On December 1, 2020, Central Party School of the Communist Party of China (Chinese Academy of Governance) held an opening ceremony for the second seminar of the 2020 fall semester. The ceremony was joined by members of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) through video conference system. In his speech at the ceremony, Chen Xi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, Head of the Organization Department of the CPC, President of the Central Party School (Chinese Academy of Governance), and the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong, Jinggangshan and Yan'an, noted that leaders must act on the guidelines laid out at the Fifth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and the important remarks of General Secretary Xi Jinping, and earnestly perform their political duties of adhering to the leadership of the Party over all work and stepping up Party building efforts, in an attempt to deliver new results on our journey to building a modern socialist China.
Chen Xi stressed the need to deeply understand that the Party’s leadership is the essence of socialism with Chinese characteristics and it is important to promote the Party’s leadership to cover everything we do; that the "Two Upholds", i.e. resolutely upholding General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely upholding the Party Central Committee’s authority and its centralized, unified leadership, are the Party’s overarching political principles and fundamental political rules; that political building is an effort of fundamental significance for the Party, and it is important to take a clear political stand in everything we do; that theory is fundamental to Party building, and it is important to align ourselves with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; that the Party’s organizational line in the new era is a scientific basis for our organizational building efforts, and it is important to consolidate, develop, and give full play to the Party’s organizational advantages; and that "remaining true to our original aspiration and keeping our mission firmly in mind" is always valid in our endeavor to strengthen Party building and it is important to work relentlessly to meet the people's desire for a happy life.
The opening ceremony was attended by responsible persons of relevant central departments, members of the administrative committee of Central Party School (Chinese Academy of Governance). CELAP faculty and staff members attended the opening ceremony at the branch venue.