On September 1, 2020, the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China (Chinese Academy of Governance) held an opening ceremony for the fall semester of 2020, which was joined online by China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), China Executive Leadership Academy Jinggangshan (CELAJ), and China Executive Leadership Academy Yan’an (CELAY) via video conference system. Chen Xi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Member of the Secretariat of the CPC, Head of CPC Central Organization Department, President of the Central Party School (Chinese Academy of Governance), CELAP, CELAJ and CELAY, attended the opening ceremony to deliver a speech. In the speech, he emphasized the need to fully implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, as well as the people-centered philosophy of development proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping. It is important for the Party leaders to maintain political integrity, think in terms of the big picture, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central Party leadership, and to have full confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics. We must resolutely uphold General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely uphold the Party Central Committee’s authority and its centralized, unified leadership. We must remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind, and work hard in a down-to-earth way to cater to people’s yearning for a better life.
Chen Xi stressed that upholding the people-centered philosophy of development is at the center of implementing the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and is reflected in all aspects of the CPC’s governance of the country since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Leaders must put the people at the forefront of their mind, by doing everything for the people, relying on the people, continuing to benefit the people, firmly rooting in the people, and taking people’s satisfaction as the golden criteria for their governance performance. We must root the people-centered philosophy deeply in our mind so as to make serving the people a conscious behavior. We must establish a rational outlook on political performance, take a holistic approach when taking actions, lay the foundation for long-term success, and improve the people’s livelihood and alleviate their worries. We must actively seek solutions to any difficulties coming our way. We must always stay close with the people, resolutely oppose formalism and bureaucracy, and maintain our inherent qualities of hard work, simplicity, integrity and uprightness.
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) , and all participants and faculty members of the school at the main venue. Prof. Cao Wenze, Executive Vice President of CELAP, attended the opening ceremony at the branch venue at CELAP.