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Xi: Firm CPC leadership must be upheld

Updated: 2021-07-01



BEIJING — Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said that the firm leadership of the CPC must be upheld.

Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks at a ceremony held in Beijing to mark the centenary of the Party on July 1.

The leadership of the Party is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and constitutes the greatest strength of this system, Xi said.

It is the foundation and lifeblood of the Party and the country, and the crux upon which the interests and well-being of all Chinese people depend, he added.