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Winning new victory in socialism with Chinese characteristics

(People's Daily Online)

08:04, November 12, 2012

Every time at the critical moment of historical development, the Communist Party of China (CPC) will clearly show the way for the future of the Party and state under the wisdom of the whole Party and people of all ethnic groups. Undertaking the expectations of hundreds of millions of Chinese people and shouldering the historical mission of carrying forward the cause pioneered by their predecessors and forging ahead into the future, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was convened in Beijing on Nov. 8, marking a new page of the course of struggles of the Party and state.

The convening of the 18th CPC National Congress is bound to have a significant and far-reaching impact on the Party to lead the people of all nationalities in the country to continue to build the well-off society in an all-round way, accelerate socialist modernization and open up new cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Since the 16th National Congress of the CPC, China has gone through extremely unusual stages in economic and social development. During the past 10 years, China's total economic output jumped from sixth place in the world to second place, the social productivity, economic strength and technological strength improved significantly, people's living standards and the levels of income and social security upturned greatly, and the comprehensive national strength, international competitiveness and international influence strengthened considerably. The achievements made in the 10 years demonstrated the superiority and vitality of socialism with Chinese characteristics, increased the sense of pride and cohesive force of Chinese people and Chinese nation, and laid a solid foundation for building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects.

Looking back upon the past 10 years, the key for China to make so outstanding historic achievements is that it was bold in putting things into practice and blazing theoretical innovation, and formed and implemented the "Scientific Outlook on Development," which provided guidance for building well-off society in an all-around way and accelerating the socialist modernization. The "Scientific Outlook on Development" explained major issues about what kind of development it should achieve under new situation and how to develop in the future. It is the latest achievement of the theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and powerful ideological weapon of guiding the work of the Party and country, opening up a new road for socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Experience show that socialism with Chinese characteristics is a banner to guide the development and progress of China, and the socialist road with Chinese characteristics is the only road to achieve modernization and great rejuvenation of the nation. On the road, China created a miracle of attracting the world attention and it will continue to forge valiantly ahead to explore broader development prospects.

History has proved that the Communist Party of China is the backbone of Chinese people, the mainstay of Chinese nation and the strong core of leadership to overcome all difficulties and obstacles. The key to achieve the modernization, well-off society and national rejuvenation lies in the Party. More than 2,200 Party representatives from across the country should have high sense of responsibility and historical mission and focus on the overall situation of the Party and state to carry forward democracy and speak their minds freely. Only in this way can the 18th National Congress of the CPC be written into the annuals of Chinese history.

Wish the 18th National Congress of the CPC a complete success!

Read the Chinese version: 夺取中国特色社会主义新胜利(社论); Source: People's Daily


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