Unify Thoughts and Acts with the Spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s Speech – Construct a Good Ideological and Public Sphere Climate for the Convocation of the 18th Party Congress
On 23 and 24 July, the Central Committee organized the Provincial-Level Main Leading Cadre Specialized Research Class in Beijing, General Secretary Hu Jintao made an important speech at the beginning of the class. The propaganda, ideology and culture fronts must deeply study and understand, and earnestly implement the spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s speech, soundly do all work matters according to the spirit of the speech, and promote an upsurge in propaganda and education to welcome the 18th Party Congress.
I, Earnestly studying the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao, unifying thoughts and actions around the spirit of the Centre
Being good at unifying thoughts and concentrating forces at an important historical juncture, is an important experience of our Party in moving the development of its undertaking forward. In a little while, our Party will convene the 18th National Party Congress, this is a great event in the political life of the entire Party and the people of all ethnicities in the entire Country. At such a key moment, the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao incisively analyzed the new circumstances and new tasks our country faced at present, systematically summarized the magnificent practice of the Party since the 16th Party Congress, scientifically expounded some major issues relating to the overall picture of the Party and the country, and deeply answered a series of theoretical and practical questions on the future development of the Party and the country from the political heights and broad viewpoint of persisting in and developing Socialism with Chinese characteristics. The speech was noble in conception, assumed responsibility for the overall picture, had clear topics, rich content, and the glory of Marxism sparkled throughout the speech, which is an action plan adapted to the requirements of the times and the desires of the people, has a very strong political nature, theoretical nature and guiding nature, which has established a political, ideological and theoretical basis for the victorious convocation of the 18th Party Congress, and has an extremely important significance to uniting and mobilizing the entire Party and the people of all ethnicities in the entire country to liberate thoughts, seek truth from facts, progress with the times, explore and innovate, and struggle for the complete construction of a relatively well-off society with a heart full of expectation. We absolutely must earnestly study, deeply comprehend and realistically unify thoughts and actions around the major policymaking and deployment of the Central Committee.
1. Correctly grasping the general requirements of Party and State work in the present and future periods. General Secretary Hu Jintao stressed in his speech to hold high the magnificent banner of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and with Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important “Three Represents” thoughts as guidance, deeply implement the scientific development view, liberate thoughts, reform and opening up, concentrate forces, storm fortifications and overcome difficulties, unwaveringly advance along the path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and struggle for the complete construction of a relatively well-off society. This is a general requirement our Party put forward for Party and State work in the present and future periods based on new changes in the global circumstances, national circumstances and Party circumstances, new requirements for our country’s development and new expectations of the popular masses, and is the clear theme for implementing the speech. Putting forward such a general requirement, is extremely crucial for our carrying forward the cause into the future in a new historical journey, and progress with the times. In studying and implementing the spirit of this speech, the most crucial and central matter is grasping this general requirement well, and implementing this general requirement well. First, we must hold high the magnificent banner and never waver. At this time of violent change in the world, deep changes in the China of today, the complexity and variety of social thoughts, using such a banner to guide society forwards, using such a guiding ideology to concentrate social consensus, decides the rise or fall, the success or failure of the undertaking. Practice fully proves that Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the banner of development and progress in the China of today, and is also the banner of the united struggle of the entire Party and the people of all ethnicities in the entire country. Holding high the magnificent banner of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, with Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important “Three Represents” thoughts as guidance, and deeply implementing the scientific development view, we will be able to closely grasp the correct orientation for the development of the undertaking of the Party and the State, and will be able to incessantly open up a bright future for the construction of Socialist modernization and the rejuvenation of the nation. Second, we must maintain a good spiritual attitude. Comprehensively analysing the present domestic and foreign trends, we face unprecedented opportunities, and face unprecedented challenges, our country’s development is still in an important strategic opportunity period with great potential. Whether