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Comprehend Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era from Multiple View Angles

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Author:Wei Chunbei | Source:Guangming Daily (February 5, 2018, Page 5)

Abstract:

The 19th National Congress of the CPC determined Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guiding thought that our Party must uphold for long time, realizing a new advancement with the times in the guiding thought of our Party. Comprehending Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era in the view angles of history, reality, future and world is helpful for us to further strengthen our political, ideological and affective identification of this important thought, and become more confident and determined in realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.  

Historical point of view. In the development history of scientific socialism, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has opened a new realm for the development of Marxism in the 21st century. Marxism is a scientific theory revealing the development law of the human society, and the essence of the scientific system of Marxism lies in its position, views and methods. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has inherited and developed the cognition of Marxism on the nature, mankind and social development law, put forward a series of new ideas, new thoughts and new strategies, and pushed the socialism with Chinese characteristics into a new era, so that the scientific socialism is demonstrating its powerful vitality in China in the 21st century.  

In the history of sinicization of Marxism, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is the latest results of the sinicization of Marxism. In the development history of the Communist Party of China, Marxism was combined with the reality of China, forming the Mao Zedong Thought and the theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics including Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Important Thought of “Three Represents” and the Scientific Outlook on Development, enabling the Party to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups to “stand up” and “get rich”. Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has led the Chinese people to work with tireless dedication in the completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and the horn for marching towards to “become strong” has been sounded. The Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era formed in this process is the latest result of sinicization of Marxism, the crystal of the practical experience and collective wisdom of the Party and the people, and an important component of the theory of socialism with Chinese characteristics.  

In the view from the cultural development history of the Chinese nation, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is the inheritance, promotion and sublimation of excellent traditional culture of China. Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era contains the genes of the excellent traditional culture of China, and is well nourished by the excellent traditional culture of China. Also, the series of important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping have deeply revealed the historical positioning of the traditional culture of China, systematically expounded the value of era of the excellent traditional culture of China, and embodied the high self-confidence of our Party in the excellent traditional culture of China, opening up the new situation for inheriting and carrying on the excellent traditional culture of China since the modern times.  

Realistic point of view. The generation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has its sufficient realistic inevitability. Starting from the basic principle of Marxist philosophy that the economic foundation determines the superstructure, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is rooted in the judgment by our Party of the basic conditions and main social contradiction of China. It has been pointed out in the report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC that, as socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, the principal contradiction facing Chinese society has evolved. What we now face is the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life. The evolution of the principal contradiction facing Chinese society does not change our assessment of the present stage of socialism in China. The basic dimension of the Chinese context that our country is still and will long remain in the primary stage of socialism has not changed. China's international status as the world's largest developing country has not changed. These profound judgments embody the dialectic unification of unswerving strategic willpower and unceasing practices and exploration, not only as the important component of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, but also the realistic origin for the generation of this great thought.  

Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has provided guidance to solving the realistic issues faced in China. Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, our Party has demonstrated tremendous political courage and a powerful sense of mission as it has developed new ideas, new thinking, and new strategies, adopted a raft of major principles and policies, launched a host of major initiatives, and pushed ahead with many major tasks. We have solved many tough problems that were long on the agenda but never resolved, and accomplished many things that were wanted but never got done. This has vividly interpreted on the practical dimension that the socialism with Chinese characteristics is the dialectic unification of the theoretical logics of scientific socialism with the historical logics of the development of Chinese society. The organic unification of theory with practice shows that the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era will surely push forward the socialist construction of China to realize a greater breakthrough at a new historical start point.  

The view angle of future. In the report at the 19th National Congress of the CPC, General Secretary Xi Jinping made further strategic arrangement for the realization of socialist modernization and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and overall planning of the roadmap and timetable for the completion of building a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious, and beautiful in the middle of this century, further condensing the tremendous power of all Chinese sons and daughters to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.  

The Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has, at the level of world outlook and methodology, well answered a series of fundamental questions on the banner to be upheld, the road to be taken, the mental state to be resumed, the historical mission to be undertaken and the goal to be realized by the Communist Party of China after the socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and declared to the world once again that China will neither retrace our steps to the rigidity and isolation of the past, nor take the wrong turn by changing our nature and abandoning our system, instead, we will firmly take the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics.  

The Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has made strategic deployment and determined the guide to action for the overall building of a modern socialist country. In this thought, the “eight things made clear” cover the overarching goal, general task, overall plan, strategic deployment and development direction, development pattern, development motive force, strategic steps, external conditions and political guarantee for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, pointing out the direction for the new march on the construction of a modern socialist country in all aspects; the “fourteen upholdings” constitute the basic strategies to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, not only as the practical condensation and successful experience of our Party in advancing the construction of socialism with Chinese characteristics during the reform and opening up, but also the correct guideline to lead us to start a new march towards a new goal.  

International point of view. In the era of world polarization, economy globalization, culture diversification and society informatization, the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has put forward the correct idea of moral and profit, and promoted the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, which has received response and appreciation from increasing number of countries, political parties and organizations in the world, and the idea of “building a community with a shared future for mankind” has been included in the UN resolution.   

The Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has provided the China solution for people to explore on better social systems. In the world today, all countries, being big or small, powerful or weak, face the tasks of developing economy and improving the living standard of the people, especially, the large number of developing countries hope to accelerate their development while maintaining their own independence; and have the desire to launch reform while keeping the society and country stable. The practices and experience of China has provided totally new choice and route enlightenment for these countries and nations, embodying in concentration the contributions made by China to the solution of problems of the mankind. It has received and will surely continue to receive wide appreciation by the international society, and has brought and will surely continue to bring more tangible benefits to the people of the world.  

(Author: Wei Chunbei, CPC Committee Secretary and Professor of Guangxi University of Finance and Economics)


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