Oct.30,2017--Among the latest revisions on the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the highlight was the inclusion of "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" in the amendment.
The amendment to the Constitution was approved at the 19th CPC National Congress, which took place from Oct. 18 to 24.
The amendment juxtaposed Xi's thought with Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, and the Scientific Outlook on Development as the guiding ideology for the CPC.
The People's Publishing House has published offprints of the revised Constitution of the CPC, which became available at Xinhua Bookstores across the country on Saturday.
Regarding the Party's achievements since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the inclusion of Xi's thought took place at the right time, an official from the secretariat of the 19th CPC National Congress told Xinhua.
Over the past five years, under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the CPC has led the Chinese people from all ethnic groups in a concerted effort to "carry out a great struggle, develop a great project, advance a great cause, and realize a great dream," ushering in a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
In this case, "the theoretical and practical significance of Xi's thought has become more evident," and it has the wide acknowledgement and upholding from across the Party and the people, the official said.
Another key factor that paved the way for the inclusion was the adherence to the strict governance of the Party, which helped the Party gain and consolidate "crushing momentum" in its fight against corruption, and significantly improved the political ecology within the Party, leading to the consolidation of the social basis of the Party's leadership.
Therefore, the official said, the time and conditions were ripe for writing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Party Constitution.
"General Secretary Xi Jinping showed the insight, judgment and strategic composure of a Marxist politician, theorist and strategist to have put forward a series of trail-blazing concepts, thoughts and strategies," the official said.
"They all played a decisive part in creating the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era," the official said.