Party History Study and Education, Xi Jinping Gives “First Lesson”
February 20, Party History The study and education mobilization conference was held in Beijing. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, State President, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the meeting and delivered an important speech. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen
[Learning is in progress] On February 20th, General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the Party History Study and Education Mobilization Conference, in which he deeply explained the significance of carrying out Party History Study and Education. Profoundly clarified the key points and work requirements of party history study and education, and carried out a comprehensive mobilization and deployment of party history study and education. Xinhua News Agency’s “Learning in Progress” original brand column “Lectures” today launched an article for your interpretation.
To carry out party history study and education throughout the party is a new starting point for the party Central Committee to base itself on the party’s century-old history, to coordinate the overall strategy of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the world’s unprecedented changes in a century, and to mobilize the entire party and the country with confidence A major decision made to participate in the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country.
On February 20, General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the Party History Study and Education Mobilization Conference, in which he profoundly expounded the significance of carrying out Party History Study and Education, and required all comrades in the party to learn history clearly and clearly. Shi Zengxin, studying history, advocating morality, studying history and practicing, studying party history, understanding ideas, doing practical things, opening up new situations, and striving to start a new journey of building a socialist modern country in an all-round manner, and welcoming the 100th anniversary of the founding of the party with outstanding achievements.
Party history study and education, Xi Jinping taught the “first lesson”. “Learning party history, understanding thoughts, doing practical things, and opening up a new game” are 12 characters with profound connotations.
For the purpose of studying party history, Xi Jinping talked about three points: one is to use the party’s struggle and great achievements to inspire fighting spirit and clarify the direction; the other is to use the party’s glorious tradition and fine style to strengthen beliefs and gather strength. The third is to use the party’s practical creation and historical experience to inspire wisdom and strengthen character.
History is the best textbook. In 2016, at the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping emphasized that when we look back at history, we are not looking for solace from success, let alone lying on our laurels and finding excuses for avoiding the difficulties and problems we face today. It is to sum up historical experience, grasp the laws of history, and increase the courage and strength to advance.
Five years have passed, and we have ushered in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The mission placed in front of the entire party and the people of all ethnic groups in the country is more glorious, the task is more difficult, the challenge is more severe, and the work is greater. Xi Jinping emphasized that looking back on the road of struggle in the past and looking at the road ahead, we must study and summarize the party’s history well, and carry forward and carry forward the party’s successful experience.
Throughout one hundred years of history, in every major turning period, in the face of new situations and new tasks, our party always calls on all party comrades to strengthen their studies; and every time such a learning boom has promoted the party and The people’s cause has achieved great development and progress. At the important moment of celebrating the centenary of our party, and at the key node of the historical intersection of the “two centenary” struggle goals, the whole party will focus on the study and education of party history. Xi Jinping pointed out that this is the right time and is very necessary.
The one hundred years of our party are the one hundred years that we are determined to fulfill our original mission, the one hundred years that we have laid the foundation and the foundation of our business, and the one hundred years that we will create brilliance and open up the future. Understanding the ins and outs of the party’s development and growth, and absorbing valuable historical experience, can make the comrades of the party more rational, trustworthy, ethical, practice, and start again with confidence to create the next more glorious century.
Xi Jinping summarized the significance of this party history study and education into three “inevitable requirements”: it is the inevitable requirement to keep in mind the original mission and to promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the historical cause of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The inevitable requirement for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics is an inevitable requirement for advancing the party’s self-revolution and maintaining the party’s vitality forever.
Educate and guide the whole party to understand how Marxism has profoundly changed China and the world from the extraordinary course of the party, and educate and guide the whole party to think about the overall strategy of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the great changes unseen in a century. Educate and guide the entire party to deeply understand the nature and purpose of the party, educate and guide the entire party to sum up historical experience and lessons, educate and guide the entire party to vigorously carry forward the red tradition and inherit the red gene, and educate and guide the entire party to learn both positive and negative historical experience from the party history… Reading through this profound and important speech, between the lines, Xi Jinping talked about party history, party conditions, and focused on the future.
Opening a hundred years of party history, people will have a common feeling that the era is the mother of thought and practice is the source of theory.
For one hundred years, our party has never wavered its belief in Marxism. It is precisely because the party has always taken the scientific theory of Marxism as its guide for action, and insisted on continuously enriching and developing Marxism in practice, it has had this century of glory.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the history of our party is a history of continuously advancing the sinicization of Marxism, a history of continuously promoting theoretical innovation and theoretical creation.
To learn about party history, we must know what it is, and even more so. “Understanding thought” is the essence of studying party history. Xi Jinping’s speech profoundly clarified the focus and work requirements of party history study and education. First of all, he emphasized that it is necessary to educate and guide the whole party to understand how Marxism has profoundly changed China and the world from the extraordinary course of the party, understand the truth and practical power of Marxism, and deepen the inheritance and timeliness of Marxism in China. Awareness of progressive theoretical quality.
