zhèng tōng rén hé 政通人和
Good Governance and Harmonious People
This refers to efficient governance and harmonious people. Efficient governance means that the policies and decrees of the government are followed in all respects, and political affairs are handled in a smooth and effective way. The term “harmonious people” means that people are happy about their affairs, and commoners and officials are united and of one mind. It is close in meaning to the concept of “stable country and peaceful people.” However, this term puts more emphasis on the role of human agency, and the reciprocal relation between efficient governance and harmonious people.
The following year, all administrative decrees were well carried out, and people lived in harmony. Many affairs that had been put off began to be addressed and there was progress. (Fan Zhongyan: Memorial to Yueyang Tower)