The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest strength of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and that the Party is the highest force for political leadership. Therefore, all Party members must strengthen their consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central Party leadership; stay confident in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics; and uphold Xi Jinping’s core position on the Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and uphold the Central Committee’s authority and its centralized leadership.
The overarching task of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics is to realize socialist modernization and national rejuvenation, and that on the basis of completing the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a two-step approach should be taken to build China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful by the middle of the 21st century, and to promote national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization.
The principal challenge facing Chinese society in the new era is that between unbalanced and inadequate development and people’s growing needs for a better life, and the Party must therefore remain committed to a people-centered philosophy of development, develop whole-process people’s democracy, and make more notable and substantive progress toward achieving well-rounded human development and common prosperity for all.
The integrated plan for building socialism with Chinese characteristics covers five spheres, i.e., economic, political, cultural, social, and ecological advancement, and that the comprehensive strategy in this regard includes four prongs, i.e., building a modern socialist country, deepening reform, advancing law-based governance, and strengthening Party self-governance.
The overall objectives of comprehensively deepening reform are to develop and improve the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and to modernize China’s system and capacity for governance.
The overall goal of comprehensively advancing law-based governance is to establish a system of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics and to build a socialist rule of law country.
China must uphold and improve its basic socialist economic system, see that the market plays the decisive role in resource allocation and the government plays its role better, have an accurate understanding of this new stage of development, apply a new philosophy of innovative, coordinated, green, open, and shared development, accelerate efforts to foster a new development dynamic that is focused on the domestic economy but features positive interplay between domestic and international economic flows, promote high-quality development, and balance development and security imperatives.
The Party’s goal for military development in the new era is to build the people’s armed forces into world-class forces that follow the Party’s command, that are able to fight and to win, and that maintain excellent conduct.
Major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics aims to serve national rejuvenation, promote human progress, and facilitate efforts to foster a new type of international relations and build a global community of shared future.
Full and rigorous self-governance is a policy of strategic importance for the Party, and the general requirements for Party development in the new era include making all-around efforts to strengthen the Party in political, ideological, and organizational realms and in terms of conduct and discipline, with institution development incorporated into every aspect of this process, continuing the fight against corruption, and ensuring that the political responsibility for governance over the Party is fulfilled. By engaging in great self-transformation, the Party can steer great social transformation.