Science-Tech System Reform Plan - Party's Control over Education - Elderly Care Guideline - State Council on Local Gov't Bonds - 6th Plenum Propaganda - Li Hongzhong: It's all about Xi as the Core
Here are the stories and pieces from the November 25, 2021, edition of the People’s Daily that I found noteworthy.
Page 1: The lead story talks about Xi chairing the 22nd meeting of the Central Committee for Deepening Overall Reform (English report). A bunch of documents were approved at the meeting.
These include the Three-Year Plan for the Reform of the Science and Technology System (2021-2023), guidelines on Accelerating the Development of the National Unified Power Market System, guidelines on Establishing the Principal Responsibility System of the Party Organizations in Primary and Middle Schools, the guidelines related to cultural relics and expanding the international influence of Chinese culture, and some measures to support the Zhongguancun National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone in carrying out high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement reform.
The report says that:
Xi emphasised the importance of accelerating the pace of building a system to support high-level self-reliance and self-strengthening of science and technology.
He called for following the rules of electricity market operation and market economy, improving the overall planning of the electricity market, and allowing electricity resources to be shared and better allocated in broader areas across the country. Xi wants to build “a unified, open, competitive and orderly electricity market system, which is at the same time safe, efficient and well-governed.”
He talked about the importance of “strengthening the Party’s overall leadership over education” as being the “fundamental guarantee for running education well.” Doing so, requires the establishment of the “principal responsibility system” under the leadership of Party organizations in primary and middle schools. He stressed that “political standards and requirements should be upheld during the whole process of education.”
He talked about the “protection and utilisation of cultural relics.” The aim is to make them “better known to the public and in the international community.”
The story then focuses on each domain. It says that while a “basic systems in science and technology” has been established and “substantial progress” has been made in reform of some important areas and key links, China’s science and technology system still suffers from “prominent weaknesses” and some “deep-seated institutional obstacles.” To address this, the meeting called for “giving full play to the role of the Party and the state as leaders and organizers of major scientific and technological innovations, building an efficient organization system for tackling key core technological problems, establishing a mission-driven and task-oriented national laboratory system, building basic discipline research centers, and strengthening systematic competitiveness.” It also talked about the importance of giving “full play to the main role of enterprises in scientific and technological innovation, promoting the formation of a virtuous circle of science and technology, industry and finance, and accelerating the application of scientific and technological achievements.”
The meeting talks about boosting the transformation of the government’s role in technology management. This partly entails “strengthening leadership and guidance over major research projects and providing enterprises with more precise guidance and services.” The report talks about the importance of delegating power to research institutions and researchers in light of their tasks and actual work conditions, and the need to establish a system of accountability” which would ensure that there is “responsibility, management, and oversight, so that “those who fail to use the authorisation properly and perform their duties properly are held accountable.” In addition, the meeting discussed measures related to talents, emphasising “the development of national strategic talents.” 会议强调，要强化国家战略科技力量，发挥党和国家作为重大科技创新领导者、组织者的作用，构建关键核心技术攻关的高效组织体系，建立使命驱动、任务导向的国家实验室体系，布局建设基础学科研究中心，改革创新重大科技项目立项和组织管理方式，加强体系化竞争力量。要优化科技力量结构，发挥企业在科技创新中的主体作用，推动形成科技、产业、金融良性循环，加速推进科技成果转化应用。要完善科技人才培养、使用、评价、服务、支持、激励等体制机制，加快建设国家战略人才力量，在履行国家使命中成就人才、激发主体活力。要以更大勇气加快转变政府科技管理职能，坚持抓战略、抓改革、抓规划、抓服务的定位，强化规划政策引导，加强对重大科研项目的领导和指导，为企业提供更加精准的指导和服务。要根据任务需要和工作实际向科研单位和科研人员充分授权，建立责任制，立“军令状”，做到有责任、有管理、有监管，用不好授权、履责不到位的要问责，保证下放的权限接得住、用得好。
On the power market bit, I think Xinhua English has a good summary:
The meeting pledged to improve the multi-level and unified electricity market system, accelerate the development of a national electricity market, encourage the coordinated operations and integrated development of electricity markets at all levels, unify trading rules and technical standards, and promote a diversified competition market pattern. Work will be done to improve the mechanisms through which the prices of coal-fired electricity are set by the market, effectively balance power supply and demand, ensure the electricity supply for basic public services, and maintain the relative stability of electricity prices for residential use, agricultural affairs and public utilities, it said. The meeting also said the construction of a power market that is adaptable to power structure adjustments should be advanced, the orderly trading of new energy should be pushed forward, and the supporting role of the electricity market in the clean, low-carbon transition of the energy sector should be given full play.
