Introduction to an Article on High-Quality Development of the United Front Work
An article on the Party's united front work in the new era by the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee was published on Issue NO. 2, 2024, Qiushi Journal. This article elaborates on how to promote high-quality development of the united front work in the new era under the guidance of the CPC's new theoretical innovations.
The article points out that the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core has planned and advanced the united front work in an overall and strategic manner since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 and thus opened a new chapter in this aspect in the new era.
General Secretary Xi Jinping summarizes the thought on the Party's united front work into 12 aspects which can be found in the first article of this issue:
-- The important role of the united front should be given full play;
-- Efforts should be done to pool support and strength;
-- Efforts should be done to balance commonality and diversity;
-- China's new type of political party system should be upheld, developed and improved;
-- The Party's work on ethnic affairs should focus on forging a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation;
-- The principle that religions in China must be Chinese in orientation should be upheld;
-- Better work should be done to unite intellectuals who are not Party members and people from emerging social groups;
-- Efforts should be made to facilitate the healthy development of the non-public sector and those working in it;
-- United front work in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan and among overseas Chinese should be improved to rally support;
-- The ranks of non-Party representative figures should be strengthened;
-- The laws underlying the united front work should be better understood;
-- The Party's overall leadership over the united front work should be enhanced.
The “12 Shoulds” is a logical, interconnected theoretical system. It has defined the importance of the united front work in the cause of the Party and the state in consideration of both domestic and international situations, as well as its essential requirements and basic guidelines. In addition, it has listed the tasks and priorities of the united front work and provided new insights for the development of Marxist theories of the united front in adherence to the overarching aim of the united front work in the new era.
The article also highlights the imperative of implementing the Xi Jinping thought on the Party's united front work in the new era. It believes that only by combing learning and doing and integrating knowledge and action, can we achieve real results in reaching consensus and enhancing cohesiveness, thus promoting high-quality development of the united front work in the new era.
Editor: Yi Xiaowei