Photo taken on May 22, 2020 shows flags on the Tian'anmen Square and atop the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. The third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will hold its opening meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Friday morning. (XING GUANGLI / XINHUA)
BEIJING – The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held a meeting to hear a series of work reports.
The reports were from leading Party members groups of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Supreme People's Court, and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, as well as from the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting and delivered an important speech
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting and delivered an important speech.
"To govern our Party, which has 95 million members, and our country, which has more than 1.4 billion people, we must uphold the Party's overall leadership, especially the Central Committee's centralized, unified leadership," reads a statement issued after the meeting.
According to the statement, the CPC leadership's annual hearing of the work reports has set an example for upholding the Party's overall leadership as well as the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized, unified leadership. It added that such a practice must be continued in the long term.
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Noting that 2021 was a landmark year for the Party and the country, the meeting acknowledged the achievements made by the leading Party members groups of the top legislature, state council, top political advisory body, top court and top procuratorate, as well as the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, in various areas of work.
The statement stressed the importance of 2022 as China has embarked on a new journey toward realizing the second centenary goal of developing China into a great modern socialist country by the mid-21st century.
The leading Party members groups were asked to continuously improve their ability to judge and understand political issues and implement political requirements, so as to always remain in conformity with the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core in terms of thinking, political orientation and actions.
The meeting also called on them to remain confident in advancing their work, in the meantime being vigilant and guarding against possible dangers. It added that they ought to prepare for the Party's 20th National Congress with fine work and high morale.
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The Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee was asked to focus on implementing the plans and requirements of the Political Bureau and its standing committee and accomplish tasks assigned by the CPC Central Committee.