General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPPCC), Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping received on December 29 at the Great Hall of the People the heads of the diplomatic and consular corps participating in the conference of the heads of the corps diplomatic and consular meetings of 2023. Permanent member of the Political Bureau of the CCPCC and head of the General Directorate of the CCPCC, Cai Qi was present at the meeting.
The 2023 conference of heads of diplomatic and consular corps was held on Friday, December 29, in Beijing. In the morning, at around 11:40 a.m., applause rang out for a long time as Xi Jinping arrived accompanied in the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People. The Secretary General greeted the heads of the diplomatic and consular corps by raising his hands, spoke kindly with them, before having a group photo taken with the participants.
The Secretary General fully recognized the important diplomatic achievements achieved in the new era and asked the heads of the diplomatic and consular corps to learn and apply, on the one hand, in depth, as well as the spirit of the 20th National Party Congress, the spirit of the central conference on work relating to foreign affairs, that the thinking on socialism with Chinese characteristics of the new era, especially that on diplomacy, and on the other hand, to carefully acquaint of the international environment and the historic mission facing Chinese diplomacy in the new march of the new era, in order to constantly usher in new perspectives of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, while raising the standard high aimed at building a community with a shared future for humanity.
To loud applause, he delivered an important speech. According to the Secretary-General, in recent years, as the COVID-19 pandemic raged and spread, external pressures and restrictions continued to increase, which posed extraordinary challenges for Chinese diplomacy and put everyone through extraordinary trials. In the past years, comrades have set out in the name of the homeland as diplomatic envoys abroad, working and fighting stubbornly throughout the world for the great national family, leaving their own families aside. To them the grateful homeland!
The Secretary General expressed on behalf of the CCPCC his sincere considerations to the heads of the diplomatic and consular corps as well as to all comrades on the diplomatic front.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the context where the 20th Party Congress has implemented strategic planning to comprehensively promote the building of a great modern socialist country and national rejuvenation through Chinese modernization, the Major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics will enter a new phase which would involve more actions. We must adhere to the centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee and put forward the valuable experiences of Chinese diplomacy in the new era, strengthen unity, bring into play combativeness, overcome all difficulties and obstacles, so as to achieve new and greater victories.
According to him, the central conference on foreign affairs work, which was held recently, clearly defined the direction through the objectives, guiding principles, strategic provisions and basic tasks of foreign affairs work, analyzing the international situation and the external environment at present and for a specific period to come. It is imperative for everyone to practically implement the decisions and provisions of the central conference on foreign affairs work and achieve new achievements with a more vigorous and energetic spirit.
First, one must keep in mind the original commitment and mission, demonstrating loyalty to the Party in practice. Loyalty to the Party, country and people is an honorable tradition of China’s diplomatic front. Diplomatic people go to the four corners of the world, each carrying their own mission. Wherever they go, they must never forget why they are initially engaged and their “diplomatic scepter” must be kept in mind. It is important to use the Party’s innovative theories to arm its ideology, to build insight capable of distinguishing good from evil, and therefore to anticipate the right political direction. . It is necessary to understand in depth what concerns the supreme interests of the Party and the country, and to ensure the correct understanding and proper application of the foreign policy of the Central Committee.
Second, we must strengthen the sense of responsibility and active spirit, demonstrating entrepreneurship based on a brave and pioneering spirit. It is necessary to ensure the proper learning, excellent understanding and real application of the thought on socialist diplomacy with Chinese characteristics for the new era, forge ahead in facing all difficulties, and resolutely shoulder the responsibilities while remaining active. It is important to strengthen the building of diplomatic skills by emphasizing truth-seeking and pragmatism, keep a clear and clear mind, and take more practical measures by focusing on the need to serve the whole situation. and answer difficult questions. It is important to excel at making friends, prioritizing both number and quality, so that the work of winning the hearts of people abroad is carried out not only through official channels, but also through through the popular masses. We must know how to tell Chinese history, notably by using an internationalized language and manner, by associating the foreign with China and history with the present, in order to make China of the new era better known to the world.
Third, we must dare to fight and know how to fight, showing firmness to defend the interests of the country. It is necessary to strengthen confidence and morale, maintain strategic composure, refrain from thinking the worst, effectively safeguard the sovereignty, security and development interests of the country, by publicizing both an attitude going so far as to demand preparation for war as critical as the moment to keep an arrow on the string, as a firm desire to oppose the policy of the strongest. We must strengthen the planning of strategies and tactics, further promote the magic weapon of the united front, and make good use of multilateral mechanisms and rules to gain the understanding and support of the vast majority of the international community. .
Fourth, stick to self-revolution, showing determination to promote the full implementation of strict discipline within the Party. Each head of diplomatic or consular corps must scrupulously assume primary responsibility for the management and governance of the Party, and comprehensively promote the building of the Party in light of the spirit of self-revolution. It is necessary to consolidate the ideological line of defense, and make oneself a lucid person who has firm political conviction and strictly respects the rules and discipline, demonstrating self-respect, self-respect at all times. -examination, self-vigilance and self-encouragement. A good team is only possible following hard training and good management. We must therefore adhere to rigor in improving morality and in the application of discipline within the Party, give first place to discipline and rules, apply rigor towards oneself, rigorously assume the responsibilities that are its own and exercise rigorous control over everything within its jurisdiction, in order to forge a diplomatic iron army loyal to the Party, with a strong sense of responsibility, the courage and knowledge of fighting, and discipline rigorous
Foreign Minister Wang Yi, also a member of the CCPCC Political Bureau, attended the meeting before delivering a speech at the 2023 Conference of Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Corps. He indicated that: one must thoroughly learn and understand the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech and that of the Central Conference on Foreign Affairs Work, fully realizing the important theoretical innovation and profound historical significance and sustainable development of Xi Jinping Thought on diplomacy, so as to constantly open up, under the latter’s guidance, new perspectives of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, by meeting formidable challenges and working hard in an entrepreneurial spirit.
Permanent member of the CCPCC Political Bureau and head of the CCPCC General Directorate, Cai Qi was also present at this meeting.
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