An article on the Party’s united front work in the new era by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will be published on Tuesday.
The article by Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will be published in this year’s second issue of the Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee.
The article stresses that since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the Party has made comprehensive plans on the united front work and pushed forward the work to achieve historic progress.
The most important achievement of the Party’s united front work in the new era is the development of the important thought on improving the Party’s united front work in the new era. The thought has provided a set of new concepts, ideas and strategies to enhance and improve the united front work, the article notes.
The article summarizes the thought into 12 aspects:
— The important role of the united front should be given full play;
— Efforts should be done to pool support and strength;
— Efforts should be done to balance commonality and diversity;
— China’s new type of political party system should be upheld, developed and improved;
— The Party’s work on ethnic affairs should focus on forging a strong sense of community for the Chinese nation;
— The principle that religions in China must be Chinese in orientation should be upheld;
— Better work should be done to unite intellectuals who are not Party members and people from emerging social groups;
— Efforts should be made to facilitate the healthy development of the non-public sector and those working in it;
— United front work in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan and among overseas Chinese should be improved to rally support;
— The ranks of non-Party representative figures should be strengthened;
— The laws underlying the united front work should be better understood;
— The Party’s overall leadership over the united front work should be enhanced.
The article calls on the whole Party to fully and faithfully implement the thought.