we will be able or not to grasp opportunities and calmly respond to challenges, crucially depends on our ideological understanding, depends on our work strength, and depends on our moving the pace of reform and opening up forwards, and we must especially maintain a spiritual attitude of enthusiasm and pressing on. Liberating thoughts is a strong ideological weapon for promoting the development of the undertaking of the Party and the people from beginning to end, reform and opening up is a strong driver for promoting the development of the undertaking of the Party and the people from beginning to end. We must open up new frontiers in liberating thoughts, reform and opening up, gain new breakthroughs in concentrating forces, storming fortifications and overcoming difficulties, may never fossilize, may never stagnate, and unite all forces that can be united, muster all positive factors that can be mustered, and defeat all difficulties and dangers on our path with unbounded confidence. Third, we must persist in self-confidence and initiative concerning the development path. The path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the correct path opened up by the Party and the people through a long time of practice. Exactly by following this path, our country’s economic and social development will obtain historical achievements, the people’s livelihoods will improve rapidly, comprehensive national strength an international influence will substantially increase, creating a miracle of development attracting the eyes of the people of the world. Regardless of how variable the trends are, or how complex the environment is, we must unwaveringly follow this magnificent path and forge valiantly ahead, not fearing any danger, and not be misled by any interference. Fourth, we must spare no effort for the goal of completely constructing a relatively well-off society. Completely constructing a relatively well-off society is a solemn promise of our Party to the people, is the pursuit of a very high objective, and is an extremely arduous process of struggle. We have marched ever closer towards this goal, but tasks remain very onerous, and even more arduous efforts are required. This requires us to grasp work closely and grasp implementation closely, and lay a decisive basis in the next five years for completing the objective of constructing a relatively well-off society by 2020, on time, and then basically realize Socialist modernization by the middle of this century.
2. Correctly grasping the major importance and practical requirements of implementing the scientific development view. On the basis of deeply summarizing the enormous achievements of the past few years, the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao stressed that we must implement the scientific development view with even firmer resolution, even more powerful measures and even more perfect systems, and truly transform the scientific development view into a strong force for promoting the rapid and good development of economy and society. To study and implement the spirit of the speech, we must closely link up the historical process of our Party in moving practical innovation and theoretical innovation forward, again elevating the height of ideology to the understanding of the scientific development view, and strengthen the consciousness and firmness of implementing the scientific development view. First, we must fully understand the practical value of fully understanding the scientific development view. Scientific development is the clear theme of the China of today. Over the past few years, the reason why our Party and State obtained new historical achievements and process, and Socialism with Chinese characteristics emerged thriving and full of vitality, most importantly is because of the fact that, persisting in Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important “Three Represents” thought as guidance, we dared to move theoretical innovation on a practical basis forward, shaping and implementing the scientific development view. Substantial practical results and lively development of facts, fully manifested the strength of truth of the scientific development view, and manifested the practical value of the scientific development view. Second, we must deeply comprehend the theoretical contribution of scientific development view. The scientific development view is the newest achievement of the Socialist theoretical framework with Chinese characteristics, is the concentrated reflection of the results of theoretical innovation since the 16th Party Congress, and answered major issues of what kind of development to realize under new circumstances and how to develop them with a series of new thoughts, new viewpoints and new theses, providing powerful theoretical guidance for completely constructing a relatively well-off society, accelerating and promoting Socialist modernization. Third, we must completely grasp the practical requirements for the scientific development view. Deeply implementing the scientific development view is a long-term, arduous task. We must persist in development being the Party’s first task in governing the country throughout, persist in putting people first, persist in completely coordinated and sustainable development, persist in comprehensive planning including all factors, strive to transform ideological concepts that are not suited to the scientific development view, strive to resolve the prominent problems influencing and restricting scientific development, even more consciously march the path of scientific development, and implement the scientific development view in all areas of economic and social development.
