience of resilient societies and cope with the current uncertain crises while facing the complex situation of an uncertain world in the future. At the same time, building a highly resilient society and a resilient new ecology is of great significance in enhancing China's resilience and achieving high-quality development.