Beijjng: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has called for deepening the self-reform of the Party in the new era.
Xi made the remarks while presiding over a group study session of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau.
He asked the whole Party to remain true to its original aspiration and keep its mission firmly in mind.
Xi noted that these are necessary to ensure the CPC’s long-term governance.
He also called for efforts to build the Party into a vibrant Marxist governing party that is always at the forefront of the times, enjoys the wholehearted support of the people, has the courage to reform itself and is able to withstand all tests.
Speaking at the group study session, Xi first extended his greetings to all Party members on behalf of the CPC Central Committee ahead of the 98th anniversary of the founding of the Party.
He asked members of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau to play an exemplary role in staying true to the Party’s founding mission.
Xi said the CPC has always regarded seeking happiness for the Chinese people and striving for national rejuvenation as its original aspiration and mission, adding that the Party has spared no efforts in pursuing these goals and has won the heartfelt and firm support from the people.
Noting various negative factors, dangers and challenges ahead, Xi said the Party’s self-reform is facing arduous and long-term tasks and not any thought of a pause or rest should be allowed.
He said the CPC has produced rich theoretic outcomes in the Party’s self-reform, such as firming up ideals and convictions, exercising rigorous governance over the Party and subjecting itself to the supervision of the people.
All these important experiences in self-reform must be fully used and further developed, Xi added.
The key to staying true to the Party’s founding mission is the consciousness to face up to problems and the courage to conduct self-examination, Xi said, calling for resolving prominent problems listed during the education campaign with thorough self-reform spirit.
He called for continuous efforts to purify Party members and build a high caliber team of officials who are loyal and clean and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Xi stressed that Party members and cadres, especially leading cadres, should have the courage to fight against behaviors that weaken the Party’s leadership, shake the Party’s governance foundation and violate the Party’s political discipline and rules.
He pointed out that leading cadres at all levels, senior cadres in particular, should take the lead in remaining true to the Party’s original aspiration and keeping its mission firmly in mind, in using the weapon of criticism and self-criticism and in upholding truth and correcting wrongs.