3. Correctly grasp the deep connotation of persisting in and developing Socialism with Chinese characteristics. General Secretary Hu Jintao stressed in his speech that Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the basic achievement of the Party and the people in ninety years of struggle, production and accumulation, and must be utterly cherished, persisted in from beginning to end and incessantly developed. TO study and implement the spirit of the speech, we must fully understand the rich connotation and implicit requirements of persisting in and developing Socialism with Chinese characteristics. First, we must deeply grasp the mutual linkage of the path, theoretical structure and system of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. The path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, the theoretical structure of Socialism with Chinese characteristics and the system of Socialism with Chinese characteristics are closely related, and are organically unified into the magnificent practice of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. When we talk about “Chinese experience”, this is the most important experience; when we talk about “created in China”, this is the most magnificent creation. To open up an even broader development prospect for the undertaking of the Party and the State, we must unwaveringly persist in the path, theoretical structure and the system of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. Second, we must deeply grasp the requirement to enrich the practical characteristics, theoretical characteristics, characteristics of the times and ethnic characteristics of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. Circumstances are developing, undertakings are moved forward, understanding truth and grasping rules are an endless and incessantly deepening process. Under new historical conditions, continuing to move Socialism with Chinese characteristics forward, requires us to base ourselves on the Chinese national circumstances, grasp global trends, persist in moving with the times, untiringly innovate and create, and incessantly deepen an understanding of the rules of Communist Party governance, Socialism construction rules, and human society development rules in exploring moving theory and practice forward, and in integrating the origins with attracting the external. Third, we must deeply grasp the strong drivers of developing Socialism with Chinese characteristics. Reform and opening up is the path to strengthen the country and the key decision deciding the fate of the China of today. In the past thirty years, our country has rapidly developed by relying on reform and opening up, our country’s future must also unwaveringly rely on reform and opening up. Only by reform and opening up will it be possible to develop China, develop Socialism and develop Marxism. We absolutely must unwaveringly persist in the line, principles and policies of the Party after the 3rd Plenum of the 11th Party Congress, persist in integrate the spirit of reform and innovation in all links of governing the country, and even more consciously and firmly move reform and opening up forward, incessantly stride forward with a new pace in areas of system construction and innovation, and strive to move Socialism with Chinese characteristics forward.
4. Correctly grasping the major deployment of economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, as well as ecologic civilization construction. The important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao fixed eyes upon the general arrangement of the undertaking of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and made a series of new and major deployments of economic, cultural and social construction as well as ecological civilization construction. These major deployment have principle requirements, have policy arrangements, have measures and methods, and reflect the uniting of strategic design and macro-level planning with implementing steps and concrete measures, and provided important support for the economy and society to develop both well and rapidly. To study and implement the spirit of the speech, we must closely integrate work reality, deeply understand and realistically implement these major deployments. First, we must closely grasp developing this first task of the Party in governing the country, persist in giving first place to scientific development and taking the accelerated transformation of economic development methods as the main line, transform the foothold of promoting development to raising quality and efficiency, implement the innovation-driven development strategy, move the strategic adjustment of economic structuring forward, and promote the integration of urban an rural development, and completely raise the openness levels of the economy. Second, we must consider that in the area of political construction, since reform and opening up, we have put political structural reform in an important position of the overall picture of reform and development throughout, unwaveringly moved it forward and achieved great progress, and have successfully opened up and persisted in the political development path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. To move political structural reform forward, we must persist in integrating the leadership of the Party, letting the people manage their own affairs, and governing the country according to the law, develop a people’s democracy more broadly and fully, safeguard the unity, dignity, and prestige of the national legal system, and guarantee that the people enjoy broad rights and freedoms according to the law. Third, in the area of cultural construction, we must unwaveringly march the development path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics according to the requirement of constructing a strong Socialist culture country, persist in the orientation of the “Two fors” and the policy of the “Double Hundred”, persist in the principle of sticking close to reality, sticking close to life and sticking close to the masses, establish a high level of cultural consciousness and cultural self-confidence, promote the complete development of the Socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization. Fourth, we must seek more benefit for the people, resolve more of the people’s fears and resolve the most concerning, most direct and most real problems of interest of the people in the area of social construction, continue to gain new progress in ensuring that there are matters to learn, jobs to be gained, cures for illnesses, care for the elderly and houses to live in, ensuring that the gains from reform and development are extended to the whole body of the people more fairly. Fifth, in the area of ecological civilization construction we must merge the concepts, principles, objectives, etc. of ecological civilization construction into all areas of our country’s economic, political, cultural and social construction, persist in the basic national policies of saving energy and preserving the environment, striving to move green development, recycled development and low-carbon development forward.
