Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 5th, People's Daily, December 6th editorial: Remember the merits, inherit the legacy, unite and struggle
On November 30, 2022, our beloved Comrade Jiang Zemin passed away in Shanghai due to illness.
The whole party, the whole army and the people of all ethnic groups in the country are full of respect and affection, deeply mourning and extremely sad.
Comrade Jiang Zemin is recognized by our Party, our army, and the people of all nationalities as an outstanding leader with high prestige, a great Marxist, a great proletarian revolutionist, statesman, military strategist, diplomat, and a long-tested communist fighter. An outstanding leader of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the core of the party's third-generation central leadership collective, and the main founder of the important thought of "Three Represents".
Comrade Jiang Zemin's death is an immeasurable loss to our party, our army and our people of all ethnic groups.
The Party Central Committee called on the whole party, the whole army and the people of all ethnic groups to turn their grief into strength, inherit Comrade Jiang Zemin's behest, and express our condolences with practical actions.
We cherish the memory of Comrade Jiang Zemin's glorious achievements.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, serious political turmoil occurred at home and abroad, and serious twists and turns occurred in world socialism. The development of my country's socialist cause faced unprecedented difficulties and pressures.
At this important historical juncture that determines the future and destiny of the party and the country, Comrade Jiang Zemin led the party's central leadership collective, closely relied on the whole party, the whole army and the people of all ethnic groups in the country, defended the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and opened up the country's reform and opening up and social progress. A new situation in socialist modernization.
In the thirteen years from the Fourth Plenary Session of the Thirteenth Central Committee of the Party to the Sixteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the international and domestic situations were very complicated. The Chinese Communists, represented by Comrade Jiang Zemin, adhered to the party's basic theory and line, and established a social The goal and basic framework of the reform of the socialist market economic system established the basic economic system in which public ownership is the mainstay in the primary stage of socialism and the economy of multiple ownerships develops together, and the distribution system in which distribution according to work is the mainstay and multiple distribution methods coexist, creating a comprehensive reform. Open up a new situation, advance the new great project of party building, and successfully push socialism with Chinese characteristics into the 21st century.
Under the collective leadership of the party's third-generation central leadership with Comrade Jiang Zemin at the core, we have calmly responded to a series of international emergencies related to my country's sovereignty and security, overcome difficulties and risks in the political, economic and natural worlds, and guaranteed The ship of reform, opening up, and socialist modernization has always sailed in the right direction through the waves.
In the thirteen years since the Fourth Plenary Session of the Thirteenth Central Committee of the Party, the great achievements of our Party and the country are inseparable from Comrade Jiang Zemin's great talent, key role, and superb political leadership as a Marxist statesman.
During his tenure as the chairman of the Central Military Commission, Comrade Jiang Zemin had a profound insight into and grasped the major changes in the domestic and foreign situations and the development trend of the new military revolution in the world. Thought and Deng Xiaoping's thought on army building in the new era, created Jiang Zemin's thought on national defense and army building, and led the modernization of national defense and army to make great achievements.
Comrade Jiang Zemin attaches great importance to major strategic issues related to the cause of the party and the people.
After retiring from the leadership position, Comrade Jiang Zemin firmly supported and supported the work of the Party Central Committee, cared about the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and firmly supported the building of a clean and honest Party and the fight against corruption.
We cherish the memory of Comrade Jiang Zemin's outstanding theoretical contributions.
Comrade Jiang Zemin adheres to the ideological line of Marxism, respects practice and the masses, accurately grasps the characteristics of the times, scientifically judges the historical position of our party, and focuses on the theme of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, in reform, development, stability, internal affairs, foreign affairs, national defense, and party governance. A series of new ideas, new viewpoints, and new conclusions have been put forward in various aspects such as governing the country and the army, and have made outstanding contributions to upholding and developing the party's basic theory, basic line, basic program, and basic experience.
In particular, he pooled the wisdom of the whole party to create the important thought of "Three Represents", realized the party's guiding ideology to keep pace with the times, and reflected the great political courage and theoretical courage of a true Marxist.
The important thought of "Three Represents" highlights that our party always represents the development requirements of China's advanced productive forces, represents the direction of China's advanced culture, and represents the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people. The trend of development and the requirements of my country's social development and progress reflect the interests and aspirations of the people of all ethnic groups in the country, and grasp the fundamentals of improving the party's ruling ability, consolidating the party's ruling position, and fulfilling the party's ruling mission under the new situation.
