BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- An editorial to be published by the People's Daily, a flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has congratulated the delegates to the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress on their election, and urged them to perform their duties faithfully.
A total of 2,296 delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress were elected. They are carrying the expectations of the more than 96 million members and over 4.9 million primary-level organizations of the Party, as well as of the people of all ethnic groups, reads the editorial.
The 20th CPC National Congress is a meeting of great significance taking place at a critical moment as the Party and the people of all ethnic groups embark on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects, and advance toward the Second Centenary Goal, notes the article.
The congress will lay out sound plans on the targets, tasks and major policies for the cause of the Party and the country in the next five years and beyond.
It is crucial to building on past successes to advance the cause of the Party and the country, to the future of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and to the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, according to the editorial.
It is an event of great significance to uniting and galvanizing people of all ethnic groups in their endeavor to achieve new victory for socialism with Chinese characteristics, the article adds.
The elected delegates are highly-qualified ideologically and politically, have good work styles and high moral standards, are competent in discussing state affairs, and have made remarkable achievements in their work, the editorial reads, adding that they embody advanced nature of CPC members, and are broadly representative, meeting the requirements set by the CPC Central Committee and enjoying the support of Party members.
All these, according to the article, have made important ideological and organizational preparations and laid a solid foundation for the successful convening of the congress.
The 20th CPC National Congress will take stock of the Party's work over the past five years, as well as major achievements and valuable experience of the Party's Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core in uniting and leading the whole Party and Chinese people of all ethnic groups to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, notes the editorial. The congress will also formulate action plans and major policies and elect new central leadership.
During the congress, delegates will hear and deliberate a report by the 19th CPC Central Committee and deliberate a report by the 19th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. The delegates will convey the opinions and demands of Party members and the general public, discuss and decide on the Party's major issues, and elect a new CPC Central Committee and a new CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
All delegates, according to the article, should earnestly participate in each item on the agenda with a strong sense of political responsibility and historical mission, as well as full enthusiasm and high morale.
It is firmly believed that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core and through the concerted efforts of all the delegates, the 20th CPC National Congress will be a congress of unity, victory and endeavor, reads the editorial. ■