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CPC & modern socialist movement in new era


XI Jinping XI Jinping

We very keenly observe that the Sixth plenary session holds great significance as the CPC embarks on a new journey toward building a modern socialist country in all respects. It is sticking to peaceful development based on a win-win cooperation with advances in building of a community of shared future for mankind in togetherness with all the countries. The meeting was indeed of high importance and carried great political significance both for the party and the country. At the session, it was highlighted that the Party had traversed a glorious past encompassing the last hundred years. Since its founding in 1921, the Party strove hard with its mission to ensure happiness among the Chinese people and rejuvenate the Chinese nation. The CPC has very well achieved its first Centenary Goal, and now has embarked on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects in materialization of its Second Centenary Goal. The plenum has also summarized the experiences, or the key points as to how the CPC, generation after generation, can continue its march in the right direction, to overcome challenges, and effectuate effective self-corrections. The achievement of the CPC-led China can be called a miracle, and such an experience is outstandingly the only one in the world. No one could teach the Chinese-how to combine Marxism with Chinese practices. The formation, dissemination, and extension of China's path is an originally made epic in the human political history.

The Plenary Session focusing on the CPC leadership has reviewed the party's major achievements and historical experiences over the past century. According to our understanding, the plenum is a milestone meeting not only for the history of the CPC and the People's Republic of China, but also an officially set-out new historical journey in the country's  great rejuvenation. With those perspectives - the Chinese leadership has cultivated the following vital aspects that have been accumulated over the last 100 years:

1. Starting a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects in the historical context of the Party's centenary.

2. Upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

3. Enhancing our consciousness -regarding need for maintenance of political integrity, imagining pictures on wider canvas, following the leadership core, and keeping alignment with the central Party leadership.

4. Enhancing confidence of the Chinese in the pathway, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

5. Resolutely upholding Comrade Xi Jinping's core position in the Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and upholding Central Committee' authority and its centralized and unified leadership to ensure that all Party members act in unison.

6. Advancing the Party's self-reform, building our fighting strength, strengthening our capacity for responding to risks and challenges, and maintaining our vigor and vitality.

7. Uniting and leading the people in making continued efforts to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Those purposes reflect the determination of the Chinese leadership for sustaining its development of socialism from generation to generation with Chinese characteristics which is the CPC's founding mission. By this way continued success of socialism will acquire sustenance in the future also.

The Chinese leadership has correctly put stress on upholding and developing Marxism in light of new practices and features of the time, and effectively answered a series of basic questions regarding socialism with Chinese characteristics that include development path, stages of development, fundamental tasks, development drivers, development strategies, political guarantee, national reunification, diplomacy and international strategy, leadership, and forces to repose reliance on, and thereby forming the theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics and achieving a new breakthrough in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context. Moreover, the Chinese leadership has provided sound answers to a series of basic questions on building socialism with Chinese characteristics and formulated a development strategy for basically achieving socialist modernization by 2049. In the 19th congress, the Chinese leadership had developed the Marxism and new ideas about socialist ideology, party building and strategy of governance in the context of present Chinese society and contemporary world order, in an innovative Marxist way known as Comrade Xi Jinping Thought.

As a result, the CPC is equipped with the XI Jinping Thought to lead the Chinese as well as the people of the world to ensure victory over the rapidly changing political environment of the contemporary world. Xi's thoughts have not only inspired political changes but also have captured worldwide attention. These Thoughts reflect Comrade Xi's political wisdom and acumen which continue to illuminate China and pave the most suitable road for the future development of mankind, thereby making a strong and positive contribution to the progressive development in the world. In this process the socialist movement in the world will acquire a new momentum that will lead to ease the tensions and conflicting situations that exist now. So, Xi Jiping's thought will create positive impact locally and internationally. His thought is the localized form of Marxism which is a fully tested vital force reinforcing proof of scientific truth. Its people-centric ideological dimension and practical nature have fully been implemented; and in tandem with that its open-ended nature and contemporary relevance have as well been perfectly demonstrated. The 'Thoughts' thoroughly explain, why China has not only become strong but also has turned itself a success story for the future generations. So, in the sixth plenary session the Chinese leadership has correctly adopted a historical resolution in the party's history, putting Chinese President Xi Jinping on par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, Communist China's 'immortal' leaders. The document says that Xi Jinping's 'Thought' embodies the best of Chinese culture and modern spirits. His role is even greater because he has evinced great deal of ability to solve and tackle difficult and formidable issues that his predecessors had failed to address.

In the plenary session, successful efforts that were also praised include among others -- ensuring balanced economic growth while pandemic was on going; reducing poverty, pushing the technological autonomy, and enhancing military modernization. Comrade Xi has also taken a bold initiative on a major areas for building Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Route. The Belt and Road Initiative upholds the Silk Road of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning, and common benefits. These ideas will help making endeavour amid profound global changes, and turn crises into opportunities overcoming complex situations on the international socio-political stages. We have been convinced that for his excellent deeds and intellectual outstanding Comrade Xi  deserves the status of being an undisputed leader, and that may come true much sooner than expected for his success particularly in managing and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic.

The outcome of the plenary session was to describe Xi's terms in the office as President as unprecedented. Moreover, in the plenary session, the Chinese leadership accepted Comrade Xi as the new helmsman who would lead the country with better governance for transforming it into a modern Socialist China.

 

Comrade Dilip Barua: General Secretary, Communist Party of Bangladesh (M-L) and Former Minister of  the Bangladesh Government  (2009-2013). 22-11-2021

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