November 21, 2021

CPC Looks Ahead to Next Century of Progress for China

A KEY Party meeting has adopted a landmark resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Communist Party of China's endeavors in the 100 years of its glorious journey, urging all Party members to stay true to the Party's founding mission to better uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

The four-day sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which ended on November11, in Beijing, also adopted a resolution on convening the 20th CPC National Congress in the second half of next year in Beijing.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a work report at the meeting on behalf of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. He also explained the draft of the resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the CPC's 100 years of endeavors.

Reflecting on the major achievements and historical experience of the Party is essential in embarking on the new journey of comprehensively building China into a modern socialist country and upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, said a communique released after the meeting.

It is also important to advance the Party's self-reform, improve its ability to cope with risks and challenges, always maintain its vigour and vitality and continue to unite and lead all of the Chinese people to strive to realise the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation, the communique said.

All Party members should fully understand from the CPC's 100 years of endeavors why it was successful in the past and how it can continue to succeed in the future, the communique added.

The participants in the meeting reflected on the great achievements the Party has made in the country's new-democratic revolution, socialist revolution and construction, reform and opening-up as well as socialist modernisation process, saying that the endeavors of the Party and the people over the past century represent the most magnificent chapter in the millennia-long history of the Chinese nation.

During the meeting, the participants hailed what the Party has achieved since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 in the fields of Party building, economic growth, reform and opening-up, ecological conservation, cultural and social progress, national defense and foreign affairs, as well as in promoting law-based governance, safeguarding national security and upholding the policy of "one country, two systems" and advancing national reunification.

"We uphold the one-China principle and the 1992 Consensus. We firmly oppose separatist activities seeking 'Taiwan independence'. We firmly oppose foreign interference. We have maintained the initiative and ability to steer cross-Straits relations," the communique said.

The meeting required all Party members to "have a precise grasp of historical trends, stand firm in our ideals and convictions, and stay true to our Party's founding mission", guard against arrogance and rashness, not be intimidated by any risks or led astray by any distractions, and avoid making catastrophic mistakes on fundamental issues.

In the new development stage, efforts should be made to apply the new development philosophy, foster a new development paradigm and promote high-quality development, said the communique.

While underlining the importance of deepening reform and expanding opening-up across the board, the participants in the meeting stressed the need to promote common prosperity for all, and build up the country's strength in science and technology.

"We should develop whole-process people's democracy and ensure it is the people who run the country," the communique said. "We need to balance development and security imperatives, move faster to modernise national defense and the armed forces, and take well-coordinated steps toward making our people prosperous, our nation strong, and our country beautiful."

Highlighting the importance of continuing to advance the great project of Party building in the new era through exercising full and rigorous self-governance, the meeting asked all Party members to remain committed to improving their conduct, upholding their integrity and combating corruption.

"The entire Party must forever maintain close ties with the people and act in line with the people-centered philosophy of development, so as to better realise, safeguard, and advance the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people," the communique said.

A total of 197 members and 151 alternate members of the CPC Central Committee attended the meeting. Members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and leading officials of other relevant departments, some grassroots representatives who were delegates to the 19th CPC National Congress, along with experts and scholars, attended the meeting in a non-voting capacity.

(Excerpted from Xinhua)