Flags in Tian’anmen Square and atop the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Photo: Xinhua)
It was proposed to convene the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Oct. 16, after the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee met on Tuesday to discuss relevant issues. Chinese experts said the timing proves that the preparations for convening the congress have been successful despite impacts such as the COVID-19 outbreak, and that this important event will attract global attention as it will feature the CCP’s roadmap for the next five years, a key period for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held a meeting on the preparatory work for the seventh plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and the 20th CPC National Congress on Tuesday. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The meeting decided that the seventh plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee will be convened on Oct. 9 in Beijing. The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee will propose to the plenary session that the 20th CPC National Congress be convened on October 16 in Beijing.
It was emphasized at the meeting that the 20th National Congress of the CPC is a congress of great importance that must be convened at a crucial time when the whole Party and the whole nation are embarking on a new journey towards building a modern socialist country in all respects, and making progress towards the goal of the second centenary, Xinhua reported.
The congress will carry high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, uphold Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Three Representations Theory and the Scientific View of Development, and fully implement the thought of Xi Jinping on socialism with the Chinese. Characteristics of a new era.
The congress will take stock of the Party’s work over the past five years, as well as the major achievements and valuable experience of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its center to unite and lead the whole Party. and Chinese people of all ethnic groups to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.
The fact that the congress is convened on October 16 in Beijing indicates that the preparatory work has been carried out in an orderly manner and that the congress will be held successfully, said Zhang Shuhua, director of the Institute of Political Science of the Chinese Academy. of social sciences, told the Global Times on Tuesday.
The next five years will be a key period for the CPC to embark on a new century-long journey after its 100th founding anniversary in 2021, and China’s development, reform and opening up will also embrace new changes and encounter new challenges, so the congress will be a milestone that connects the achievements of the past and the goals of the future, according to analysts.
The congress is of great significance at a time when China is marching towards the second centenary goal of making China a great modern socialist country in all respects. Many plans for the country’s future development are likely to be clarified at the congress, Yang Xuedong, a political science professor at Tsinghua University, said Monday.
next 5 years, a key period
The congress will thoroughly consider international and domestic situations, thoroughly grasp the new requirements for the development of the cause of the Party and the country on the new journey in the new era, as well as the people’s new expectations, Xinhua reported.
The significance of the 20th CPC National Congress is to lay out the plan for the next five years, which is a key period as the world undergoes profound changes, and also a key period for China’s internal development and continued pursuit. reforms, thus establishing the political framework and organizational foundations are extremely important for the overall construction of a modern socialist country, Zhang said.
This period is essential for China to stay in the right direction under the strong leadership of the CCP in an increasingly complicated and difficult international environment, as the uncertainties brought by challenges such as the COVID-19 epidemic and the strategic repression launched by the United States continued. threaten China’s development and security in recent years, analysts said.
Strong and consistent leadership is the foundation of our political stability amid the great power rivalry launched by the United States, as well as the basis for ensuring that the country overcomes all obstacles, Zhang noted.
For the international community, the world will see how the CPC will continue to promote better global governance and safeguard global peace and stability, Yang said.
The congress will formulate action plans and major policies, mobilize all Party members and people of all ethnic groups across the country to firm up trust in history, strengthen historical initiative, innovate on the basis of of what has been done and courageously move forward, according to Xinhua.
All Party members and people of all ethnic groups across the country will be mobilized to continue pushing forward the Five-Sphere Integrated Plan and the Four-Pronged Comprehensive Strategy in a coordinated manner, advancing common prosperity for all, advancing the Party’s grand new project to build and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, Xinhua reported.
As the world experiences great changes not seen in a century, Congress will make important decisions and may also adjust existing policies, especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, which has brought great uncertainties. to the global economy and international order, Yang said.
All Party members and people of all ethnic groups across the country will be mobilized to work together to make China a modern socialist country in all respects and push forward the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts. A new CPC Central Committee and a new CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection will be elected at the congress. All preparatory work for the congress is going smoothly and the preparations should be continued seriously to ensure a successful congress, according to the meeting, Xinhua reported.