Of course, we cannot find a ready-made answer to the current problems of reform and development in historical books, but from this we can summarize the deep principles of the party’s continuous progress. That is to adhere to the integration of theory with practice, timely answer the questions of the times and the people, clear out the ideological fog that troubles and restrict the development of practice, and constantly promote the modernization and popularization of Marxism in China, and constantly open up a new realm of Marxism development.
Xi Jinping’s thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era are the theoretical crystallization of the fundamental principles of Marxism that are closely integrated with China’s specific reality, historical and cultural traditions, and the requirements of the times. The inheritance and development of Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the “Three Represents”, and the scientific outlook on development are the latest achievements of Sinicization of Marxism, contemporary Chinese Marxism, and 21st century Marxism.
Study the history of the party, especially in conjunction with the historic achievements and historic changes of the party and the country since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, profoundly study and understand the party’s innovative theory in the new era, and use Xi Jinping persistently The thinking of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era equips the mind, guides practice, and promotes work.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the century-old history of our party is a history of fulfilling the original mission of the party, a history of the party and the people connecting, breathing, and sharing a common destiny.
The profound enlightenment of a century of history, the most important one is, “The country is the people, and the people are the country”. The party is able to grow and develop precisely because it relies on the people. The party is able to win the support of the people precisely because it benefits the people.
What is the Communist Party? The Communist Party has a quilt of its own, and it has to cut half of it for the common people. Hundred years of history are written in countless sentences of such simplest words.
To study party history is to understand these words and understand the question of why and who depends on. This is the touchstone for testing the nature of a political party and a regime.
Learning and doing are mutually complementary, and “doing practical things” means practicing the party’s purpose and doing good things for the people.
Xi Jinping puts forward clear requirements for the completion of various tasks of learning and education with high standards and high quality. One of the very important ones is to effectively solve problems for the masses. He emphasized that it is necessary to combine the study of party history with summing up experience, observing reality, and promoting work, as well as solving practical problems, carry out “I do practical things for the masses” practical activities, and transform the learning effects into work motivation and effectiveness, and prevent Study and work “two skins”.
We must educate and guide the whole party to deeply understand the nature and purpose of the party, insist on doing everything for the people and relying on the people, always put the people in the highest position in their hearts, take the people’s yearning for a better life as the goal of struggle, and promote reform The results of development will benefit all people more and more equitably, and promote common prosperity to achieve more obvious substantive progress, and unite 1.4 billion Chinese people into a majestic force to promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. These words of Xi Jinping must permeate the study and education. The whole process.
All the undertakings of the party are born, developed and grown in struggle. Today we want to “open a new game amidst changes.” It is by no means easy to achieve with the beating of gongs and drums. A great struggle with many new historical characteristics must be carried out.
Xi Jinping emphasized that when our party is coming step by step, it is very important to continuously sum up experience, improve our capabilities, and continuously improve our ability to deal with risks, meet challenges, and turn risks into bargains. To better deal with the various foreseeable and unforeseen risks and challenges on the road ahead, we must obtain enlightenment from history and extract the magic weapon for defeating the enemy from historical experience.
In this aspect, Xi Jinping talked a lot in his speech, very profound, and it is undoubtedly the focus of party history learning and education.
Xi Jinping emphasized that it is necessary to grasp the important node of the party’s one hundred years of founding, proceed from the great struggle with many new historical characteristics, sum up and apply the party’s rich experience in successfully coping with risks and challenges in different historical periods, and do a good job The ideological and work preparations for dealing with changes in the external environment over a longer period of time will continue to enhance the awareness of struggle, enrich the experience of struggle, enhance the skills of struggle, and continuously improve the ability and level of governance.
Strike must be hard by itself. The centuries-old history of the party is also a history of our party’s continuous maintenance of the party’s advanced nature and purity, and continuous prevention of the danger of being disintegrated and corrupted.
Xi Jinping requires the education and guidance of the whole party through summing up historical experience and lessons, focusing on solving the practical problems of party building, continuously improving the party’s leadership and governance, and enhancing the ability to resist corruption, prevent degeneration, and resist risks.
Xi Jinping emphasized that it is necessary to educate and guide the whole party to learn both positive and negative historical experience from party history, unswervingly follow the party Central Committee, and continuously improve political judgment, political understanding, and political execution ability, and consciously Maintain a high degree of consistency with the Party Central Committee in ideological, political, and action, to ensure that the whole party is twisted into a rope, thinking in one direction, and acting in one direction.
It is the life of the party to talk about politics with a clear-cut stand and to ensure the unity and centralization of the party. It is the key to our party’s ability to become a century-old party and create a great cause for the century. This is also the key to the study and education of party history.
Looking back at the centuries of party history, conducting great struggles with many new historical characteristics, and looking forward to the bright prospects of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we are extremely firm and extremely confident.