CPC Unites Around Xi as 'Core'

CPC Central Committee With Xi as ‘Core’ Leads China to Centenary Goals

(Xinhua News Agency, Oct. 27, 2016. Complete text:) Beijing - The Communist Party of China (CPC) has called on all its members to "closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core," a call to action that many observers believe will give the country the impetus to realize its two centenary goals.

The call was included in a communique released Thursday [Oct. 27] after the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, which was held from Monday to Thursday.

Party members were told to resolutely safeguard the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its central, unified leadership while pushing forward the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party.

That "the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core" was officially put forward at the meeting is "where the fundamental interests of the Party and state lie," said Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the CPC Central Committee’s Publicity Department.

It is also a fundamental guarantee for the adherence to and strengthening of the CPC leadership, Liu said after the meeting.

The strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core is vital to China’s targets to build an "all-round moderately prosperous society" for the CPC’s centennial in 2021, and for it to become a "modern socialist country" in time for the PRC’s centennial in 2049, said Liu Dongchao, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Governance.

The meeting approved two documents on the discipline of the Party, including the norms of political life within the Party under the new situation and a regulation on intra-Party supervision.

Liu Dongchao called the two documents "a perfection of the CPC’s governance ...

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