While presiding over a group study session on Thursday of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central CommitteeCPC Central Committee - the Party's central decision-making body, Xi urged officials to use Thought to strengthen political leadership, expand paths of practice and solve problems in development.
He said that the Chinese path to modernization could be more prominent, its strengths more distinctive and prospects even brighter in the future.
Liu Guozhong, Li Ganjie, Li Shulei, He Weidong and Chen Min'er, all members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central CommitteeCPC Central Committee, shared their understanding of studying and applying the Thought during the group study session.
The Political Bureau announced on the same day that it was going to launch a thematic campaign for the entire Party to study and implement the Thought starting from April.
Xi said that the study session was held to set a good example for the whole Party to study and implement the Thought and strengthen the ideological and theoretical foundation.
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He pointed out that it is the key experience for the CPC to create history and achieve brilliance by arming the whole Party with the latest outcomes from adapting Marxism to the Chinese context and using them to guide practice and promote work.
He noted that the Party is faced with complex situations both at home and abroad on the new journey in the new era, with challenging tasks related to domestic reform, development and stability, as well as uncertain and unpredictable risks and challenges ahead.
To meet the strategic goals set at the 20th CPC National Congress, it is imperative that all Party members and officials, particularly senior officials, further advance their study and implementation of the Thought, Xi said.
The general secretary encouraged officials to use the Thought to solve various problems in socioeconomic development, fully apply the new development philosophy, advance high-quality growth and promote common prosperity.
It is important to use the Thought to prevent and defuse major risks, be mindful of potential dangers, be prepared to deal with worst-case scenarios and to resolutely prevent various risks from getting out of control, Xi said.
He said that efforts must be made to solve emerging and deep-rooted problems and ensure that the Party never changes its nature, conviction or character in order to advance the Party's full and rigorous self-governance.