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Xi Jinping Thought approved for Party Constitution

By AN BAIJIE | chinadaily.com.cn/Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-24 11:26

Xi Jinping Thought approved for Party Constitution

The closing session of 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China starts in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday morning. [Photo/Xinhua]

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The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China approved an amendment to the Party Constitution which enshrines Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

The amendment was approved on Tuesday during the closing session of the congress.

The congress elected a new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, announced the completion of the election at the closing session of the congress.

The delegates applauded after Xi made the announcement.

The 19th CPC Central Committee will in turn elect the Political Bureau, the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and the General Secretary at its first plenary session on Wednesday.

CPC congress passes resolutions on Central Committee report, CCDI work report, Constitution amendment

Delegates to the congress Tuesday passed resolutions on a report of the 18th CPC Central Committee, a work report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and an amendment to the CPC Constitution, at the closing session of the congress.

CPC Constitution enshrines Xi's thought as part of action guide

An amendment to the Constitution of the CPC was approved Tuesday, making Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as a new component of the Party's guide for action, according to a resolution of the 19th CPC National Congress.

Xi's military thinking, Party's 'absolute' leadership over army written into CPC Constitution

The CPC has included Xi Jinping's military thinking and the Party's "absolute" leadership over the armed forces into its Constitution, according to a resolution approved by the 19th CPC National Congress.

CPC congress establishes historical position of Xi's thought: resolution

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China establishes the historical position of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, according to a resolution approved by the congress.

'Belt and Road' incorporated into CPC Constitution

The CPC has incorporated pushing for Belt and Road development into its Constitution, according to a resolution approved by the 19th CPC National Congress.

The congress agreed to write into the Constitution "following the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration, and pursuing the Belt and Road Initiative," according to the resolution.

Proposed by Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes. It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

CPC Constitution says 'fight against corruption keeps going'

The CPC says in its revised Constitution that the Party must "make comprehensive efforts" to ensure that "the fight against corruption keeps going", according to a resolution approved by the 19th CPC National Congress.

Since its 18th National Congress, the Party has made steady progress in exercising full and rigorous governance over the Party, taken all-around measures to explore the strengthening of Party building, and gained abundant successful experience and achieved major outcomes, which must be included into the Party Constitution in a timely manner and therefore become the common will and rule of the whole Party.

The Party must firmly exercise self-supervision and practice strict self-governance in every respect, the revised Constitution says.

Opening the congress on Oct 18, Xi Jinping called corruption "the greatest threat" the Party faces.

The Party will work for the adoption of national anti-corruption legislation and create a corruption reporting platform that covers both disciplinary inspection commissions and supervision agencies, he said.

Disciplinary authorities have investigated 440 officials at or above provincial or corps level for corruption over the past five years, who included 43 members and alternate members of the CPC Central Committee, as well as nine members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said Yang Xiaodu, deputy secretary of the CCDI, at a press conference on the sidelines of the 19th CPC National Congress.

CPC pushes fundamental improvement in Party's political ecosystem: resolution

The CPC will work toward a fundamental improvement in the political ecosystem of the Party, said a resolution on a report on the work of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

The 19th National Congress of the CPC reviewed and approved the report, and fully endorsed the commission's work, according to the resolution passed at the closing session of the congress.

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