5. Correctly grasping the new tasks and new requirements in comprehensively moving the new magnificent project of Party building forward. The important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao deeply analyzed the prominent problems that Party building faces under new circumstances, by integrating the magnificent undertaking and the magnificent projects, and has clearly put forward new tasks and new requirements for Party building. To study and implement the spirit of the speech, we must get a clear understanding of changes in development, move the new magnificent project of Party building forward with a new spirit of innovation. First, we must fully understand the importance and urgency of strengthening Party building. To handle China’s matters well, the key is in the creativity, cohesion and fighting strength of the Party. We must consider that, under the circumstance that major changes have taken place in historical orientation and governance conditions, as well as Party member and team composition and structuring, unprecedented dangers have come from outside, in Party building aspects and especially among Party members, cadres and teams, many prominent problems that urgently need to be resolved have emerged. The Party faces a test of governance, a test of reform and opening up, a test of market economy, and a test of the foreign environment, which will last for a long time and are very complex, the danger of spiritual sluggishness, the danger of insufficient ability, the danger of becoming separated from the masses and the danger of passive corruption have more acutely been put in front of the Party. The task of strengthening Party building is now more onerous and more urgent than at any time in the past. Second, we must deeply grasp the work deployment on Party building, persist in the Party managing the Party, strictly managing the Party, completely strengthening the ideological building, organizational building, work-style building, anti-corruption and clean government building, and system building in the Party. By grasping these “five great buildings”, we will be able to maintain the advanced nature and purity of the Party even better, raise the Party’s governance ability even better, and guarantee that the Party becomes a strong leading core of Socialism with Chinese characteristics throughout. Third, we must deeply understand the political requirement of safeguarding Party concentration and unity. Our Party is a large Party having more than 82.600.000 Party members, the scales and quantities are large, the distribution of members vast, there is much fresh blood, but such a large Party also faces a complex environment, departs from strict discipline, and a unified determination, and is unable to talk about this. This requires us to strictly abide by Party discipline and especially political discipline, firmly safeguard the authority of the Centre, to maintain a high level of consistency with the Party Centre of General Secretary Hu Jintao in ideology, politics and action, firmly implement the Party theory, line, principles and policies, realistically achieve that there are no exceptions to the rules, and everyone is equal in front of discipline.
II, Deeply study, propagate and implement the spirit of the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao, arouse an upsurge of education and propaganda on welcoming the 18th Party Congress
General Secretary Hu Jintao clearly put forward in his speech that we must revolve around welcoming the 18th Party Congress and realistically strengthen propaganda and public opinion work. We must comprehensively launch propaganda work to welcome the 18th Party Congress according to the Centre’s deployment and with the spirit of the speech as guidance, raise the forces of the entire front, expand work strength, promote forming an upsurge, construct a strong environment of liberating thoughts, reform and opening up, concentrating forces, storm fortifications and overcome difficulties, strive to strengthen people’s consciousness and firmness in implementing the scientific development view, strengthen the people’s conviction and faith in marching the path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and providing powerful ideological and public opinion support and good social and cultural conditions for the victorious convocation of the 18th Party Congress.
1. Realistically conducting study, propaganda and implementation work on the spirit of the speech, promote cadres and masses to even better grasp the basic spirit of the speech. Studying the spirit of the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao, is an important political task at present, and is also and important matter among important matters in propaganda, ideology and cultural work. We shall realistically study, propagate and implement the spirit of the speech with a high level of political consciousness, meticulous organization and rapid action. We must make studying the spirit of the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao into an important content for Party member and cadre training at present, concentrate a period of time for earnest study, earnest reading, deeply understand and implement the basic spirit of the speech, correctly grasp the major policy deployments in all areas, further unify thoughts and raise understanding. We must forcefully propagate the importance of the important speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao, propagate a series of important discussions of the speech, timely report the enthusiastic reactions of the entire Party and entire society towards the speech, and report the concrete measures that all localities and all departments have made to study and implement the spirit of the speech. We must organize Party newspapers, Party periodicals, news agencies, radio stations, television stations and news websites to use important time slots or important page spaces, to publish comments, discussion and conduct many kinds of propaganda. We must, at the same time as promoting the entire Party and society to study and implement the spirit of the speech, closely integrate the reality of propaganda, ideology and culture work, forcefully move the construction of a Socialist core value system forward, continue to deepen reform and innovation in cultural structural and mechanism reform, promote the rapid development of cultural undertakings and cultural industries, accelerate the pace of constricting a strong Socialist culture country, and strive to initiate a new picture of cultural reform and development.