The most distinctive feature and the most outstanding contribution of the important thinking of the "Three Represents" lies in the use of a series of closely related and interlinked new ideas, new viewpoints and new conclusions to further answer the questions of what is socialism and how to build socialism, and creatively Answering the question of what kind of party to build and how to build the party is the inheritance and development of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, and Deng Xiaoping Theory, which deepens our understanding of advancing the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics and strengthening party building under the conditions of the new era. awareness of the law.
We cherish the memory of Comrade Jiang Zemin's excellent character and noble demeanor.
Comrade Jiang Zemin has a far-sighted vision and assesses the situation. He always observes and thinks about problems from the perspective of the general development trend of China and the world, and the overall work of the party and the country, and constantly promotes theoretical innovation and innovation in other aspects.
Comrade Jiang Zemin has firm beliefs and is decisive in dealing with affairs. He always puts the party and the people at the top of his mind, unswervingly adheres to the ideals and beliefs of communists, and has the extraordinary courage to make bold decisions and great courage to carry out theoretical innovations at critical moments.
Comrade Jiang Zemin respected practice and kept pace with the times. He always firmly grasped the pulse and opportunities of the development of the times, insisted on summing up experience and finding ways from the real practice of the party and the people, and pushed forward various tasks of the party and the country in a down-to-earth and pioneering manner.
Comrade Jiang Zemin respects and cares for the masses, always pays close attention to the safety and well-being of the masses, and tests and promotes work based on the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people.
Comrade Jiang Zemin's excellent character and noble demeanor will always educate and inspire us to move forward.
In the new period of reform, opening up and socialist modernization, the Chinese Communists have continued to struggle, and our country has achieved a historic breakthrough from relatively backward productivity to the world's second largest economic aggregate, and realized people's livelihood from insufficient food and clothing to overall well-off , towards a historic leap towards a well-off society in an all-round way.
Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has united and led the entire Party, the entire army, and the people of all ethnic groups in the country to lead the great struggle, great project, great cause, and great dream, creating a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The goal of building a moderately prosperous society has been achieved as scheduled, and the cause of the party and the country has made historic achievements and undergone historic changes, pushing my country to embark on a new journey of comprehensively building a modern socialist country.
The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China formulated the major policies of the party and the country for the current and future period, and described a grand blueprint for comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation through Chinese-style modernization.
On the new journey, we must more consciously unite around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, adhere to the party's basic theory, basic line, and basic strategy, deeply understand the decisive significance of the "two establishments", and strengthen the "four consciousnesses". ", strengthen the "four self-confidence", achieve "two safeguards", persevere in promoting comprehensive and strict governance of the party, deeply promote the new great project of party building in the new era, lead the social revolution with the party's self-revolution, and make our party stick to The original mission has always been the strong leadership core of the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
We must adhere to Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thought of "Three Represents" and the Scientific Outlook on Development, comprehensively implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and persist in combining the basic principles of Marxism with China's specific reality. Integrate with the excellent traditional Chinese culture, insist on emancipating the mind, seeking truth from facts, advancing with the times, seeking truth and being pragmatic, courageously carrying out theoretical exploration and innovation, and constantly opening up a new realm of Sinicization and modernization of Marxism in the great practice of the new era, so that contemporary Chinese Marxism radiates a more brilliant light of truth.
We must unswervingly adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party of China, adhere to socialism with Chinese characteristics, insist on putting the development of the country and the nation on the basis of our own strength, firmly grasp the destiny of China's development and progress, and unite as one to build a comprehensive society. We will work hard to strengthen the socialist modernized country and achieve the second centenary goal, comprehensively promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation with Chinese-style modernization, promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, and create a new form of human civilization.
We must adhere to the fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly, firmly establish the views of the masses, implement the mass line, respect the people's pioneering spirit, insist on doing everything for the people, relying on the people in all things, coming from the masses, going to the masses, and always maintaining the unity of the masses. The flesh-and-blood ties with the people have always breathed, shared fate, and connected hearts with the people.
We must work hard to study the important thinking of the "Three Represents", learn from Comrade Jiang Zemin's revolutionary spirit and style, and learn from his scientific attitude and creative spirit of using Marxist positions, viewpoints, and methods to study new situations and solve new problems. We will work together to build a prosperous, strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious and beautiful socialist modern power.
The great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has condensed the painstaking efforts and struggles of generations of Communists, including Comrade Jiang Zemin.
On the way forward, the entire Party, the entire army, and the people of all ethnic groups across the country must, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, fully implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and carry forward the great spirit of party building. With firm confidence and one heart and one mind, we will work hard and forge ahead bravely, and work together to build a modern socialist country in an all-round way and promote the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in an all-round way.
Dear Comrade Jiang Zemin is immortal!