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People's Daily hails victorious conclusion of CPC 17th National Congress
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The People's Daily, the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China, on Monday issues an editorial entitled "Advance courageously under the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics" and it detailed account are as follows:

The Communist Party of China (CPC) now embarks on a new journey to unite and lead the people of all ethnicities nationwide onto a new, protracted march proceeding from the new historic starting point with the victorious conclusion of its 17th National Congress.

The 17th CPC National Congress, a meeting of great significance at a period of vital importance during China's reform and opening to the outside world, approved a report Comrade Hu Jintao delivered on behalf of the CPC 16th Central Committee and the work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, deliberated and adopted the CPC's Amended Constitution, and elected a new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. So it was a congress of unity, victory and forward advance.

The Congress highly appraises Hu Jintao's report. The report, holding high the banner the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, conscientiously summing up the Party's work over the past five years since the 16th CPC National Congress and reviewing the great historical process and valuable experience of the reform and opening-up, has made all-round arrangements for the continuous advance of the reform, opening-up and modernization drive and the attainment of the lofty goal for building a relatively prosperous society.

Delegates to the Party Congress unanimously hold that the report depicts the grand blueprint for China's reform and development with a strategic thinking and forward eyesight. So this represent a political manifesto for the CPC to face up to modernization, the world and the future, and a Marxist programmatic document and an action program guiding the people of all ethnicities around China to win new victories in building a relatively prosperous society in an all-round way and opening up a new situation for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

The Congress highly evaluates the work of the 16th CPC Central Committee in the past five years. Since the Party's 16th National Congress, the CPC Central Committee with Hu Jintao as its general secretary, followed the guidance of Deng Xiaoping theory and the important thought of "Three Represents", formulated and implemented the Scientific Outlook on Development, promoted new, major achievements in the work of the Party and the state, opened up a new situation with the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics and created a new envisage with the signification of Marxism.

The theme of the just-closed 17th Party Congress is "to hold up the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, follow the guidance of Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thought of Three Represents, go on emancipating the mind, persist in the reform and opening-up, advance scientific development, promote social harmony, and strive to attain new victories for the all-round construction of a relatively prosperous society." This theme reflects the new development demand of the era and a new expectation of the people of all ethnicities nationwide and represents the historical contribution made by the Congress.

In the new historical era of reform and opening-up, the look of Chinese people, socialist China and CPC has undergone historic changes. Facts have eloquently proven the reform and opening to the outside world have decided the crucial choice of the destiny of contemporary China, and represents the only road for developing socialism with Chinese characteristics and rejuvenating the Chinese nation; only socialism can save China and only the reform and opening-up can develop China, develop socialism and develop Marxism.

In contemporary China, to persevere in taking the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics means a genuine adherence to socialism. The theoretical setup of socialism with Chinese characteristics upholds and develops Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong Thought and represents the latest outcome in the signification of Marxism, the most valuable political and ideological assets of the CPC and the common ideological basis for the people of all ethnicities around China in their united struggles. In contemporary China, adherence to this theoretical setup means genuinely adhering to Marxism.

The Scientific Outlook on Development is an inheritance and development of the important thought of the three generations of collective Party leaderships and represents the concentrated embodiment of the Marxist world outlook and methodology; it is precisely the scientific theory, which is in the same strain with Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong thought, Deng Xiaoping theory and the important thought of "Three Represents" and which has kept up with the times.

The Scientific Outlook on Development takes development as its essence, put people first as its core, the comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development as its basic requirement, and overall consideration as its fundamental approach. So it is essential to grasp its scientific connotations and spiritual essence and increase the awareness and firmness in implementing it and guiding social enthusiasm in development into the aspect of scientific development.

The next five years is a crucial period in the building of a better-off society in China, and it is essential to promote the "better and faster growth" of national economy, unswervingly develop the socialist democratic politics, spur the great development and prosperity of the nation's socialist culture and speed up social development with stresses to be laid on the improvement of people's livelihood, open up a new situation with the national defense and modernization of its army; it is essential to push forward the practice of "One Country, Two systems" and the great cause of the peaceful reunification of the motherland and persevere in taking the road of peaceful development.

Meanwhile, the CPC should also step up and press ahead its own building in an all-round way in a reforming and enterprising spirit and advance the new, great project for its own construction; it is essential to focus on the enhancement of the Party's governing capacity and advanced character; the CPC must handle Party affairs and be strict in Party disciples, and it should implement the principle of being pragmatic, honest, clean and upright; a faith-centered ideological building and organizational building should be stepped up to create the highly-competent Party members and officials.

At present, the primary political task placed before the CPC and the people of all ethnicities nationwide is to study and apply into practice the guidelines of the Party's 17th National Congress in a comprehensive way. The CPC members should be vigilant, guard against arrogance and rashness, work hard, study assiduously, increase their unity and surmount all hardships, and exert themselves with one heart and one mind to win new and still greater victories for the cause of Party and the people.

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