With regard to the pilot work on education, the meeting talked about grasping the importance of ideological and political work in primary and middle schools. It called to “carry out in-depth education of socialist core values, do a good job in moral education for students, deeply integrate the promotion of revolutionary tradition and inheritance of red genes into school education, cultivate the feelings of loving the party, patriotism, people and socialism, and strive to cultivate socialist builders and successors…” 要把思想政治工作紧紧抓在手上，深入开展社会主义核心价值观教育，抓好学生德育工作，把弘扬革命传统、传承红色基因深刻融入到学校教育中来，厚植爱党、爱国、爱人民、爱社会主义的情感，努力培养德智体美劳全面发展的社会主义建设者和接班人。
Second, there’s a full guideline to implement the national strategy to address population ageing and boost the sense of fulfilment, happiness and safety among the elderly (English report). First, the guiding ideology is Xi Jinping Thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. It also talks about ensuring that the concept of “healthy ageing is integrated into the whole process of economic and social development.” It also calls to “vigorously carry forward the traditional virtues of filial piety and respect for the elderly,” “promote the coordinated development of old-age services, health services, social security, social participation, rights and interests protection, etc.”
The working principles are:
Under Party leadership, give full play to the government’s leading role in promoting the work regarding the ageing population with the participation of the public and the whole people to provide basic public services. Give full play to market mechanisms to provide the elderly population diversified products and services. Pay attention to the roles of families and individuals in providing care for the elderly, promoting the participation of each person in programs for seniors.
Have systematic planning and comprehensive policies. Here, the document talks about ensuring that “all policies and systems have consistent goals.” It is important to “strive to achieve a sense of security, medical care, a sense of worthiness, a sense of learning and happiness for the elderly, so that the elderly can share the fruits of reform and development and enjoy a happy old age.”
Ensure coordinated development of programs and industries for the elderly, as well as basic public services and diversified services. Make overall plans for institutional arrangements such as economic security, service security, spiritual care, etc.
Focus on grassroots development and solving the most pressing problems concerning healthy elderly care, continue to ensure basic care, promote equity and improve quality, and do our best to ensure that everyone has access to basic elderly care and public health services.
The next section talks about specific steps to improve the elderly care system. The key points mentioned herein are:
It is the responsibility of local governments to explore and promote the establishment of a model for professional institutions serving the elderly. Local governments must guide the standardised development of these institutions, and guide them to provide sustained and stable services. Facilities for the elderly in rural areas should be combined with the implementation of the rural revitalisation strategy.
Public institutions should give priority to seniors with financial difficulties who have a mental or physical disability, are widowed or have made important contributions to society. Formulate policies for the management of service fees collected in advance by elderly care institutions and strictly prevent money laundering and fraud.
Local governments should draw up a list of basic old-age services based on their financial affordability, and provide appropriate services such as old-age security, living care, rehabilitation care and social assistance to different groups of elderly people with health, disability and economic difficulties. The list should clearly define the service target, service content, service standard and expenditure responsibility, and be dynamically adjusted in light of economic and social development and scientific and technological progress. By 2022, a comprehensive capability assessment system for the elderly will be established, and the assessment results will be recognised across departments across the country.
Expand the coverage of old-age insurance and gradually realise full statutory coverage of basic old-age insurance. Realise the national pooling of basic endowment insurance for enterprise employees as soon as possible. Improve the adjustment mechanism of basic old-age insurance benefits, and ensure the basic livelihood of the recipients.
