BEIJING, October 22. /TASS/. The changes made to the Constitution of China’s Communist Party at its 20th CPC National Congress has intensified the role of Xi Jinping’s ideas about socialism with Chinese specific realities for a new era, according to the Congress’ resolution published on Saturday.
Xi Jinping’s ideas on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era were incorporated into the Party’s Constitution at the 19th CPC congress in 2017.
The resolution says that the Congress "unanimously agrees that the new developments in Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era since the Party's 19th National Congress should be incorporated into the Party Constitution, so as to better reflect the major contributions made by the Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core to advancing the Party’s theoretical, practical, and institutional innovations."
The resolution points out that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is "the Marxism of contemporary China and of the 21st century and embodies the best Chinese culture and ethos of this era."
Party and war on corruption
The Congress also approved adding the provision on the party’s "original aspiration and founding mission and its major achievements and historical experience over the past century (the Communist Party of China was founded in 1921) into the Party Constitution. Also, a statement "on carrying forward our fighting spirit and building up our fighting ability" was added to the document.
The amendments include statements "on constantly improving the system of Party regulations; on strengthening the principal and oversight responsibilities for full and rigorous Party self-governance; on making integrated efforts to ensure that officials do not have the audacity, opportunity, or desire to become corrupt."
Additionally, the Congress "agrees to add to the Party Constitution statements on the Party being the highest force for political leadership and on upholding and strengthening the overall leadership of the Party."
The current Constitution of the Communist Party of China was adopted in 1982. It was last amended at the 19th CPC National Congress in 2017. The 20th CPC National Congress was held in Beijing from October 16 to 22.