2. Deeply moving study and education on the newest results of the Sinicization of Marxism forward, even better using the magnificent banner of Socialism with Chinese characteristics to concentrate forces. Deepening the guiding function theory in arming and giving rein to the achievements of theoretical innovation, is a necessary requirement to incessantly concentrate ideological consensus, initiating a new outlook for the undertaking, and is a core content for the work of welcoming the 18th Party Congress. We must deeply move study, research and propaganda of Party theory innovation achievements, realistically strengthen theoretical consciousness and theoretical self-confidence, further consolidate the common ideological basis for the united struggle of the entire Party and the people of all ethnicities in the entire country. We must closely integrate the historical progress of Sinicized Marxism, deepen the study and education of the theoretical framework of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, realistically strengthen all levels’ Party Committee leaders to organize theoretical study, strengthen study-type Party organization construction, strengthen study and training of Party members and cadres, guide the people to grasp the implementation of the Marxist positions, viewpoints and methods therein, further persist in the ideals and convictions of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. We must put studying the scientific development view in a prominent position, closely link with the reality of reform, development and stability, deeply understand the historical position, scientific content and practical requirements of the scientific development view, even better use the scientific development view to arm minds and guide practice. We must revolve around the major questions in reform and development, organize Marxist theory research and construction project question groups, national philosophy and social science funding programmes, research bases for the framework of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, etc., and conduct deep research by integrating theory with practice, history and the present, roll out a batch of focus articles having depth and persuasive power, providing powerful support for people to deeply understand the theoretical innovation achievements of the Party. We must summarize the experience and methods of recent years, deeply launch theory publicity and explanation activities, fully give rein to the function of all levels’ teacher-training groups, and through “letting theory go to the grass roots”, “publicity and explanation for the common people” and other forms, conduct face-to-face communication and interaction, answer the questions that the masses are concerned about, and realistically strengthen the focus and effectiveness of theoretical propaganda and dissemination.
3. Deepening the propaganda of the theme “glorious achievements of scientific development”, singing the main melody of the times that the Communist Party is good, Socialism is good and reform and opening up is good. Since June last year, we have launched propaganda of the theme “glorious achievements of scientific propaganda”, rolling out a batch of major reports, focus articles, important commentaries, and organizing a series of propaganda and education activities, and an upsurge of displaying the achievements of scientific development, and deepening the practice of scientific development is rising. We shall further sing the main melody of the times, thickly and in great colour display magnificent achievements, firmly and effectively deepen educational activities, and incessantly deepen the propaganda of the theme “glorious achievements of scientific development”. We must closely link up with the successful practice of overcoming difficulties and doing great things of the Party and State since the 16th Party Congress, link up with major achievements having a symbolic significance, and display the solidification of the historical leap made in the past decades from all areas in the economy, politics, culture, social construction as well as ecological civilization construction, from all aspects of accelerating development, deepening reform and safeguarding stability, and from all angles of national development, social progress and the improvement of people’s lives, at many levels. We must deeply propagate the achievements and experience of Party building, propagate the real actions of all levels’ Party organizations and the broad Party members in promoting scientific development, propagating outstanding Communist Party members in all trades and sectors, display our Party’s excellent character as being built to serve the people, and to govern for the people. We must further excavate themes, strengthen the ideological nature of propaganda and education, deeply reveal the structural and institutional factors behind our achievements, deeply expound the value connotation implied in development achievements, deeply display the development orientation manifested in the magnificent practice, with a spirit of looking at events, looking at things, looking at thoughts and looking at spirits, guide the people to further strengthen their consciousness and firmness in persisting in the path, theoretical structure and system of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. We must vigorously innovate theme propaganda channelling methods, and must both display achievements and summarize experience at the macro level, and must be good at seeking the bog through the small, convince the people by reasoning, strive for vigour and vitality, bring out the new and bring out the brilliance, and strengthen persuasiveness and infectiousness. We must forcefully carry forward a spirit of “marching towards reform”, deeply dig out a line of fresh and lively materials, go deeply into the masses to discover vigorous examples, stress using grass-roots practice to display social progress, use the people’s personal affections to reflect development changes. We must persist in facing the grass roots and facing the masses, open up more transmission channels that are easy for the masses to receive, set up more platforms making it delightful for the masses to participate in activities, fully give rein to the function of grass roots Party organizations and grass roots propaganda and culture work units and battlefields, launch propaganda and education into the countryside, communities, enterprises, schools and barracks, truly achieve that the warmth goes to the grass roots and to the masses.
