Prepare for challenges, Xi urges

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, speaks at a symposium for provincial and ministerial level officials held on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. MA ZHANCHENG / XINHUA

Xi: Strive for best results
? All Party members, especially Party leaders of all levels, should make an in-depth analysis and judgment of the current global and domestic situation, be prepared for risks, and take both achievements and challenges into consideration.
? After four decades of reform and opening-up, the country’s social development has been improved outstandingly, and the people’s desire for happy lives is stronger than ever.

Symposium readies Party leaders for vital 19th National Congress this year
President Xi Jinping urged senior officials to enhance crisis consciousness and be ready for risks and challenges as the Communist Party of China is preparing for its 19th National Congress.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Wednesday at a symposium attended by provincial- and ministerial-level officials on Wednesday and Thursday. The meeting was attended by all seven members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.

All Party members, especially Party leaders of all levels, should make an in-depth analysis and judgment of the current global and domestic situation, be prepared for risks, and take both achievements and challenges into consideration, Xi said, adding that the officials should anticipate the worst-case scenario, make full preparations and strive for best results.

The Party’s 19th National Congress, to be held later this year, will be an important congress held during a key period, Xi said, adding that the people’s fundamental interests are related to the congress.

Xi told senior officials to uphold the flag of socialism with Chinese characteristics; be confident in the Party’s path, theories, system and culture; and ensure the Party and government’s mission to develop in the correct direction.

The CPC should bring forward new methods, strategies and measures to meet the people’s demand for happy lives, he said.

Since its 18th National Congress held in November 2012, the CPC has answered the call of the people, put forward a series of important policies, resolved lots of long-existing problems and produced a large number of achievements, Xi said.

In the past five years, the Party has strengthened its leadership comprehensively, implemented new thoughts of development, comprehensively deepened reform, implemented the rule of law, enhanced ideological works, built a more beautiful country, modernized national defense and the army, practiced diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, and fought corruption in a strict manner, he added.

Xi pointed out that after four decades of reform and opening-up, the country’s social development has been improved outstandingly, and the people’s desire for happy lives is stronger than ever.