BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping called for unswerving adherence to and improvement of the Communist Party of China (CPC) leadership, at a high-level workshop in preparation for the 19th CPC National Congress.
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the call at the workshop attended by provincial and ministerial officials, which ran from Wednesday to Thursday.
Xi called for the building of a stronger Party, noting that only by ensuring the strong vitality and strength of the CPC, can the Party lead the people to successfully deal with major challenges, resist major risks, overcome major obstacles and resolve major conflicts, in order to claim one victory after another.
"Practice has told us that the governance of the CPC concerns not only the future and destiny of the Party, but also that of our nation," he said. "We must improve the governance of the Party with greater determination, courage and effort."
"The strict governance of the Party will always be an ongoing process," Xi continued, stressing that the future of a political party or a regime is ultimately determined by whether the people are for or against it.
While affirming the accomplishments the Party has made in its self governance since its 18th National Congress, Xi warned against complacency and blind optimism, as the Party still has a long way to go to achieve strict self governance.
The Party should continue to be problem-oriented, maintain composure, and deepen the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party with more scientific, precise and effective measures, Xi said.
It is important to make sure that the Party and the people always think and act in unison, so that the Party can lead the Chinese people towards the glorious victory, he continued.