This Global Times report summarises the next section well:
The coverage of family doctor contracted services for the disabled, seriously ill, and low-income seniors should be increased and the quality of services should be improved. Also, local authorities should expand the scope of home-based medical services, such as home sickbeds and door-to-door visits, and reimburse relevant medical expenses in accordance with regulations. The community-level medical and health institutions should also provide quality traditional Chinese medicine services for the elderly. The guidelines urged to strengthen the construction of national geriatric medical centers and establish a number of regional medical centers and geriatric departments in general hospitals. By 2025 the proportion of geriatric departments in secondary and above general hospitals should reach over 60 percent. By the end of 2025, every county should have more than one institution providing services for the extremely poor with medical care. Qualified family members of the disabled elderly, who participate in nursing and other relevant vocational skills training, shall be given subsidies according to regulations, said the guidelines.
The next section talks about social participation by the elderly. This discusses educational opportunities. In this, there is a mention of establishing a national university for the elderly. In addition, it talks about the need to raise the quality of cultural and sporting services for the elderly, developing tourism products, and fully tapping into their potential by providing flexible employment, training and volunteering opportunities.
At one point, in this section, the document calls for promoting the Silver Age Action initiative and to encourage elderly to participate in community-level democratic supervision, changing customs, civil mediation, and cultural, educational, and public health activities through voluntary service. It calls for the elderly to play a positive role in family education and inheritance of family traditions; to strengthen the building of community-level Party organizations for retired cadres and workers, encourage veteran Party members to transfer their organisational ties to their habitual residence in a timely manner, and guide them to play their roles in light of their actual conditions to do a good job in spiritual care and ideological guidance for the elderly. It also promises an overhaul of unreasonable regulations that prevent older people from continuing to function. 深入开展“银龄行动”，引导老年人以志愿服务形式积极参与基层民主监督、移风易俗、民事调解、文教卫生等活动。发挥老年人在家庭教育、家风传承等方面的积极作用。加强离退休干部职工基层党组织建设，鼓励老党员将组织关系及时转入经常居住地，引导老党员结合自身实际发挥作用，做好老年人精神关爱和思想引导工作。全面清理阻碍老年人继续发挥作用的不合理规定.
The next section talks about building an elderly-friendly society. This includes protection of rights and interests, access to litigation. It includes making the living environment elderly friendly, which entails taking the needs of the elderly into account in construction and housing plans, and ensuring technological support. It also includes enhancing social respect for the elderly. This, for instance, is being done through preferential treatment and subsidised access to services.
The following section talks about growing the “silver-haired economy.” This talks about supporting the development of industries tailored to fit the food, medical, and insurance needs of the elderly. In addition, there’s a focus on housing and related facilities for the elderly. It also talks about implementing fiscal and tax support policies and encouraging public welfare social organizations and charitable organizations to increase their input in programs for the elderly.
Third, we have a report about the State Council’s weekly meeting. Xinhua English has a detailed report, which accords with the PD report. It says that the meeting discussed the management of special local government bonds, optimise utilisation of the funds and strengthen their supervision. It adds that”
Since the beginning of this year, in accordance with the newly-added quota approved by the National People’s Congress, local authorities have issued and utilised special local government bonds as appropriate, providing a strong underpinning for the development of key projects and major livelihood programs. Facing the new downward economic pressure, China will enhance cross-cyclical adjustments. While strengthening local government debt management and forestalling and defusing risks on a sustained basis, the special bond management policies for this year and the next will be aligned in a coordinated way to better harness the funds raised from special bonds issuance in spurring private investment and expand effective investment. This is conducive to boosting domestic demand and spurring consumption. ‘In recent years, local government debt management has yielded positive results. Hidden debts have come down, and the government’s overall leverage ratio has moderately declined while maintaining stability. We should continue to consolidate the gains,’ Li said.”
Going forward, the report says:
First, speed up the issuance of surplus quotas this year.
Second, in keeping with the requirement of project-based funding allocation, projects and financial needs for next year’s special bonds will be identified. Provincial-level governments are required to strengthen coordination, step up the preliminary work and reserves of projects that meet the needs of economic and social development, and kick-start mature projects at an appropriate time.
Third, the quota and distribution plans for next year’s special bonds will be crafted in light of both local conditions and the need for coordinated development across regions. The funds shall not be used in an undifferentiated manner.
