High-Profile Workshop Sets Tone for CPC National Congress

To Revive China, Xi Holds High Banner of Socialism With Chinese Characteristics

(Xinhua News Agency, July 27, 2017. Complete text:) Beijing - President Xi Jinping has called for upholding the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics on the road towards victory in building a well-off society and realizing the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a workshop for provincial and ministerial officials held from Wednesday [July 26] to Thursday in preparation for the 19th CPC National Congress.

Xi stressed firm confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, which he called "the theme of all the Party’s theories and practices" since the reform and opening up started nearly forty years ago.

The great achievements in socialism with Chinese characteristics do not only mean that socialism has taken on a strong vitality in China but has also expanded the pathway to modernization for developing countries around the world, he said.

The workshop was regarded as a significant meeting before the 19th CPC National Congress which will be held later this year. The congress will elect the leadership for another five-year term.

Xi encouraged Party members to put forward new thoughts, strategies and measures on the basis of the stages and features of China’s development as well as the people’s desire for a better life.

He also urged continuous efforts to adopt an overall approach to promote economic, political, cultural, social and ecological progress, as well as advance coordinated development of the "Four Comprehensives."

The Four Comprehensives refers to a complete four-pronged strategy that aims to comprehensively accomplish a moderately prosperous society, deepen reform, advance rule of law, and strengthen strict Party governance.

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