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Xi Jinping Reiterates Adherence to Socialism With Chinese Characteristics
English.news.cn 2013-01-05, 19:35:21
BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2013 (Xinhua) --
Xi Jinping, the new leader of China's ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), on Saturday urged efforts to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics while alerting Party members of potential dangers and risks.
Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made the comments at the opening ceremony of a high-profile workshop attended by new CPC Central Committee members and alternate members elected at the 18th CPC National Congress in November last year.
Xi called for efforts to unswervingly uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, saying "which path to take decides the life of the Party" and it is the most important question that is related to the success or failure of the Party.
CPC members should always harbor the spirit of "cutting a road when (they) come to the hill, and building a bridge when (they) come across a river," Xi said, urging them to "forge ahead and explore boldly" along the path.
CPC members should deepen reform and opening up, make discoveries, innovations and progresses, he said.
He urged Party members to be brave in analyzing and responding to pressing problems that the public want solving and to promote innovation in practice, theory and institutional building.
Late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping put forward the concept of building socialism with Chinese characteristics 31 years ago.
Xi said China's cause to develop socialism can be divided into two stages by the watershed decision of starting the reform and opening-up in the late 1970s.
Although principles and policies as well as practice in the two stages were very different, they were not irrelevant nor contradicted with each other, he said.
Socialism with Chinese characteristics took shape after the country adopted reform and opening-up. However, it was also based on the socialist system established since 1949 and the following 20-plus years of socialist construction, he said.
People can not deny what was done before the reform and opening-up based on what happened after it and vice versa, he said.
"We should seek the truth from the facts and tell apart what is important and what is not," he said.
After China's late leader Deng Xiaoping set the basic principles for socialism with Chinese characteristics, the third generation of central collective leadership with Jiang Zemin at the core and the leadership with Hu Jintao as the general secretary left remarkable marks on the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, Xi said.
"Our generation's mission is to carry on this great work," he said. "As our cause moves forwards, new problems will emerge as well as risks and challenges. We will have to handle more unpredictable situations."
The CPC should be prepared for potential dangers and risks in times of peace, he said.
He also urged all CPC members to embrace the ideal of communism, believe in and practice socialism with Chinese characteristics.
A CPC member, especially a leading official, should serve the people with heart and soul, devote himself to hard work and perform his duties honestly, he said.
Xi also warned those who confuse, hesitate, indulge in luxuries, seek profits for themselves and shrink away from actions.
He said upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics was the theme of the report to the 18th CPC National Congress, which was delivered by Hu Jintao on Nov. 8.
"Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only route that must be taken to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, advance the socialist modernization and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," he said.
Li Keqiang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the workshop's opening ceremony. Li said Xi made a profound elaboration on major theoretical problems in today's China and urged all participants to study his speech and implement it.
Also present at the opening ceremony were other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, including Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.
Xi Jinping urges to develop socialism with Chinese characteristics
English.news.cn 2012-11-18 23:46:47
BEIJING, Nov. 18, 2012 (Xinhua) --
Members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee gathered on Saturday to study and exchange opinions on the spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress which concluded on Nov. 14.
The meeting was presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
In his speech at the meeting, Xi called for efforts to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics, as it is the theme of the report to the 18th CPC National Congress, which was delivered by Hu Jintao on Nov. 8.
Xi called on the whole Party to firmly adhere to this theme and better study, understand and implement the spirit of the 18th national congress.
"People both in and outside China are keeping a close eye on the first steps of the new leadership after the 18th CPC National Congress, and this meeting on the study and implementation of the congress spirit is our first step," Xi said.
He also called on Party organizations at all levels to conduct in-depth study and implementation of the congress spirit.
The report to the 18th CPC National Congress outlined a blueprint for China, under new circumstances, to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, advance the socialist modernization and win new victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics, Xi said.
The report serves as a political manifesto and an action guideline for the Party to unite and lead people of all ethnic groups in China to follow and walk the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and it also showed the way of work for the new CPC leadership, he said.
Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the underlying achievement gained by the Party and the people through long time of practices, and is the banner under which the Party and the people unite themselves, strive and win. This banner should be held high and adhered to in the country's efforts to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects, advance the socialist modernization and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, Xi said.
Xi also noted that socialism with Chinese characteristics should be regarded as an incorporation of socialist system, path and theories with Chinese characteristics.
Xi called on Party members to be fully aware of the basic reality is that China is still in the primary stage of socialism.
He told the Party members to keep in mind that the Party's overall approach is to promote economic development tuned together with political, cultural, social, and ecological progress, and that its general task is to improve the people's livelihoods, make the country more prosperous and achieve the great renewal of the Chinese nation.
He called for profound understanding of the requirements in winning the new victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Furthermore, Xi urged efforts to ensure that the CPC remains at the core of leadership in advancing the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics by firmly practicing the requirements in the Party construction, keeping the closest ties with the people, maintaining health of Party organs, as well as continuously improving the Party leadership and governance capacity and enhancing the Party's capability to combat corruption and moral degeneration and stand risks.
Xi called on all Party members to strengthen confidence and resolution in the cause of advancing socialism with Chinese characteristics and strive to fulfill tasks and missions of building the moderately prosperous society.
Other six members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of 18th CPC Central Committee attended the meeting and made speeches.
They said that the 18th CPC National Congress has displayed the resolute position of the Party to hold high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and the congress further called on the entire Party and the country to participate in the building of a moderately prosperous society.
Editor: Yang Lina
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