Fourth, funds must be used for effective results. More rigorous examination and supervision will be enforced on the recipients and other aspects in the use of funds. Spending on government buildings, projects solely for the sake of appearances and unnecessary projects pursued solely for landscaping is prohibited. Any embezzlement, breach of disbursement regulations, and long-term idleness of funds will be resolutely deterred.
The other aspect that the meeting focussed on is the direct settlement of medical expenses across provinces. “In the first 10 months of this year, more than 10 million in-patient and out-patient expenses were directly settled across provinces. The next step is to expand the achievements of this reform to benefit the people and, proceed based on actual conditions, and solidly promote the direct settlement service of medical expenses in different provinces and places, which is more convenient and efficient.” 今年前10个月，全国住院和门诊费用跨省直接结算超过1000万人次。下一步，要拓展这项惠民改革成果，从实际出发，扎实推进跨省异地就医费用直接结算服务更便捷、更高效.
Next, Li Zhanshu met with Anita Demetriou, President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus (English report). Li said that “the bilateral relationship has become a model for equal treatment and win-win cooperation between countries of different sizes.” He wants the two sides to “strengthen mutual political support and firmly support each other on issues involving each other’s core interests and major concerns, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and strengthen cooperation on infrastructure, communication, green development and health, under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.”
He also “appreciates Cyprus’ support for strengthening dialogue and cooperation between the Europe Union and China so as to jointly safeguard world peace, stability and prosperity.” Xinhua says that Demetriou said that Cyprus firmly adheres to the one-China principle and will actively participate in the joint development of the Belt and Road Initiative and strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with China in various fields.
There’s also a report (English report) about Wang Yang speaking at the Standing Committee session of the CPPCC National Committee. Wang wants leading national political advisors to thoroughly study and implement the spirit of the 6th plenum. Wang said that the Standing Committee members of the CPPCC National Committee are the ‘critical minority’ of the national political advisors across the country, and studying and implementing the guiding principles from the CPC plenum are primary political tasks, both now and in the future.
Wang said that the ‘two establishments’ is a major historical conclusion drawn from summing up the Party’s century-long struggle and great practice. This is a “major political judgment that reflects the common will of the whole party and the common aspirations of the people, and is of decisive significance to promoting the historical process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” Wang called on the Standing Committee members of the CPPCC National Committee to align their thinking and actions with the guiding principles of the plenum.
Also at the meeting Fu Zhenghua was voted out from the post of deputy head of the Committee on Social and Legal Affairs of the CPPCC National Committee, and his and Dou Rongxing’s membership to the 13th CPPCC National Committee was revoked.
Page 2: Two reports to note. First, Hu Chunhua co-hosted the chairpersons’ meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Cooperation of Northeast China and the Far East and Baikal Region of Russia, together with Yury Trutnev, Russian deputy prime minister and the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia.
Hu said China is willing to work with Russia to enhance agricultural cooperation, expand coal trade, deepen cooperation on ports and cross-border infrastructure, and explore new areas of cooperation such as green-related fields and urban construction, to constantly expand the breadth and depth of cooperation.
Two more reports to read on the China-Russia dynamic:
China, Russia to further boost trade with more agriculture, energy deals expected
China and Russia move closer to de facto military alliance amid US pressure
Second, Wang Yi met with (English report) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. Some of the key points were:
China welcomes Iran’s decision to invite chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi to visit the country this week. This has sent positive signals to the world, Wang said.
The Iranian side thanked China for upholding justice in the Iranian nuclear issue and international affairs.
Wang said that the so-called Summit for Democracy proposed by the US is, in essence, to instigate division in the world under the banner of democracy, encourage camp confrontation with ideological lines and carry out American-style transformation of other sovereign countries to serve the strategic needs of the U.S. itself. This practice goes against the trend of the times and is doomed to have no future.
Abdollahian said the comprehensive cooperation plan between Iran and China has pushed the bilateral relations to a new stage, and Iran is willing to deepen exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields. Iran resolutely opposes unilateralism, bullying, double standards and interference in China's sovereignty and internal affairs, he said. He also condemned the politicization of sports events and believes that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be a complete success.
