In the morning of November 16, the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (China National School of Administration), and China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Jinggangshan and Yan’an branches held a formal joint ceremony via video link, to mark the beginning of the fall semester of 2019. Chen Xi, member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC, Minister of the Organization Department of the CPC, President of the China National School of Administration, and President of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Jinggangshan and Yan’an was present for the ceremony and delivered a speech. He urged participants to maintain political integrity, think in terms of the big picture, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central Party leadership; to have full confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics; and to uphold the authority of the Central Committee. He also encouraged them to study and implement the guidelines put forward at Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC, and be staunch believers in and practitioners of President Xi’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
Chen noted that President Xi’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the new era was a guide to action for all Party members and all the Chinese people as the Party to achieve national rejuvenation. He urged participants to develop a deep understanding of it, especially the parts with regard to new trends, opportunities and challenges confronting China; the blueprint for the Party and the nation; methods for improving socialism with Chinese characteristics and building modern governance systems and capacity; and tasks for the Party to carry out self-reform. He also highlighted a number of other components of the Thought, including staying true to the Party’s ideals, convictions, and founding mission, observing the Party’s fundamental purpose of wholeheartedly serving the people, strengthening confidence. He exhorted participants to be fully dedicated to the Party’s cause and take concrete action to achieve the two centenary goals and national rejuvenation.
Staff and faculty of the Academy were also present at the opening ceremony.