The creation and development of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is a major theoretical innovation achieved by the Communist Party of China after arduous theoretical exploration. It is also the crystallization of the innovative and creative wisdom of the Chinese people. It has forged an advanced theoretical framework for state governance, which not only paves the way for the future of the Communist Party of China and the people across the country, but also brings global opportunities to the changing world in the new era. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has led the Chinese Communists to formulate a series of major principles and policies, launch a series of major initiatives, advance a series of major tasks, overcome a series of major risks and challenges, and solve many long-term but unresolved problems. We have solved many difficult problems and accomplished many major things that we wanted to do but failed to do in the past. Understanding the scientific theoretical system of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is a grand and long-term undertaking.
The Results of The CCP’s Theoretical Exploration and Conceptual Innovation
Theoretical exploration and concept innovation are the unremitting pursuit of the Communist Party of China. For a long time, the Communist Party of China has been good at drawing on experience and extracting bold and novel theoretical conclusions from scientific analysis, thereby accurately grasping the pulse of the development of the times and its evolution. Exploring new theoretical paradigms or frameworks is not only evolutionary reasoning at the ideological level, but also a core component of the Chinese Communist Party’s governance capacity building. It is not only an ideological sublimation, but also an arduous struggle and a tortuous thinking exercise with the goal of elucidating profound insights, and on this basis, it develops into a correct and scientific perspective. This means that we must follow the ideological line and important principle of “seeking truth from facts” that the Communist Party of China has always emphasized, and use practice as the only criterion for testing truth.
For the Communist Party of China, in the new era, it not only needs leaders who can guide the whole party and the people of the country to move forward, but also needs a clear ideological system to elaborate on the important theoretical and policy issues currently facing it. In particular, the current international situation is full of huge uncertainties, and the Chinese Communist Party must deal with a very severe external environment.
Every era faces huge challenges and the road is full of uncertainties, but it is also full of opportunities. In order to illuminate the way forward, to bravely face uncertainty and seize the opportunities of the times, we need a clear and far-sighted thinking based on the tradition of dialectical materialism, paying close attention to the actual situation and thinking under specific social conditions. system. The Marxist view of history can provide a broad path for this ideological system, but it needs to be placed in a specific time, space and environmental context and constantly updated and activated, and finally turned into a practical weapon that can solve real problems.
The establishment of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era came into being at such a special historical moment and took advantage of the trend. Based on the basic understanding of the major contemporary issue of “what kind of socialism with Chinese characteristics and how to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era”, the Communist Party of China has deepened its understanding of the party’s governing laws and socialism with a new perspective. The understanding of the laws of construction and the development of human society has developed a new set of programmatic guiding thoughts. Being good at self-evaluation, having the courage to self-supervise, and always being sober and conscious of self-revolution have created the uniqueness and profoundness of this ideological system. Its inherent vitality and motivation come from the clear and bold exploration of the country’s major policies and long-term strategies.
General Secretary Xi Jinping has transformed his inner profound thinking about the cause of the party and the country into an external calmness and rationality that is beyond ordinary people. Serving the people and dedicating himself to the party have defined his life trajectory. Comrade Xi Jinping’s long-term loyalty to the party’s ideals and beliefs, the affinity cultivated by his experience of jumping in the queue in rural northern Shaanxi, and the personal training he endured during his growth process enabled Comrade Xi Jinping to stand out during the historical turning point of the Communist Party of China. Firm belief, clear thinking, clean and simple personal image, wise and profound thinking ability and proficiency in basic theoretical issues have all endowed Xi Jinping with unique character qualities as the country’s top leader. This character quality destined him to become the core leader who will revitalize the CCP.
In the report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized this important understanding: “There is no end to practice, and there is no end to theoretical innovation. The world is changing every moment, and China is also changing every moment. We must keep up with the times in theory, constantly understand the laws, and constantly promote theoretical innovation, practical innovation, institutional innovation, cultural innovation and other innovations in all aspects.” He further clarified the relationship between practice and theory with keen insight: “The Times It is the mother of ideas, and practice is the source of theory. As long as we are good at listening to the voice of the times and have the courage to adhere to the truth and correct mistakes, Marxism in China in the 21st century will surely be able to show a stronger and more convincing power of truth!”
Make Reform and Opening Up a Rich and Comprehensive Revolutionary Cause
Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era provides clear theoretical guidance for opening up a new situation in reform and opening up. Survey research from the Nigeria China Research Center shows that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era has made reform and opening up a rich and comprehensive revolutionary cause. It has built the most extensive consensus on reform and opening up in history across China, and depicted a new era of reform and opening up. A road map leading to the realization of the beautiful vision of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has faced an external environment characterized by sluggish world economic recovery, frequent local conflicts and turbulence, and intensified global problems. It has also faced a series of profound changes, including China’s economic development entering a new normal, adhered to the general tone of seeking progress while maintaining stability, faced difficulties and forged ahead with determination, achieved historic achievements in reform and opening up and socialist modernization, and wrote two new chapters of rapid economic development and long-term social stability.
