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Xi Jinping's Important Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Training Session for Young and Middle-aged Cadres at the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC. (National Academy of Governance)

He stressed that young and middle-aged cadres should inherit the glorious traditions and fine conducts of the Party, and strive to build a successful career in the new journey and the new era.

On the morning of March 1st, the spring semester 2021 Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (National Academy of Governance) training session for young and middle-aged cadres was launched. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech at the opening ceremony, emphasizing that the Party’s glorious traditions and fine conducts are always the valuable spiritual assets that inspire us to move forward bravely. Young cadres are the successors of the Party and the state. Young cadres must be determined to inherit the glorious traditions and fine conducts of the Party, and constantly enhance the will power, perseverance, and self-control in order to build a successful career. Young cadres should strive to fully build a modern socialist China in the new era to live up to the expectations of our Party, people and times.

Wang Huning, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony.

On the morning of March 1st, the spring semester of 2021 Party School of the Central Committee of CPC (National Academy of Governance) training session for young and middle-aged cadres was launched. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered an important speech at the opening ceremony.(Xinhua / Wang Ye)

Xi said one of the most important reason that our Party has united and led the people to achieve great achievements in the new democratic revolution, socialist construction, and the reform and opening-up periods is that our Party has cultivated and adhered to a set of glorious traditions and fine conducts in long-term practice. These glorious traditions and fine conducts are the centralized embodiment of our Party’s nature and purpose, and they are a striking mark that distinguishes our Party from other political parties. To win the support of our people, the Party must carry forward these glorious traditions and fine conducts persistently.

Xi pointed out that the once-in-a-century major shift in the world landscape is picking up speed. China is in a critical period to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. We have won an overall victory in poverty alleviation, and made historical achievements in building a moderate prosperous society in all respects. We have smoothly started a new journey to build a modern socialist country, but at the same time, there are many difficulties and challenges on the way forward. The greater the risk, the more challenges; the heavier the task, the more important to strengthen the Party’s conduct of work. Thus, we can inspire the spirit, establish a wonderful image, and win the support of the people with fine conducts.

Xi stressed that the primary political quality of the Communists is loyalty to the Party. Our Party has experienced numerous hardships and tribulations since a long time. However, because of the loyalty of millions of Party members, nothing can defeat us. Loyalty to the Party means one must always be wholehearted and faithful to the Party, and never change his heart under any circumstances. Young cadres should take ancestors and martyrs as a mirror and the negative examples as a warning. They should constantly build a solid foundation for their faith and spirit, and enhance their ideological building, so as to be completely loyal to the Party with their firm ideals and convictions. We must consciously strengthen political experience, accept rigorous training in inner-party political activities, and constantly improve our political judgment, political comprehension, and political execution ability so that our political ability can match our responsibilities. We must be determined to share the worries of the Party, fulfill our responsibilities for the country, and dedicate ourselves to the people. We also must have the courage to face hardships, difficulties, burdens and risks and demonstrate our loyalty to the Party with practical actions.

Xi also pointed out that the history of our Party has repeatedly proved that the cause of the Party and the people can achieve constant victories only if the Party and its people adhere to the principle of combining theory with practice. Otherwise, the cause of the Party and the people will suffer losses and even suffer serious setbacks. The premise of the principle of combining theory with practice is to understand the theory and grasp the true meaning of the thought. Young cadres should study the basic principles of Marxism, especially the innovative theoretical achievements of the Party in the new era, and strive to master the theories and philosophies in it, so as to have better grasp of them. We must study the Party’s theoretical innovations in depth and in time, use scientific theories to optimize the ideological approach, solve intellectual confusion, and review our own ideological style and mental state and firmly establish the correct view of world, life, values, power, political achievements and career so that make our way of thinking and spiritual world better serve career development. We must insist on seeking truth from facts, and plan our career and work from the reality, so that the ideas, policies and programs can be in line with the actual situation, the objective laws, and the spirit of science. We also should work creatively to put the decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee into practice, adhere to do practical work and make practical achievements. We should not reach for what is beyond our grasp and detach from the reality. We must abstain from formalism and bureaucracy, and take the principle of being an honest person, telling the truth, and doing the honest things as a creed of life, so as to move far and steadily.

