Adapt­ing Marx­ism called cru­cial

Pres­i­dent Xi urges strong ef­forts to en­sure the­o­ries keep up with times

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE - By ZHANG YUNBI [email protected]­

Re­lent­less ef­forts should be made to adapt Marx­ism to China, to the era and to the pub­lic, Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, also gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, said on Fri­day.

Xi made the re­mark at the 43rd group study ses­sion of the mem­bers of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee.

The study ses­sion was held ahead of the 19th Na­tional Congress of the CPC, which will con­vene in Bei­jing on Oct 18. The congress is held ev­ery five years.

Jiang Hui, a se­nior re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of In­for­ma­tion Stud­ies of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, gave a lec­ture at the group study and of­fered his opin­ions.

Xi said that as a party up­hold­ing Marx­ism, the CPC should make sure its the­o­ries keep up with the times.

Drift­ing away from or be­tray­ing Marx­ism will lead to the Party’s losing its soul and di­rec­tion as it moves for­ward, Xi added.

Marx­ism is un­sur­passed in achiev­ing great heights and hav­ing a huge in­flu­ence, he said.

One of the keys to the Party’s suc­cess in con­quer­ing hard times and scor­ing new glo­ries is boost­ing the build­ing of the Party with thoughts and the­o­ries, Xi said.

The Party should bet­ter use Marx­ism to ob­serve, in­ter­pret and play a lead­ing role in the era, he added.

Since China has un­der­gone re­mark­able changes fol­low­ing its re­form and openingup, the Chi­nese are most qual­i­fied and ca­pa­ble of un­veil­ing the lessons and

nat­u­ral laws be­hind such changes and of mak­ing orig­i­nal con­tri­bu­tions to the de­vel­op­ment of Marx­ism, Xi said.

Party mem­bers should be self-con­scious about and con­fi­dent in the the­ory, fo­cus on what they do, lis­ten to what the peo­ple think, re­spond to ac­tual needs and fully sum up the prac­tices of so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics, Xi said.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Party should con­tinue im­prov­ing its ca­pa­bil­i­ties in an­a­lyz­ing and tack­ling is­sues by us­ing Marx­ism, and con­tinue strength­en­ing its ca­pa­bil­i­ties in ad­dress­ing ma­jor chal­lenges, risks, re­sis­tance and con­tra­dic­tions, he said.

The Party’s of­fi­cials, par­tic­u­larly those in se­nior ranks, should fully study the clas­sics of Marx­ism, as well as the Party the­o­ries of Mao Ze­dong Thought, Deng Xiaop­ing The­ory, The Thought of Three Rep­re­sents and the Sci­en­tific Out­look on De­vel­op­ment, as well as new ideas, thoughts and strate­gies re­gard­ing gov­er­nance by the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, Xi said.

Sun Zheng­cai ex­pelled

The for­mer sec­re­tary of the Chongqing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee

of the CPC, Sun Zheng­cai, has been ex­pelled from the Party and dis­missed from pub­lic of­fice for “se­ri­ous dis­ci­pline vi­o­la­tions”.

A meet­ing of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee re­viewed and ap­proved a re­port on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Sun and made the de­ci­sion on Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to ev­i­dence found by the au­thor­i­ties and tips from the pub­lic, the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee de­cided to re­move Sun from his po­si­tion as Chongqing Party chief on July 14.

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