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Key plenum firmly upholds Xi Jinping’s core position

Jiang Jinquan, head of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, speaks at a press conference in Beijing, Nov 12, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Communist Party of China has established Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole and defined the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, according to a communique of the sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee that concluded Thursday.

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, according to the communique.

In firmly upholding and safeguarding General Secretary Xi's core position, the Party has its decision-maker, the people have their mainstay, and the giant 'rejuvenation' ship of the Chinese nation has its helmsman.

Jiang Jinquan, head of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee

"This is the call of the times, the choice of history, and the common aspiration of the people," said Jiang Jinquan, head of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, on Friday at a CPC Central Committee press conference on the plenary session.

FULL TEXT: Communique of the Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee

"In firmly upholding and safeguarding General Secretary Xi's core position, the Party has its decision-maker, the people have their mainstay, and the giant 'rejuvenation' ship of the Chinese nation has its helmsman," he said. "And in the face of rough waves, we will be able to 'stay on the fishing boat despite the wind and waves'."

Defining the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era ensures the Party can keep moving forward in the right direction in spite of the complex condition featuring deep evolution and interaction between the overall strategy of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the profound changes in the world unseen in a century, Jiang said,

It ensures the Party can abide by the law of development, make sound plans for the development of the cause, meet difficulties head-on, and lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in opening bright prospects of national rejuvenation, Jiang said.  

This Nov 12, 2021 photo shows Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, at a press conference. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Speaking at the same press conference, another official said the just-concluded sixth plenary session has demonstrated a high degree of political awareness of the Party and its confidence and commitment.

The plenum, which was convened at a critical historical juncture, is of great historical significance, said Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

The plenum, which was convened at a critical historical juncture, is of great historical significance, said Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy director of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, at a press conference

The high-profile meeting, held in Beijing from Nov 8 to 11, has adopted a landmark resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors.

In the context of the Party's centenary, to convene the session and to review the Party's major achievements and historical experience over the past century is a solemn historic and strategic decision of the CPC Central Committee, Wang said.

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This has demonstrated a high degree of political awareness of the Party in valuing and making good use of the laws of history, Wang said, adding that it also revealed the Party's confidence and commitment in staying true to its original aspiration to further advance its cause.

Wang said the resolution adopted at the session reveals "why we were successful in the past and how we can continue to succeed in the future."

Wang added the elaboration on Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is a prominent highlight and major contribution of the landmark resolution adopted at the plenary session.

The resolution has further elaborated on the core contents of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era on the basis of the explanation of the thought in the report of the 19th CPC National Congress.

The resolution also summarized the achievements made by the Party and the nation in the new era in 13 areas, especially highlighting the original concepts and ideas, said Wang.  

Another official said at the press conference that the experience accumulated by the CPC over the past century features its commitment in 10 aspects.

These include 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, said Qu Qingshan, head of the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee.

The 10 aspects reveal the fundamental guarantee for the successes of the cause of the Party and the people, the source of strength for the Party to remain invincible, and the essential means for the Party to retain its advanced nature and purity and always stay at the forefront of the times, Qu added.