Beijing, August 27 (Xinhua): The Communist Party of China (CPC), the world’s largest governing party, on Thursday issued a key publication, expounding its mission and contributions.
The two main messages China wishes to convey through the document are: 1. China will not opt for “robbing-the-rich-for-the-poor” approach and will allow some people to become well-off first, who will then inspire and help latecomers; 2. China does not seek to export its ideology, values or development model and that it rejects the claim that it is playing a dominant role in international affairs.
Titled “The CPC: Its Mission and Contributions,” the publication released by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee said achieving national rejuvenation is the historic mission of the CPC.
Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, said that in 100 years, the CPC has grown from a party with just over 50 members into the largest governing party in the world, with more than 95 million members. It is a party of major international standing and has governed the world’s largest socialist country for more than seven decades.
The document also said that Marxism is the single guiding ideology of the CPC.
These hundred years have seen the CPC fight on, guided by Marxism, and buttressed by firm convictions, an enterprising spirit, and unyielding determination, it said.
Zero Tolerance of Corruption
The CPC takes vigorous measures to maintain its members’ purity and advanced nature, the publication said.
Taking a zero-tolerance stance at its members’ misconducts, the CPC enforces its discipline with resolute measures, said Wang Jianxin, an official with the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC and the National Supervisory Commission. Notable progress has been achieved since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 when the Party took an even tougher fight against corruption and undesirable conduct.
The document quotes a survey of the National Bureau of Statistics, 95.8 percent of the Chinese people consider the CPC’s Party governance efforts very effective in 2020, up 16.5 percentage points from 2012.
The publication attributed the success to the Party’s robust leadership and its strong governance capability, and highlighted its strengths such as a strong Central Committee, sound guidelines and strategies, effective implementation of decisions and plans, pooling the efforts of all sectors, and fostering high-caliber Party officials. At Thursday’s press conference, Wang Xiaohui emphasized the Party’s leadership, saying that the CPC leadership system and its working mechanism are suited to China’s national conditions and have won the people’s support and demonstrated its high efficiency and strong advantage in practice.
The Party has led China to success in eradicating absolute poverty and attaining moderate prosperity. The country is now on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country, with common prosperity an important target.
Han Wenxiu, an official with the Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs, said common prosperity means affluence shared by everyone, both in material and cultural terms, but not egalitarianism.
Hard work is the fundamental pathway to common prosperity, Han said. “We allow some people to become well-off first, who then inspire and help the latecomers. We will not opt for a robbing-the-rich-for-the-poor approach,” Han said.
The Party has proposed building a global community of shared future, with the goal of creating an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security, and common prosperity, the document said.
“China never seeks to export its ideology, values or development model,” said Liu Jianchao, deputy director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, rejecting the unfounded claim that China is playing a dominant role in the international community and international affairs. Xu Yousheng, vice minister of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, said “China never interferes in other countries’ internal affairs
Liu said China gives due respect to people of other countries in pursuing development paths suited to their own national conditions based on their specific circumstances and sovereign rights, the document said.
“Looking ahead, the CPC will firmly walk down the path of peaceful development and stand on the right side of history and the progressive side of humanity,” he added.