Xi asked all CPC members to “study CPC congress spirit, and adhere to and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era.”
“Members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee should regard the study and implementation of CPC congress spirit as their first Party course to improve their political and theoretical level, in order to better take the duties bestowed by the Party and the people,” Xi said.
Fully understanding of the spirit is the premise to implementing it, Xi said, urging members to stick to the Marxist standpoint and method, accord with China’s reality, follow the country’s development logic and improve confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
To study and implement the Party congress spirit, Xi stressed “comprehensively carrying out the work of the Party and the country by better understanding the integration, consistency, and coordination of strategic deployment of the Party and national undertaking.”
“Empty talk will lead the country astray, and hard work can rejuvenate the nation,” Xi said, urging solid implementation, saying if one-tenth of effort goes to planning, nine-tenths should go on implementation.
Members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee should take an exemplary role, work hard and make a difference in the divisions that they administer, Xi said.
Xi said that top officials should have a strong sense of responsibility and the ability to succeed.
In a related development, The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee had since 2012 “timely detected, decidedly handled, and resolutely eradicated” careerists and conspirators such as Zhou Yongkang, Sun Zhengcai and Ling Jihua, a report from the Party anti-graft body read.
It had defused “major political pitfalls” over the past five years, according to a work report of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
The report was submitted to the 19th CPC National Congress concluded earlier this week and published on Sunday.
In it, the CCDI said corruption is the biggest threat to the Party’s rule.
“Interest groups formed by intertwining political corruption and economic corruption have severely undermined political security of the Party and the country,” it read.
“Zhou Yongkang, Sun Zhengcai, Ling Jihua and others had seriously breached Party disciplines and political rules and, with ballooning political ambitions, resorted to conspiracy,” the report continued.
But the CPC Central Committee “timely detected, decidedly handled, and resolutely eradicated” these careerists and conspirators and defused “major political
The CCDI, for its own part, ascertained their corruption problems, properly handled all people involved, and eliminated their pernicious influences, it said.
It also deeply analyzed the cases of Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Guo Boxiong, Xu Caihou, Sun Zhengcai and Ling Jihua, among others, and asked the whole Party to learn from their mistakes in order to affirm the Party’s disciplines and protect the Party’s unity, it said.