The world is undergoing momentous changes not seen in a century. The Covid-19 epidemic, the worst of its kind for a century, is both a crisis and a test.China has now passed the turning point in containing the virus, but globally the virus continues to spread.
Today, we are holding the 28th group study session of the Political Bureau and our focus is on the basic principles and methodology of Marxist political economy. The aim of this study session is to strengthen our understanding of the basic principles of Marxism.
After the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, I held symposiums in Yan'an, Guiyang, Yinchuan, and Taiyuan with a number of provincial-level Party committee secretaries in which we planned poverty alleviation according to specific topics.
Not long after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, on January 7, I set requirements for disease prevention and control while chairing a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee Political Bureau. On January 20, I made comments on a report on this work, pointing out that it is imperative to attach great importance to the outbreak.