CPC releases key publication on its mission, contributions
Updated 13:46, 26-Aug-2021

The document, titled “The CPC: Its Mission and Contributions,” stressed that over the past hundred years, all the struggles, sacrifices and efforts made by the CPC and the Chinese people under its leadership have targeted on one goal – the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

It also pointed out that the CPC is dedicated to the people and always puts their interests first. It said the CPC follows the underlying trends of social development and respects the people’s principal role in making history.

The CPC pursues the lofty goal of working for the well-being of the Chinese people, and it does everything in the interests of the people, the document said.

Serving the people wholeheartedly

Regarding serving the people as its abiding mission, the Party serves as the vanguard of China’s working class, the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, the publication highlighted. It noted that “of the people, by the people, for the people” is what has guided the CPC from victory to victory over the past century.

It said that over the past century, through all the changes in the domestic and international environments, both in good times and bad, the CPC put people first. It has never wavered in fulfilling this commitment.

After China was struck by COVID-19 epidemic, the CPC and the Chinese government responded swiftly, putting people’s lives before all else, organizing massive nucleic acid testing and inoculation, making every effort to identify every case of infection, and doing everything possible to save patients and protect people’s health, the document said.

“The Party and the people work together and share weal and woe, and there is an inseparable bond between them. No attempt to sever that bond will ever succeed, and any attempt to shake the people’s faith in the Party’s leadership is doomed to fail,” said the document.

Striving for realization of ideals

According to the publication, the CPC has been working tirelessly to realize its ideals and never gave up on the struggle despite hardships, existential trials and bitter sacrifices since its establishment in 1921.

The last 100 years saw the CPC fight on, guided by Marxism and buttressed by firm convictions, an enterprising spirit and unyielding determination, it noted.

The CPC upheld Marxism, stayed committed to its ideals and convictions, and kept breaking new ground, according to the document.

On its centennial journey, the CPC tempered its character with the courage to vanquish formidable enemies, defuse risks and overcome challenges, the document said, adding this has become the Party’s defining quality.

All of its achievements are the results of the hard work of generations of Party members, and the base on which the cause will continue to prosper, the document said.

The success of the Party in the past equips it to face the future with full confidence, according to the document.

Always maintains vigor and vitality

The document also hailed the vigor and vitality of the CPC. It noted that the CPC has been respecting the principal position of Party members and protecting their democratic rights, besides applying intra-Party democracy in elections, decision-making, management and oversight.

The CPC faced its problems and mistakes and corrected them by upholding the truth, the publication said, noting that through trial and error, the CPC has grown stronger and better, and continues to lead the people forward.

The Party takes resolute measures against anything that may undermine its integrity and progressive nature, it added.

The Party is committed to studying and reviewing as well as to drawing on good experience from other countries to strengthen its own capability for revolution, reconstruction and reform, said the publication.

After 100 years of struggle, the CPC has the courage and ability to carry out self-reform and is able to meet any challenge and withstand any test, the publication said.

The CPC will never change or betray its nature and will always remain dynamic and grow stronger, it noted.

Firm leadership and strong governance

According to the document, the CPC has firm leadership and strong governance capability.

Upholding the CPC Central Committee’s authority and centralized leadership has led to smooth and steady progress in revolution, reconstruction and reform, ensuring the CPC’s position as the governing party and the country’s long-term stability, according to the publication.

Over the past hundred years, at every historic juncture, the CPC has been able to analyze the situation from an overall, objective and forward-looking perspective, and set forth practical goals, tasks, policies and road maps. It is the Party’s sound guidelines that have enabled it to carry out its work in a well-organized and systematic manner, the publication said.

In addition, the Party has been consistent in building its organization, tightening its discipline and strengthening the rule of law. It has united tens of millions of Party members and organized hundreds of millions of Chinese people, thereby ensuring that its decisions and plans are implemented in a timely, resolute and forceful manner, it said.

The CPC is strong because it has always placed the united front in an important position, combining all the forces that can be united, mobilizing all positive factors, and pooling as much strength as possible for collective endeavors, the publication said.

The CPC can realize its overall leadership over state affairs and in all sectors of society because a large number of high-caliber officials play their role to the best of their ability, stated the publication.

Contributions to world peace and development

The CPC has also been contributing to world peace and development, said the document, adding the CPC is committed to pursuing development for both China and the world, and bringing benefits to all.

“Peaceful development is an everlasting aspiration of the CPC and the salient feature of China’s progress,” the document said.

Over the past 100 years, pursuing and safeguarding peace, the CPC has led the Chinese people on a new path of national rejuvenation that leads to prosperity rather than hegemony, it said, adding that this path enables China to accelerate its own development and contribute to world peace and development.

The CPC has proposed building a global community of shared future, with the goal of creating an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world that enjoys lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity, the document said.

By addressing practical problems faced by the world today, human society will achieve peace and sustainable development through win-win cooperation, joint efforts and shared benefits, it said.

(With input from Xinhua)

(Cover: CPC members help farmers harvest sorghum, Chongqing Municipality, China, August 18, 2021. /CFP)