BEIJING, Sept. 5 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday urged the people to keep to the socialist path, on the 60th anniversary of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's national's legislature.
While hailing the system of people's congresses as China's fundamental political system, Xi said "In new situations, we should hold high the banner of people's democracy, while adhering to and improving the system of people's congresses as required by the times."
"We should keep to the socialist path of political development with Chinese characteristics and continue to promote socialist democracy," he added.
China's socialist political system has proved itself feasible, efficient and has vitality because it was developed in the country's social soil, Xi said, adding that any system should be designed and developed according to a country's actual conditions and situations.
"China needs to draw lessons from the achievements of foreign politics, but the foundations of our system should absolutely not be given up," Xi said.
Copying another country's political system is not feasible and will even ruin the future and fate of China, he said.