Xi says CPC will press on with reform and opening-up
Updated 11:29, 21-Dec-2018
CGTN

‍Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in further reform and opening-up while staying on the path of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics.

Addressing a meeting celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, he pointed out nine "musts" in future reform and opening-up work. 

First, ensure the Party exercises leadership over all work and keeps enhancing and improving its way of leadership.

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Second, adhere to the people-oriented approach and keep delivering on the aspirations of the people for a better life.

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Third, uphold Marxism as our guiding ideology and explore theoretical innovations based on practice.

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Fourth, stay on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and uphold and develop socialism with Chinese features.

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Fifth, improve and develop the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics to give full play to and enhance the advantages of our system.

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Sixth, continue to take development as the top priority and enhance our composite national strength.

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Seventh, stay committed to reform and opening-up and promote joint efforts to build a community with a shared future for mankind.

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Eighth, exercise full and rigorous governance over the Party to continuously enhance the Party's ability to innovate, power to unite, and energy to fight.  

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Ninth, maintain the worldview and methodology of dialectical and historical materialism to strike a balance between reform, development and stability. 

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