The Decision of the CPC Central Committee on Major Issues Concerning Upholding and Improving the System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Advancing the Modernization of China’s System and Capacity for Governance
Deliberated and Adopted at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC
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Upholding and improving the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics and advancing the modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance.
Upholding and improving the systems and institutions for CPC leadership, with enhanced capacity for the CPC to exercise power based on informed decisions, democratic process and the rule of law.
Upholding and improving systems and institutions that ensure the people’s participation in the decision-making process, with continuous progress in socialist democracy.
“人民当家作主制度体系”译法二：systems and institutions that ensure the people are the masters of the country
Upholding and improving legal institutions under socialism with Chinese characteristics, and enhancing the CPC’s capacity as the ruling party to pursue the rule of law.
Upholding and improving government administration system under socialism with Chinese characteristics, in a structure that ensures clearly defined duties and responsibilities and governance on the basis of the rule of law.
Maintaining and improving the basic socialist economic system with continuous drive for quality growth.
Maintaining and improving a system that promotes cultural advancement under socialism so that the whole nation is united with shared beliefs and goals for the future.
Maintaining and enhancing social welfare systems for urban and rural residents to satisfy the growing needs for a better life.
Maintaining and improving a social governance system based on collaboration and broad participation with the goal to bring benefits to all, to ensure social stability and national security.
Maintaining and improving a system for eco-environmental progress so that man can live in harmony with nature.
Upholding and improving the system for the CPC’s absolute leadership over the armed forces to ensure that the people’s army will be able to fulfill its mission in the new era.
Upholding and improving the system of “one country, two systems” to promote peaceful reunification of the Chinese nation.
Upholding and improving the independent foreign policy of peace and helping build a global community of shared future.
Maintaining and improving CPC and state oversight systems with strengthened disciplines and oversight over the exercise of power.
Enhancing the CPC leadership over the process for upholding and improving socialism with Chinese characteristics and advancing the modernization of China’s system and capacity for governance.
China’s strengths for its system and governance in the following areas:
Upholding the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC, guided by the CPC’s scientific theories, with political stability and a clear course of action for the country on the path of socialism;
Respecting the importance of the people as masters of the country, who participate in the decision-making process in a system of people’s democracy, and maintaining close ties with the people, who are an important part of the nation’s efforts for development;
Pursuing law-based governance in all respects in a socialist country that follows the rule of law and ensures social fairness and justice and the rights of the people;
Encouraging initiative from all sectors with concentrated efforts for big and key projects, all for the purpose of achieving the fundamental goals for national development;
Upholding equality between all ethnic groups, with a strong recognition of our national identity as one nation working together for common prosperity and development;
Maintaining the dominant role of public ownership while allowing for different economic activities in diverse forms of ownership, and implementing a system of multiple modes of distribution with “to each according to his contribution” as its principal form. Such a structure represents an effective combination of the socialist system and the market economy and helps unlock and create greater productivity;
Upholding common ideals, values and moral standards, and promoting fine Chinese traditions, revolutionary heritage and advanced socialist culture in a way that the Chinese nation will be untied with shared beliefs and convictions for continuous progress;
Pursuing the development that puts people in the first place, with continuous efforts to improve livelihood and wellbeing to achieve prosperity for all;
Implementing continuous reform and innovation to keep abreast of the times, and making constant efforts for self-improvement and development, leading to a vibrant and dynamic society;
Assembling the best minds across the land selected for their integrity and expertise, with a system that continuously prepares people for the country’s future need for talent;
Maintaining a people’s army that is under the command of the CPC with absolute loyalty to the Party and the people and the prowess to safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and national interests;
Upholding the principle of “one country, two systems” to maintain lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao and promote the peaceful reunification of China;
Maintaining independence and self-reliance while opening to the outside world, with active participation in global governance and positive contribution to the building of a global community of shared future.