The proposal of incorporating Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into China’s fundamental law is conducive to the unity of the country and people as well as realization of the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation. It further defines the country’s fundamental tasks, focus of efforts and strategies in the new era.
A distinctive feature of China’s Constitution is that it stipulates the country’s fundamental tasks, development path, focus of efforts, economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction and other national causes. It is an important factor that guarantees the country’s national development, people’s livelihood and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era serves as a comprehensive answer to basic issues like the overarching objectives, tasks, plans, and strategy for upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era; like the direction, model, and driving force of development, and the strategic steps, external conditions, and political guarantees.
In addition, it gives theoretical analysis and policy guidance on the economy, political affairs, rule of law, science and technology, culture, education, the wellbeing of our people, ethnic and religious affairs, social development, ecological conservation, national security, defense and the armed forces, the principle of “one country, two systems” and national reunification, the united front, foreign affairs, and Party building. It plays a significant role in guiding and leading the cause of the Party and the country.
The creativity, unity, and power of a nation rely on the conformity of thoughts, and scientific theories are a must for a country to realize modernization. In modern China, only socialism with Chinese characteristics could unite the people; only the latest achievement in adapting Marxism to the Chinese context could guide the country’s reform and opening up and socialist modernization in the right direction.
To write Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Constitution and define China’s fundamental missions, leadership core, guiding principle, development path, fighting goal, strategies and basic policy in the form of fundamental law is of vital significance to putting the guiding principles from the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress into action, aligning people’s thinking with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and pooling the wisdom and strength of the overwhelming majority of the people in a concerted effort to the major strategic deployment of the 19th CPC National Congress.
It will also guarantee that China will finish the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020, basically achieve modernization by 2035, and grow into a great modern socialist country in every dimension by mid-21st century.