Xi urges all par­ties to work to­ward so­cial­ist goals

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE - By AN BAIJIE an­bai­[email protected]­nadaily.com.cn

Xi Jin­ping, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, called on the coun­try’s non-Com­mu­nist par­ties to make new con­tri­bu­tions to securing the vic­tory of build­ing a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects and fight­ing poverty on Tues­day.

Xi, who is also Chi­nese pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion, made the re­marks while at­tend­ing a gath­er­ing to ex­tend Lu­nar New Year greet­ings to peo­ple from non-Com­mu­nist par­ties, the All-China Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­try and Com­merce, and those with­out party af­fil­i­a­tion.

Af­ter lis­ten­ing to a speech by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the non-Com­mu­nist par­ties, Xi ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the con­tri­bu­tions made by nonCom­mu­nist par­ties last year.

The non-Com­mu­nist par­ties have main­tained the author­ity of the CPC and fol­lowed its cen­tral­ized and uni­fied lead­er­ship in the past year, Xi said, adding that they had launched a the­matic ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign on re­main­ing true to their orig­i­nal as­pi­ra­tion and put for­ward im­por­tant suggestion­s on the CPC’s gover­nance.

Xi spoke highly of the poverty al­le­vi­a­tion ef­forts made by the non-Com­mu­nist par­ties last year, say­ing that th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties are im­por­tant in the ful­fill­ment of the coun­try’s poverty re­duc­tion goal.

Not­ing that this year is a de­ci­sive one in securing the vic­tory of build­ing a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects and fight­ing poverty,

Xi said that the non-Com­mu­nist par­ties should make fur­ther ef­forts to achieve th­ese goals.

The sys­tem of CPC-led mul­ti­party co­op­er­a­tion and po­lit­i­cal con­sul­ta­tion is a new type of po­lit­i­cal party sys­tem orig­i­nated in China, Xi said, adding that the sys­tem has played a spe­cial role in achiev­ing con­sen­sus, im­prov­ing de­ci­sion-making, co­or­di­nat­ing re­la­tions and main­tain­ing sta­bil­ity.

Xi said that he hoped the non-Com­mu­nist par­ties would im­ple­ment the spirit of the Fourth Ple­nary Ses­sion of the 19th CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and called on their mem­bers to fol­low the CPC’s lead­er­ship and up­hold so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

Xi pointed out that the wis­dom and strength of all Chi­nese peo­ple in­clud­ing peo­ple from non-Com­mu­nist par­ties, the All-China Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­try and Com­merce, and those with­out party af­fil­i­a­tion are needed to build a mod­er­ately pros­per­ous so­ci­ety in all re­spects.

Xi told them to fo­cus on the CPC’s plans, make in­ves­ti­ga­tions on th­ese goals, raise suggestion­s based on facts, and be good ad­vis­ers to the CPC.

Not­ing that the CPC is making con­sis­tent ef­forts to build it­self up, Xi said that the non-Com­mu­nist par­ties should also build them­selves up con­sis­tently and make new con­tri­bu­tions to pro­mote the mod­ern­iza­tion of the coun­try’s sys­tem and ca­pac­ity for gover­nance.

The All-China Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­try and Com­merce should speed up its re­forms and pro­mote the healthy de­vel­op­ment of nonpublic busi­nesses, Xi said.

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