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Friday, July 1, 2016, 17:24

Xi tells CPC to 'stay true to mission'

By Xinhua

Xi tells CPC to 'stay true to mission'
Leaders come together to celebrate the 95 anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 1, 2016. (Photo / Xinhua)
BEIJING - Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday called on his comrades to "stay true to the mission" taken up by the CPC 95 years ago.

"One who wants to stride ahead should not forget the path that was trodden. No matter how far we will travel and to whatever bright future, we should not forget what we have done and why we set out to do it," said Xi, at a rally marking the 95th founding anniversary of the CPC in Beijing.

He called on CPC members to "uphold the fighting spirit" of the Party's founding members and their commitment to the people.

'Rooted in people'

The CPC's power comes from the public, so "their enthusiasm, initiative and creativity must be brought into full play," Xi said.

The CPC stands with the people, which is a fundamental political stand of the CPC and a salient feature distinguishing Marxist political parties from other political parties, Xi told a rally in Beijing marking the CPC's 95th founding anniversary.

The Party should value the people, serve them and safeguard their interests in order to "maintain the sustaining power source," he said.

The general secretary stressed the need to improve people's livelihoods and win the fight against poverty, calling for making more fruits of reform and development fairly benefit everyone.

Xi also said the party will attract more people, including talent from abroad and from outside the Party, to participate in the cause of the Party and the people.

Marxism

The Communist Party of China (CPC) should adapt Marxist principles to the current realities in China, and be innovative both in theory and practice, said Xi.

"Marxism is never the end of truth. It opens a path toward truth," Xi said at a rally marking the 95th founding anniversary of the CPC.

Xi stressed the Party's continued devotion to Marxism. "Deviating from or abandoning Marxism, which is the fundamental guiding theory for both the Party and the country, our Party would lose its soul and direction," he said.

Socialism with Chinese characteristics

Socialism with Chinese characteristics should be evaluated not by "people with tainted glasses," but by the Chinese, based on facts, said Xi.

"CPC members and the Chinese people are fully confident of providing a Chinese solution to mankind's exploration of better social systems," said Xi on Friday at a rally marking the 95th founding anniversary of the CPC.

The whole Party should strengthen confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he said.

He demanded Party members to become more aware of the need to uphold political integrity, keep in mind the bigger picture, follow the CPC as the core of the Chinese leadership, and act consistently with CPC Central Committee policy.

Citing an ancient Chinese saying which goes "If we can not behave ourselves, how can we ask others to be honest?" Xi demanded an upright Party work style and urged to carry forward the fine tradition of the Party.

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