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CPC leadership must be upheld

Party secures China's modernization, rejuvenation, key meeting emphasizes

A ceremony marking the centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is held at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, July 1, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

A key Party meeting underlined on Thursday the need to uphold the Communist Party of China's overall leadership-particularly the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee-to realize China's modernization and rejuvenation.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the daylong meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and gave a speech.

The top Party leadership heard a series of work reports 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.

The meeting's participants reaffirmed that the Party's leadership in all areas and all aspects, especially the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, must be upheld in order for the Party, with more than 95 million members, and for the country with a population of more than 1.4 billion, to be well managed, according to a statement released after the meeting.

The underlying reason for the historic transformations and achievements that the Party and the State have secured since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in 2012 is that the country unswervingly upholds the Party's leadership and the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, they said.

The CPC Central Committee's hearing of the work reports each year has played an exemplary role in upholding the committee's authority and its centralized and unified leadership, and such a practice should be sustained, the statement said.

The meeting's participants commended the work of 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 the past year and acknowledged their contributions to making a good start in implementing the country's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25), as well as creating a sound environment for the celebration of the Party's centenary last year, the statement said.

New and greater progress has been made in all aspects of their work, it added.

The meeting's participants urged the State bodies to remain vigilant about the risks and challenges on the way ahead, enhance their governance capacity, shoulder their responsibilities and assume their duty with solid efforts.

They also noted that this year marks a milestone toward the country's modernization in all aspects and achieving the second of the "Two Centenary Goals"-to turn China into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious by the time the People's Republic of China celebrates its centenary in 2049. They further noted that this year will witness the 20th National Congress of the CPC.