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CPC resolution stresses significance of Xi’s core position

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

BEIJING – A landmark resolution of the Communist Party of China has stressed the "decisive significance" of establishing Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and defining the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

"This reflects the common will of the Party, the armed forces, and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, and is of decisive significance for advancing the cause of the Party and the country in the new era and for driving forward the historic process of national rejuvenation," read the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century, which was released on Tuesday.

Through meticulous assessment and deep reflection on a number of major theoretical and practical questions regarding the cause of the Party and the country in the new era, Comrade Xi Jinping has set forth a series of original new ideas, thoughts, and strategies on national governance revolving around the major questions of the times. The questions are: what kind of socialism with Chinese characteristics we should uphold and develop in this new era, what kind of great modern socialist country we should build, and what kind of Marxist party exercising long-term governance we should develop, as well as how we should go about achieving these tasks, according to the resolution.

Xi is thus the principal founder of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, it said.

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The thought is the Marxism of contemporary China and of the 21st century. It embodies the best of the Chinese culture and ethos in our times and represents a new breakthrough in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context, according to the resolution.

The resolution was adopted at the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee convened in Beijing from Nov 8 to 11.

The CPC has led the people through great endeavors and accumulated valuable historical experience over the past century, said the resolution

Hailing the achievements the Party made in exercising full, rigorous self-governance, the resolution said since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, by taking resolute action, the Party has given full play to the role of full and strict Party self-governance in providing political guidance and guarantees and significantly strengthened its ability to improve and reform itself and maintain its integrity.

The problem of lax and weak governance over Party organizations has been addressed at the fundamental level, the document said.

HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE 

The CPC has led the people through great endeavors and accumulated valuable historical experience over the past century, said the resolution.

The experience covers 10 aspects – upholding the Party's leadership, putting the people first, advancing theoretical innovation, staying independent, following the Chinese path, maintaining a global vision, breaking new ground, standing up for ourselves, promoting the united front, and remaining committed to self-reform, according to the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

The endeavors have fundamentally transformed the future of the Chinese people, opened up the right path for achieving rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, demonstrated the strong vitality of Marxism, produced a profound influence on the course of world history, and made the CPC a forerunner of the times, according to the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

An overwhelming victory has been achieved in the fight against corruption, and this momentum has been consolidated across the board while serious potential dangers in the Party, the country, and the military have been rooted out, it added.

NATIONAL SECURITY ENHANCED

China has enhanced national security on all fronts and overcome many political, economic, ideological, and natural risks, challenges and trials since the 18th CPC National Congress, according to the resolution.

This has helped ensure that the Party and the country thrive and enjoy lasting stability, said the resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

Chinese military, meanwhile, has been through an all-around revolutionary restructuring in preparation for the next stage since the 18th CPC National Congress, the resolution said, adding that the country’s defense capabilities have grown in step with the country's economic strength, read the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

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The people's military has taken concrete actions to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests with an indomitable fighting spirit, said the resolution.

NATIONAL REJUVENATION ‘UNSTOPPABLE’

The CPC is leading the Chinese people in advancing toward national rejuvenation with unstoppable momentum on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the landmark resolution said.

The CPC's membership has grown from just over 50 when it was founded to more than 95 million today. Leading a country of more than 1.4 billion people, it is now the world's largest governing party with significant global influence, according to the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

The sixth plenary session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee is held in Beijing, capital of China, from Nov 8 to 11, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

MOMENTUM FOR REALIZING REUNIFICATION

For realizing China's complete reunification, "time and momentum are always on our side," said the resolution. 

The CPC has promoted peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, unveiling a host of policies for the benefit of compatriots in Taiwan and strengthening economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Strait, read the resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

Upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, we firmly oppose separatist activities seeking 'Taiwan independence' and firmly oppose foreign interference.

Since 2016, however, the Taiwan authorities have stepped up separatist activities aimed at "Taiwan independence," which has seriously impacted the momentum of peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, said the resolution.

"Upholding the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus, we firmly oppose separatist activities seeking 'Taiwan independence' and firmly oppose foreign interference," said the resolution. "We have maintained the initiative and ability to steer in cross-Strait relations."

CHANGES IN ECOLOGICAL CONSERVATION

Sweeping, historic and transformative changes have been made in China's ecological and environmental protection endeavors, according to the landmark resolution.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, the CPC Central Committee has devoted greater efforts than ever before to ecological conservation, read the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

The whole Party and the entire nation have become more conscious and active in pursuing green development, and made significant progress in building a Beautiful China, it said.

PARTY-PEOPLE TIES

The CPC must forever maintain close ties with the people, stand firmly on their side, uphold their principal position, and respect their creativity, according to the document.

The CPC must act in line with the people-centered philosophy of development, so as to better realize, safeguard, and advance the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people, and unite and lead all Chinese people in working ceaselessly for a better life, said the resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.

COMMUNITY WITH SHARED FUTURE

The concept of a community with a shared future for humanity has become a banner leading trends of the times and human progress, said the resolution.

China has worked to safeguard the international system centered on the United Nations. The country has upheld and practiced true multilateralism, resolutely opposed unilateralism, protectionism, hegemonism, and power politics, according to the resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC over the past century.

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China has played a constructive role in the political resolution of regional and international hotspot issues, and been a positive force on issues such as climate change, poverty reduction, counterterrorism, cyber security, and regional security, said the resolution.

In combating COVID-19, China has engaged in international cooperation and launched the largest global emergency humanitarian operation since the founding of the People's Republic of China, said the resolution.

This photo taken on May 27, 2020 shows a view of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. (LI XIN / XINHUA)

MIRACLE OF LONG-TERM STABILITY

Chinese people's lives have improved in all areas and the country's miracle of long-term social stability has continued, the resolution said.

Public participation in social governance is growing, and social governance is becoming smarter, more law-based, and more specialized since the 18th CPC National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), read the document, adding China has continued to develop a sound atmosphere in which people are able to live and work in peace and contentment and social stability and order prevail.

It noted the elimination of absolute poverty in China and the major strategic achievements in the fight against COVID-19. China is also taking steps to prevent and combat violence and terrorism, new types of cybercrime, and transnational crime, according to the resolution.  

RULE OF LAW CONSTANTLY IMPROVED

Solid progress has been made in advancing the rule of law in China, and the rule of law has played a greater role in consolidating foundations, ensuring stable expectations, and delivering long-term benefits, according to the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century, said the landmark resolution.

The Party's ability to lead and govern the country through law-based methods has been notably enhanced, it said.

MOST MAGNIFICENT CHAPTER IN HISTORY

The endeavors of the CPC and the people over the past century represent the most magnificent chapter in the millennia-long history of the Chinese nation, according to the document.

Since its founding in 1921, the CPC has remained true to its original aspiration and mission of seeking happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation, it said.

Staying committed to communist ideals and socialist convictions, it has united and led Chinese people of all ethnic groups in working tirelessly to achieve national independence and liberation, and then to make our country prosperous and strong and pursue a better life, according to the resolution on major achievements and historical experience of the Party over the past century.