Page 4: A report on the Central Propaganda Department and other senior cadres talking about the 6th Plenum spirit in different parts of the country. So we have:
Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang spoke to Party members, cadres and representatives of the masses from party and government organs in Shanghai, enterprises and institutions, and at grassroots level. Li spoke about the history resolution and how Xi Thought “has achieved a new leap in the sinicization of Marxism.”
Xinjiang Party Secretary Chen Quanguo spoke in Urumqi. He said that the ‘two establishments’ reflected the common aspiration of the whole party, the whole army and the people of all ethnic groups in China, and was of decisive significance to the development of the cause of the party and the country in the new era and the historical process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
In Jinan, Ouyang Song spoke at Shandong University and the CRRC Shandong Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd about the 6th Plenum outcomes.
In Nanning, Qu Qingshan spoke at different forums
In Lhasa, it was Lin Shangli, member of the Central Propaganda Department and deputy director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, who did the talking.
In Xining, Qinghai, it was Chen Li who did the propaganda; in Yinchuan, Ningxia, Tian Peiyan was the person leading the propaganda work on the 6th Plenum.
Second, a report about Huang Kunming’s comments at a meeting of the central group on party history study and education. He said that “we should focus on in-depth study and implementation of the spirit of the 6th Plenum, deepen and expand the learning and education of Party history, guide Party members and cadres to enhance their political consciousness, strengthen their historical self-confidence, and learn the party history, do practical things and create new situations.” He also emphasised the importance of the “two establishments” as being of decisive significance and having a profound understanding of these as a basic requirement.
Page 6: Today’s long piece is by Li Hongzhong, Party Secretary of Tianjin. Li quotes the 6th Plenum resolution saying that “as long as we uphold the Party’s overall leadership, resolutely safeguard the Party’s core and authority of the Party Central Committee, give full play to the political advantages of the Party’s leadership, and implement the Party’s leadership in all fields and links of the Party and state’s undertakings, we will certainly be able to ensure that the whole Party, the whole army and the people of all ethnic groups in the country move forward in unity.” He says that this is of “fundamental, overall and decisive significance.”
In the first section, Li basically talks about upholding the core. He says that the two safeguards have become the common will of the whole Party in its revolutionary development. It has “become the most valuable major political achievement of our Party since the 18th Party Congress.” In making this point, he says that at the Zunyi Conference in January 1935, Mao’s leading and core position in the CPC Central Committee and the Red Army had been established. However, it took some time for the whole Party to truly realize the significance of safeguarding the core of the Party and the authority of the CPC Central Committee and take voluntary actions to do so. He talks about Zhang Guotao and Wang Ming’s examples.
We also get Mao’s comment about the peach having a single core and then later a quote from Deng about the importance of the core. Interestingly, all Li says about the 1981 history resolution’s criticism of Mao is that it “made a scientific evaluation of Comrade Mao Zedong'’s historical position and of Mao Zedong Thought.”
Li argues that for some time, there have been challenges that have seen the weakening, dilution and marginalisation of the Party’s leadership. With Xi as the core, the Central Committee has made clear that the leadership of the CPC is the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the greatest advantage of the system. To persist in and strengthen the overall leadership of the Party, we must first safeguard the authority of the Party Central Committee and its centralised and unified leadership. The whole Party must consciously strengthen the four consciousnesses, the four self-confidences and achieve the two safeguards. 中国特色社会主义进入新时代，党的领导全面加强，“两个维护”成为全党在革命性锻造中形成的共同意志，成为党的十八大以来我们党最可宝贵的重大政治成果。针对一段时期以来党内存在不少落实党的领导弱化、虚化、淡化、边缘化问题，以习近平同志为核心的党中央旗帜鲜明提出，中国共产党领导是中国特色社会主义最本质的特征，是中国特色社会主义制度的最大优势；坚持和加强党的全面领导，首先要维护党中央权威和集中统一领导，全党必须自觉增强“四个意识”、坚定“四个自信”、做到“两个维护.
Later in the paragraph, Li talks about Xi’s positive comments about Mao and Deng, and then his efforts to “put forward the methodological principles of historical materialism to evaluate historical figures and revolutionary leaders, resolutely preventing subversive mistakes on major issues.” He also talks about specific actions taken against “Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai, Sun Zhengcai, Ling Jihua and other serious cases of violation of discipline and law.” These steps, he argues, “have comprehensively strengthened the leadership of the Party and effectively safeguarded the core of the Party and the authority of the CPC Central Committee.”
