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‘Citizens’ prioritisation, self-reform, responsible for China’s development’

By Ngozi Egenuka
21 December 2021   |   2:39 am
The Consul General of China, Chu Maoming, has said the Communist Party of China (CPC) prioritisation and consideration for the Chinese people, self-reform and its strong leadership have been the major factors..

[FILES] Consul General of the People’s Republic of ChinChu Maoming

The Consul General of China, Chu Maoming, has said the Communist Party of China (CPC) prioritisation and consideration for the Chinese people, self-reform and its strong leadership have been the major factors for the growth and development of China.
The Consul General, said this has also helped the party, which recently celebrated its centenary in leading the Chinese people to realise remarkable achievements in revolution, reconstruction, and reform to position the country among the world powers.
He said this was made possible due to the resolution of the CPC Central Committee on the major achievements and historical experience of the party over the past century, which was recently adopted at the sixth plenary session of its 19th Central Committee.
Maoming, stated this in a statement while responding to questions on how the CPC had led China to become one of the world powers.

He said over the past century, the CPC has led the Chinese people through great endeavors in which it has made breakthroughs by pushing forward, becoming stronger by rising above setbacks, and improving itself by reflecting on its past in which it has accumulated valuable historical experience.
“The Party has in the people its roots, its lifeblood, and its source of strength. The people are the greatest source of confidence for the Party in governing and rejuvenating the country. No political consideration is more important than the people; no force is more powerful than justice. The Party’s greatest political strength is its close ties with the people, while the biggest potential danger it faces as a governing party is becoming distanced from them,” he said.
Maoming, said the strong leadership of the party is the fundamental reason why the Chinese people and nation have been able to transform their fate in modern times and achieved the great success the world sees today.
He said the party has always stayed grounded in China’s conditions and felt out a right path consistent with China’s realities, especially the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics. He said this is a sure path toward a better life for the people and the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. 
“ We must neither retrace our steps to the rigidity and isolation of the past, nor take a wrong turn by changing our nature and abandoning our system. As long as we follow the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics with unswerving commitment, we will be able to develop China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful,” he added.

The Consul General said the party has been cogitating on the future of humanity with a global vision, and has correctly understood and handled China’s relations with the rest of the world in the context of the general trend of human development, the grand scheme of things amid global changes, and the entire course of Chinese history. 

He said the party would keep to the path of peaceful development, developing its country by safeguarding world peace and contributing to world peace through the country’s development. 

Maoming, also revealed that the party’s ability to commit itself to self-reform is a hallmark that distinguishes it from other political parties. 
The spirit of self-reform underpins the Party’s ability to maintain its youthful vigor. The Party has emerged from one hundred years of vicissitudes with even greater vitality. The secret to this lies in the Party’s commitment to upholding truth and righting errors.

The Party is great not because it never makes mistakes, but because it always owns up to its errors, actively engages in criticism and self-criticism, and has the courage to confront problems and reform itself. 
“As long as we consistently remove all elements that would harm the Party’s advanced nature and integrity, and eliminate any viruses that would erode its health, we will be able to ensure that the Party preserves its essence, color, and character and see that it always serves as the strong leadership core in the course of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era,” the Consul General added.

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