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Introduction to an Article on Improving High-Quality Development of the CPPCC

By Qiu Wen Source: Updated: 2024-03-20

An article by the CPC Leadership Group for the Working Bodies of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was published in this year's fifth issue of Qiushi Journal. It stresses the need to thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping thought on strengthening and improving the work of the CPPCC and promote high-quality development of the CPPCC.

The article points out that since the 18th CPC National Congress, the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core has attached great importance to the development of the CPPCC. In a series of speeches and statements on this issue, Xi has provided well-founded answers to issues of great theoretical and practical importance concerning the work of the CPPCC, and developed Xi Jinping thought on strengthening and improving the work of the CPPCC. This thought is an integral part of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, which has established fundamental principles for next steps of the CPPCC.

The CPC's leadership is the most essential feature and the greatest strength of China's socialist system. As political institutions, the CPPCC committees should take a clear political stand and adhere to the CPC's leadership in their planning, functioning, and self-development.

Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is the latest achievement in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context and the needs of the times as well as a guiding ideology that the Party and the country must uphold in the long term. We must make this thought a general principle for the work of the CPPCC, ensuring political parties, people's organizations, and people from all walks of life and all ethnic groups involved in the CPPCC have political resolve as well as theoretical clarity.

Socialist consultative democracy is a unique form and advantage of socialist democracy, which embodies the CPC's mass line in the political field.

We must focus on the main task of offering suggestions and support for advancing Chinese modernization in performing our work. By keeping an eye on issues of vital importance to the country and public concerns, we will make inspections, do surveys, and submit proposals reflecting social conditions and public sentiment, so as to ensure the CPPCC plays a better role in the deliberation of state affairs.

The united front is an effective instrument for rallying the people's support and pooling their strength. As an organization in the united front, the CPPCC should uphold the integration of uniformity and diversity, and exert its strength in diverse makeup, broad reach, and strong representativeness. In this way, it will help to translate national policies into an ideological consensus and behavioral awareness of CPPCC members and the public.

The article emphasizes that the question of institutions has implications for the foundations, the big picture, the stability, and the longevity of the development of the Party and country's cause. In this sense, we must define the overall framework and key tasks for the CPPCC's work on the basis of the Constitution and relevant policies. We should accelerate the formation of a comprehensive, systematic, standardized and well-functioning working system to ensure the CPPCC performs its duties in a more standardized and rigorous manner at various stages.

Editor: Yi Xiaowei