Loyalty to Marxism and Defence of Sovereignty

In celebration of 95 years of the Communist Party, Xi Jinping called to sustain economic development and be faithful to the four cardinal principles

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2016-07-02 | 17:20:25 EST
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BEIJING, July 1st.- The Communist Party of China (CPC) must adapt Marxist principles to the current reality in China and be innovative both in theory and in practice, said on Friday the secretary general of the CPC Central Committee, Xi Jinping, in the act for the 95 years of that political grouping that brings together 88 million members, reported Xinhua.

"The change of time and scope and depth of China's development are far beyond the imagination of the classic Marxist writers, Xi said at the ceremony at the Great Hall of the People.

Socialism practiced in China since a few decades ago and is still in its primary stage, Xi said, adding that with the development of the socialist cause will be new conditions and problems. Under these circumstances, "we must explore theoretical values and achieve continuous progress," he said.

Xi stressed that "our Party would lose its soul and address if deviating from or abandoning Marxism as the fundamental guiding theory for both the Party and the country."

The Chinese president also called on Party members to strengthen their belief in the ideals of communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics. Our socialism should not be evaluated by "people with preconceived opinions," but by the Chinese, based on the facts, he said.

The leader of the second world economic power urged his comrades to "remain faithful to the mission" undertaken by the CPC 95 years ago. "A person who wants to move forward should not forget the path. We must not forget what we have done and why we set out to do it, "said the statesman, who believes that" the members of the CPC and the Chinese people have full confidence in being able to offer a Chinese solution to the exploration by humanity of a better social system. "

Xi Jinping stressed adherence to the basic line of the Party, which advocates that economic development is the central task, while the four cardinal principles remain and reform and opening, "are a line towards the sustenance of the country and to happiness of the people "

The Four Cardinal Principles are to maintain the socialist path and ratify the people's democratic dictatorship, the leadership of the CPC and Marxism-Leninism and Mao Zedong’s Thought.

On the other hand, he warned that the world order should not be decided by one country or a few, but by a broad international agreement. "It is up to the peoples of all countries to decide through consultation which international order and global governance systems can benefit the world and the peoples of all nations," he argued before clarifying that his country will actively participate in the construction of the system of global governance and strive to provide Chinese wisdom to improve this

He said China does not seek hegemony in Asia, but will deal with all threats of a military nature against it. "China does not covet the interests of other nations, but is never going to give up our legitimate rights," said the president.

Translated by ESTI

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