Xi said all the Chinese people are the source of our Party’s strength, the root and foundation of our Party. We must always place people in the highest place in our hearts and take people as center of our work. The cadres of the Party should insist on serving the people, treating themselves as ordinary people not as officials. In this regard, young cadres should think clearly from the beginning, and should bear in mind for life. Whether in life or in politics, the first ting young cadres should do is to be clear on the question of who we are, who we represent, and who we rely on, and constantly pursue the spirit of “I am ready to set aside my own interests in service of the people.” We have to take the people as teachers and be willing to be a student, especially to make more friends in grassroots who can tell us the real conditions, so that we know better the real situation and do a good job. We should also remember the original mission of our Party to seek happiness for the people and rejuvenation for the nation, always adhere to the original aspiration of the Party to serve the people wholeheartedly and try our best to solve the urgent, difficulty, worrying and expecting problems for people so that let people feel the senses of gain, happiness, and security in a more direct and real way.

Xi said that the fundamental driving force for the Communists to carry out self-criticism comes from the Party’s spirit and the spirit of being highly responsible for the cause of the Party and the people. Young cadres should be active in spotting their own weaknesses and shortcomings and constantly learn the Party’s theories, constitution, discipline, original aspiration and mission, and the arrangements and requirements of the Party Central Committee, so as to actively seek out and correct their own shortcomings and deficiencies bravely. With a strong sense of responsibility to the Party and the comrades, we must make bold criticism, help them discover their shortcomings and correct their mistakes, and unite them in marching forward together. We also should accept criticism with an open mind and sincerity and correct mistakes if we have made any and guard against them if we have not.

Xi stressed that daring to struggle is our Party’s distinctive character. Our Party relies on the struggle to get to where we are today, and we are bound to rely on struggle to win the future. In the new journey of building a modern socialist country, the risks and tests we are facing in the new development stage will not be less than in the past when we implement the new development concept and build a new development pattern. Young cadres should consciously strengthen the struggle experience, learn how to fight and grow in the struggle and strive to become brave persons who are good at fighting in the struggle. Young cadres should strengthen their will to fight, be indomitable and forge ahead, and never flinch from any setback or back down when they encounter difficulties. We should be good at fighting, be able to fight, improve our ability to see the essence through the phenomena, accurately recognize changes, scientifically adapt to changes, actively seek changes, observe opportunities, seek advantages and avoid disadvantages. We should strengthen strategic planning, grasp the overall trend and situation, grasp the principal contradiction and its main aspects, set priorities, arrange our forces in a scientific manner, and firmly grasp the initiative in our struggle. We should enhance the bottom line thinking and regularly conduct a comprehensive screening of risk factors. We also need to be good at learning from one case to another by drawing inferences from one case to another.

Xi also pointed that young cadres should inherit the spirit of working hard and work hard with an unrelenting attitude so as to make contributions to the Party and the country in the new journey and the new era. Frugality, simplicity and abstaining from extravagance are the heirloom of our Party. Today, although our living conditions have improved, we should never forget the spirit of hard work. We must adhere to the practice of frugality in self-cultivation and business development, persist in practicing strict economy and practicing thrift in all things. Young cadres should always be alert, cultivate a positive and healthy interest in life, resist hedonism, extravagance, and preserve the integrity of the political character of Communists.

Chen Xi hosted the opening ceremony of the training session, saying that through the in-depth study of Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the study of the history of the Party, the history of the People’s Republic of China, the history of reform and opening-up, the history of socialist development, the young cadres should have a deep understanding of the truth, practice and personality of the Party's innovative theories. We should constantly improve our political judgment, political comprehension, and political execution, and earnestly strengthen our political consciousness, ideological consciousness, and action consciousness in studying and carrying forward the Party’s glorious traditions and fine conduct of work. We should work tirelessly to build a modern socialist country in all respects and realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China with outstanding achievements.

Ding Xuexiang and Huang Kunming attended the opening ceremony.

The young and middle-aged cadres of the training session and the comrades of relevant central government departments attended the opening ceremony.