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Vice President stresses socialism with Chinese characteristics, Party building


08:19, July 25, 2012

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping Tuesday called on officials and members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to enhance efforts to build socialism with Chinese characteristics and improve Party building.

Xi, who is also a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at the closing ceremony of a high-profile seminar attended by provincial and ministerial-level officials, ahead of the CPC's upcoming 18th National Congress.

Socialism with Chinese characteristics is "deeply rooted" in China, and it accords with the country's situation and has a strong vitality, Xi said, adding that it was well-proven by the huge achievements made by the country over the past 30-odd years.

"In contemporary China, only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China, benefit people and revitalize the nation," he said.

The CPC with more than 82 million members is set to lead the great cause of the socialism with Chinese characteristics in the world's largest developing country with a population of 1.3 billion, Xi said.

The CPC and the Chinese people will strive towards the goal of establishing a well-off society in all-around way and a prosperous, democratic, civilized, harmonious and modernized country, as well as the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, he said.

Xi said the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics is a developing undertaking which links the past and the future.

"We should adhere to the guidance of Deng Xiaoping's Theory and the important thought of the Three Represents, implemented the Scientific Outlook on Development, further emancipate the mind and firmly promote reform and opening-up," Xi said.

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