4. Strengthening focused guidance over social hot spots, difficult spots and issues, further concentrate social consensus, expand mainstream ideology and public opinion. At present, our country’s economic and social development faces not a few contradictions and problems, hot spots and difficult spots occur frequently, and their complexity and sensitivity has become ever more prominent. During the process of welcoming the 18th Party Congress, guiding hot spots and problem spots well is especially significant and especially important. We must persist in vigorous guidance, deep guidance and effective guidance, integrate our stress on how to look at matters with stressing how to handle matters, integrate understanding problems with resolving problems, incessantly consolidate and expand a vigorous, healthy and upward mainstream ideology and public opinion. We must fix eyes upon strengthening faith in development and strengthening guidance over economic and civil problems, completely and scientifically analyse the circumstances faced by our country’s economy, deeply decipher the Centre’s general work strand of pursuing improvement in stability, decipher the policies and measures on stable growth, broadening internal demand, structural adjustment, benefiting the people’s livelihood, grasping reform and stimulating stability, guide the people to both see problems existing in economic operations, and see that the basic state of economic development is good, both see the difficulties in front of us, and see the beneficial conditions and positive factors, inspire spirits, enhance troop morale, firmly overcome difficulties, and promote the faith in development. Fix eyes upon fostering fine social attitudes and strengthen guidance over sensitive issues and sudden incidents, on the one hand, strive to reflect the mainstream of social development and progress, and let people feel the warmth of society, and arouse upward spirits; on the other hand, in relation to sensitive issues and sudden incidents, clearly explain the objective facts of problems and the crux of the problem, clearly explain the standpoint and attitude, measures and methods of the Party and government, guide the people in using a peaceful mentality to treat contradictions, to use a reasonable method to handle problems. We must fix eyes upon enhancing the guidance of strengthening ideological consensus over deep issues in the theoretical sphere, make the theoretical system of Socialism with Chinese characteristics into weapons, revolve around the “Six Whys”, clearly distinguish the “Four Major Definitions”, etc., expound viewpoints and positions with out colours showing clearly a clear distinction between right and wrong, clarify muddled understandings with focus and persuasiveness, further consolidate the fine situation of developing the ideological sphere.
5. Concentratedly displaying the rich achievements of cultural reform and development, striving to create a social and cultural environment that is jubilant and enthusiastic, civilized and harmonious. The 18th Party Congress is a grand occasion and a joyous occasion, requiring a joyous and enthusiastic cultural atmosphere, and a civilized and harmonious social environment. We must make organizing the creation and production of spiritual and cultural products and mass-type cultural activities into a major task in propaganda work for welcoming the 18th Party Congress, meticulously arrange and deeply implement matters, vividly display the mainstream of the times of social development and progress, display the spiritual scene of cadres and the masses being high-spirited and upward. We must concentrated roll out a batch of excellent stage, film and art works and excellent publications eulogizing reform and opening up and eulogizing the beautiful life of the people, earnestly conduct selection and awards in the 12th spiritual civilization construction “One of Five Project”, expand propaganda and promotion strength, do broadcast, screening and performance work well, expand the influence of excellent work in the entire society. According to the requirements of the Centre, completing the phased tasks of cultural structural reform, is also an important aspect of displaying cultural development achievements, we must guarantee that this is realized on time. We must comprehensively plan urban and rural cultural activities, integrate specialist culture and art performances with mass culture activities, meticulously organize the national touring events “Everyone Sings patriotic Songs” and “Singing about China”, deeply launch public cultural activities such as “Linking Hearts to Hearts”, “Square of Fervour”, the “Three To the Countryside”, the “Four in the Communities”, “Bring Happiness to the Grass Roots”, etc., strive to enrich urban and rural masses’ cultural lives. We must broadly launch activities to welcome the 18th Party Congress and stress the establishment of a new style of civilization, persist in having the Socialist cover value system as the root, deeply move cultural city, cultural village and cultural work unit creation and volunteer services forward. We must deeply launch activities on learning from Lei Feng and propaganda or education activities to study the patterns of the times, roll out even more advanced models reflecting the spirit of the time, with a leading moral custom, propagate “the most virtuous characters”, propose “the most virtuous spirit”, strive to carry forward the correct social wind and foster a new wind of civilization. We must continue to deepen special education and control over prominent problems in the moral sphere, integrate strengthening moral education with resolving problems according to the law and completing systemic guarantees, ensuring that new changes and new phenomena emerge in the moral sphere, and further promote shaping a civilized and harmonious social atmosphere.
