CPC opens 19th National Congress
The Communist Party of China (CPC) ha s r ol led out the “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Charact e r ist ics for a New Era” and embarked on a journey to build a “great modern socialist count ry” as its 19th Nat iona l Congress opened.
Delivering a report at the opening session, Xi Jinping outlined a two-step approach to build China into a great modern socialist country after the completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020.
Hailing the historic achievements in reform, opening up, and socialist modernization in the past five years, Xi said socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era. “This is a new historic juncture in China’ s development.”
According to Xi’ s report, China will see that socialist modernization is basically realized from 2020 to 2035. From 2035 to the mid-21st century, China will be developed into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.
By then, China will become a global leader in terms of composite national strength and international inf luence. Common prosperity for everyone will be basically achieved, Xi told more than 2,200 delegates attending the country’ s most important political meeting in five years.
The two-step approach is an important component of the new Thought, a long-term guide to action that the Party must adhere to and develop.
The Thought builds on and further enriches Marxism-leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, and the Scientific Outlook on Development. It represents the latest achievement in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context, Xi said.