Party to highlight social harmony
Updated: 2006-10-08 08:17

The Sixth Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is to open in Beijing Sunday, October 8.

The decision was made in Beijing on Sept. 25 at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, presided over by Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

The document of the "Resolutions of the CPC Central Committee on major issues regarding the building of a harmonious socialist society" will be deliberated during the session that will last through Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Sept. 25 meeting said the document should be well written and provide guidelines for the Party and the nation on building a harmonious socialist society.

It said comments and suggestions from Party members and the public should be reflected in the document, so as to pool the wisdom of the Party and the public.

Political bureau members at the meeting stressed that building a socialist harmonious society must put people first, base all Party and state work on the fundamental interests of the general public and meet the growing material and cultural demands of the people.

Earnest efforts must be made to push development, the top priority of the Party, to coordinate urban and rural development, regional development, economic and social development, harmonious development with nature, domestic development and opening-up, they said, according to the statement.

Reform of the socialist market economy must be continued to push forward economic, political, cultural and social mechanism innovation, set up and improve energetic, efficient and more open systems, it said.

Efforts must be made to improve socialist democratic construction, and implement the strategy of rule of law in the gradual process of building a fair social security system, said the statement.

The meeting emphasized the need to take into consideration the momentum of reform, the speed of development and the people's resilience, and to promote and secure harmony with reform, development and stability, it said.

Stressing that the Party was the key to building a harmonious socialist society, the meeting said the Party must play a core leading role in accordance with the principle of governing for the people, the statement said.

The construction would be facilitated along with the improvement of the Party's governance capacity and the campaign to help it stay advanced, thus offering a forceful political guarantee for building a harmonious society, it said.

All party committees should put the work at the top of their agendas and encourage cadres to improve their management of public affairs, coordinating relations of different interest groups, properly handling contradictions among the people to ensure implementation of Party's policies and principles.


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