Comprehensively planning internal and external propaganda even better, striving to shape an international public opinion environment beneficial to us. Now, foreign propaganda pays more and more attention to us, public feelings involving China are also increasingly complex. Under the circumstances that domestic and foreign public opinion is strengthening, and boundaries are dissolving, to create a desirable atmosphere for the 18th Party Congress, we must stress the comprehensive planning if internal and external propaganda even better. We must grasp international public opinion and focus it on the Communist Party of China, focus it on China’s juncture, utilize all sorts of dissemination channels, exchange platforms, foreign-related windows, utilize objective facts, rich content, lively examples to forcefully propagate and introduce our Party’s concepts of putting people first and governing for the people, propagate the viewpoints of scientific development, harmonious development and peaceful development, propagate the magnificent achievements in modernization construction and Party building, and fully display a good image of our Party and country. We must, according to the requirements of the Centre and our overall strategy, differentiate situations and the nature of matters, and timely and correctly clarify our position and standpoints through official, academic and popular channels, respond to international public opinion hot spots involving China with focus and persuasion, strive to seize the moral commanding heights, and grasp the international power of discourse. Concerning these regular concerns, we must expand our explanation strength, strengthen information distribution and enhance communication and understanding; concerning these issues that are misunderstandings, we must arrange facts, stress reason, dissolve doubts and enhance trust; concerning these issues of groundless criticism, malicious attacks and especially challenging our core interests, we must issue well-grounded rebuttals, and struggle with them by opposing them with equal harshness. It may be predicted that, before and after the 18th Party Congress, the number of foreign journalists visiting China for coverage will greatly increase, we must prepare as soon as possible, comprehensively plan matters as soon as possible, think out relevant work matters considerately, do them soundly, and provide enthusiastic service to foreign journalists’ coverage.
Doing the propaganda work to welcome the 18th Party Congress well has a major importance, and is a glorious mission. Let us closely unite around the Party Centre with General Secretary Hu Jintao, raise high the magnificent banner of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and with Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important “Three Represents” thought as guidance, deeply implement the scientific development view, and brimming with political enthusiasm and with a positive attitude, solidly do all propaganda work matters well, in order to welcome the victorious convocation of the 18th Party Congress with great achievements.
3．深化“科学发展 成就辉煌”主题宣传，唱响共产党好、社会主义好、改革开放好的时代主旋律。今年六月以来，我们开展了“科学发展 成就辉煌”主题宣传，推出了一批重头报道、重点文章、重要评论，组织了一系列宣传教育活动，一个展示科学发展成就、深化科学发展实践的热潮正在兴起。应当进一步唱响时代主旋律，浓墨重彩地展示伟大成就，扎实有效地深化教育活动，把“科学发展 成就辉煌”主题宣传不断引向深入。要紧密联系十六大以来党和国家办大事、克难事的成功实践，联系具有标志性意义的重大成果，从经济、政治、文化、社会建设以及生态文明建设各个领域，从加快发展、深化改革、维护稳定各个方面，从国家发展、社会进步、人民生活改善各个角度，多层次、立体化地展示10年来的历史跨越。要深入宣传党的建设的成就和经验，宣传各级党组织和广大党员推动科学发展的实际行动，宣传各行各业的优秀共产党员，展示我们党立党为公、执政为民的优秀品格。要进一步挖掘主题，增强宣传教育的思想性，深入揭示成就背后的体制制度原因，深入阐明发展成果蕴含的价值内涵，深入展示伟大实践昭示的发展方向，见事见物、见思想见精神，引导人们进一步增强坚持中国特色社会主义道路、理论体系和制度的自觉性坚定性。要积极创新主题宣传的途径方式，既要从宏观上展示成就、总结经验，又要善于以小见大、以理服人，力求生动活泼、出新出彩，增强说服力、感染力。要大力发扬“走转改”精神，深入一线挖掘鲜活素材，深入群众发现生动事例，注重用基层的实践展示社会进步，用人们的切身感受反映发展变化。要坚持面向基层、面向群众，多开辟群众便于接受的传播渠道，多搭建群众乐于参与的活动平台，充分发挥基层党组织、基层宣传文化单位和阵地的作用，把宣传教育开展到农村、社区、企业、学校、军营，真正做到热在基层、热在群众。