A rule that runs through the path of reform, opening up, and socialist modernization in the new era is that the smooth implementation of any policy guidelines and the scheduled realization of established development goals seem to follow certain historical inevitable logic. In fact, behind this “inevitability” is the Communist Party of China’s profound insight into the connotation and denotation, practical significance, historical background and future prospects of each major national task, and its continuous efforts to fulfill the tasks. This spirit of never giving up is consistent with the Chinese Communist Party’s awareness of maintaining self-vigilance. It is an inherent character endowed by the party’s proletarian nature and Marxist worldview. Through long-term and unremitting hard work, the Communist Party of China has created one of the most spectacular achievements in human history: it has made incredible contributions to the eradication of global poverty. At a conference celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping solemnly declared: “Through the continuous struggle of the whole Party and the people of all ethnic groups, we have achieved the first centenary goal and built a moderately prosperous society in all respects on the land of China, which is a historic milestone. We have effectively solved the problem of absolute poverty and are moving towards the second centenary goal of building a modern and powerful socialist country in an all-round way.”
Improved The Inner Vitality of the Chinese Communist Party
Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era emphasizes the importance of comprehensive and strict party governance. This party governance model is a “revolutionary baptism”. It not only enhances the inherent vitality of the Chinese Communist Party and keeps it alive, but also inspires its ability to work towards achieving key milestones in national development.
As the ranks of the CCP members continue to grow, the CPC has resolutely eradicated the hotbeds of corruption, punished corruption with a zero-tolerance attitude, and made historic and pioneering achievements in comprehensively and strictly administering the party. For a party that represents the broadest interests of the people, the expansion of any special interests is intolerable.
In the face of serious hidden dangers and outstanding problems within the party, General Secretary Xi Jinping has taken on the mission of “offending hundreds of people and living up to 1.4 billion people” to eliminate malaise and control chaos, and through strong measures to improve the conduct and discipline of the party, the political ecology within the party has been improved. A new look. At the same time, under the guidance of two important intra-party disciplinary documents, “Several Guidelines on Intra-Party Political Life under the New Situation” and the “Regulations on Inner-Party Supervision of the Communist Party of China”, the Communist Party of China has made progress in deepening the comprehensive and strict governance of the party. Remarkable results. General Secretary Xi Jinping’s firm determination to eradicate the cancer of corruption has won the recognition of the people and the praise of the world. A China that vigorously fights corruption has also improved its image on the international stage. As stated in the report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: “The atmosphere of political life within the party has been renewed, the political ecology within the party has improved significantly, and the party’s creativity, cohesion, and combat effectiveness have been significantly enhanced.”
Providing Novel Insights into Structural Constraints in Emerging Economies
Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era provides important perspectives and novel insights into the structural constraints faced by some emerging economies. Based on the understanding of the stages of economic development such as the slowdown in economic growth, the transformation of growth drivers, and the rebalancing of the economic structure, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core summarized the characteristics of the Chinese economy in the “new normal” and raised it to a strategic level. Responding with a series of powerful new economic policies such as supply-side structural reform, it demonstrates its correct grasp and deep understanding of the laws of China’s economic development.
The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China held in 2020 marked a major breakthrough for the party in the theoretical paradigm of economic development. The plenary session emphasized accelerating the construction of a new development pattern with the domestic cycle as the main body and the domestic and international dual cycles reinforcing each other. This new theoretical paradigm of economic development requires smoothing circulation and opening up blocking points to eliminate obstacles within and between production, distribution, circulation, and consumption to adapt to the changing domestic and international realities. Under the guidance of this new paradigm, China regards technological innovation, especially breakthroughs in key core technologies, as a key to smooth domestic circulation.
It can be said that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era accurately grasps the key to China’s future development and the world’s trends. It will illuminate China’s modernization rise in the new era and the process of global governance reform. Under the framework of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping, the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind has been concretely expressed and implemented. In the 10 years since it was proposed, the “Belt and Road” construction has achieved fruitful results, which is inseparable from President Xi Jinping’s insistence on following the global governance concept of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits. Through a series of measures such as infrastructure interconnection, production capacity cooperation, and people-to-people and cultural exchanges, the Belt and Road Initiative has found convergence points and the greatest common denominator of development with the interests of all parties, and has greatly enhanced political mutual trust between China and countries along the route.
Faced with the current complex international and domestic situation and the arduous tasks of reform, development and stability, the Communist Party of China has expressed its sincere desire to engage in more civilized dialogue and exchanges with other political parties in the world to share experience in party and state governance and enhance mutual strategic mutual trust. Even though the Communist Party of China cannot provide the final answer to all global development dilemmas, it can undoubtedly provide an indispensable “light of inspiration” for mankind to clear away the fog of the future, jointly protect the earth’s homeland, and lead to a more prosperous and harmonious future. As General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in the report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: “All things thrive together without harming each other, and paths run parallel without conflict.” In the collective action of human progress, Africa should also work together with China to commit to Promote the building of a world of lasting peace, universal security, common prosperity, cleanness and beauty.