CPC opens 19th Na­tional Congress

China's Foreign Trade (English) - - Briefing -

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.

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