The next paragraph heaps praise on Xi. He says that the history resolution speaks “highly of the outstanding historical contributions made by General Secretary Xi Jinping as the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole Party, and spoke highly of the guiding position and significance of Xi Jinping Thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. Practice has proved that General Secretary Xi Jinping is the well-deserved core of the Party, who has cleared the test of history, practice and struggle. He is the people’s leader who won the wholehearted support and love of the whole party and the people of the whole country, and is the leader in realising the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” 实践证明，习近平总书记是经过历史检验、实践考验、斗争历练的当之无愧的党的核心，是赢得全党全国人民衷心拥护爱戴的人民领袖，是实现中华民族伟大复兴的领路人.
He then talks about the two establishments and the importance of understanding the “profound connotation of ‘decisive significance’” of these.
The next section of the article argues that ensuring the “two safeguards” is the “fundamental political guarantee for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics and realising the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in the new era.”
“In the Party organisation system, the Party’s National Congress and its Central Committee are the highest leading organs of the Party; the Central Committee, the Politburo of the Central Committee and the Standing Committee of the Politburo are the brains and centers of the Party’s organisational system; and General Secretary Xi Jinping is the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole party; he is the one who takes the overall responsibility and makes the final determination in the central leadership collective, which is the fundamental institutional arrangement of the Party’s leadership. In adhering to the Party’s leadership, the primary and fundamental thing is to resolutely safeguard the core position of General Secretary Xi Jinping and resolutely safeguard the authority and centralised and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee, which is the highest principle of the Party’s leadership.” 在党的组织制度中，党的全国代表大会和它所产生的中央委员会是党的最高领导机关，中央委员会、中央政治局、中央政治局常务委员会是党的组织体系的大脑和中枢，习近平总书记是党中央的核心、全党的核心，是中央领导集体中负总责、最后下决心的人，是党的领导的根本制度安排。坚持党的领导，首要的、根本的是坚决维护习近平总书记的核心地位，坚决维护党中央权威和集中统一领导，这是党的领导的最高原则.
The next paragraph makes the case for strengthening ideological guidance and arming the whole Party with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era. He later again belabours the point of ensuring the achievement of “two safeguards.”
In the third section, he argues about the importance of constantly enhancing the political consciousness, ideological consciousness and action consciousness of resolutely safeguarding the Party’s core and the authority of the Party Central Committee.
In today’s China, there is only one ‘core of the Party,’ that is, General Secretary Xi Jinping. Safeguarding the core of the Party means safeguarding the position of General Secretary Xi Jinping as the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole Party. To maintain the authority of the Party Central Committee and centralised and unified leadership, the target is the Party Central Committee and not any other organisation. The two safeguards can neither be applied in layers, nor can they be extended at will; alignment must be maintained at every level. The two safeguards are consistent with upholding democratic centralism, putting the people first, giving play to the initiative of local governments and government departments, and supporting state institutions in performing their duties and playing their roles in accordance with the law and their charters. They cannot be opposed or separated from each other. The authority of Party organizations at all levels and departments derives from the authority of the Party Central Committee and they obey and serve the authority of the Party Central Committee. Local and departmental work is the concrete implementation of the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions and the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee. Cadres working at the local and departmental work for Party and do not enjoy an independent and isolated existence, with the power to do whatever they want. They cannot ignore the central government and overstep the authority of the central leadership. Here he warns that they cannot see themselves as “一路诸侯”; “封疆大吏” - Yīlù zhūhóu; fēngjiāng dà lì.
He then calls for:
Ensuring political loyalty not just to the Party but also to Xi Jinping
Listening to Xi’s instructions and putting into practice Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. He says: “Ideologically, politically, and operationally, we should look to the core--be faithful, profound, pious and persistent.” 在思想上政治上行动上向核心看齐，做到至信而深厚、虔诚而执着.
Implementing Central Committee decisions
Tightening political discipline and rules to achieve two safeguards