CPC approves ‘landmark decision’ upholding Xi as China’s supreme leader

Beijing, Nov. 11 (EFE).- The Communist Party of China (CPC) adopted Thursday a “landmark decision” marking the foundation of the absolute leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the helm of the country’s affairs.

The members of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC concluded its four-day meeting in Beijing, where it adopted a text laying the foundation for Xi’s third term, expected to be confirmed at the 20th National Congress in a year’s time.

The resolution, highlighting China’s new journey toward “socialist modernization” under Xi’s leadership, is the third to be approved by the CPC after 1945 under Mao Zedong, and 1981 when Deng Xiaoping formalized the beginning of a period of reform and opening.

According to a statement released by the state-owned Xinhua agency, the plenary decision was in favor of “resolutely upholding Comrade Xi Jinping’s core position” in the CPC.

The statement underlined China “starting a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects,” while also underling the importance of socialism for the country in achieving its goals.

The text also mentioned the increasing complexities of the international sphere and the arduous process of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this regard, the CPC stressed on the need to continue under the leadership of Xi and improve the country’s ability to respond to risks and challenges.

“The Party has led the people in bolstering self-confidence and self-reliance and in innovating on the basis of what has worked in the past, thereby bringing about great success for socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era,” the statement said.

“China’s economic strength, scientific and technological clout, and composite national strength have reached new heights. Our economy is now on a path of higher-quality development that is more efficient, equitable, sustainable, and secure,” it further said.

Among other things, the statement underlined that with China’s growing military clout, the “humiliating diplomacy” of the old had come to an end.

It also spoke about the party’s next step to launch new ideas for governance, new ideas and new strategies, aspects directly associated with Xi.

It also spoke of the supposedly successful anti-corruption drive led by Xi, and the strengthening of national security under him.

Regarding Taiwan, over which China claims sovereignty, the CPC reiterated there was no space for independence and criticized any attempt by external forces to interfere in its matters. EFE


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