People’s Stand, the Inexhaustible Source of Strength of the Communist Party of China
Signed Article by H.E. Dr. Xiao Jianguo, Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Published on Suara Timor Lorosae
23 July 2021
From poverty and weakness, a hundred years ago, to today’s majestic rejuvenation, the Communist Party of China has led the Chinese people to walk on a Chinese path from standing up, growing rich to becoming strong, creating a Chinese miracle that amazed the world. Started from Nanhu as a small party with only over 50 members, the Communist Party of China has developed into the world’s largest ruling party with more than 95 million party members, leading a country with a population of more than 1.4 billion, and with significant global influence. What is the secret of the success of the Communist Party of China? The answer is that everything the Party does is for the people, and the Party does everything by relying on the people.
The questions of who you are working for and who you should rely on are touchstones to test the nature of a political party and administration. Standing on the people’s side represents the fundamental political stance of the Communist Party of China, and it is what distinguishes a Marxist political party from other political parties. Adhere to the fundamental stance of putting the people at the center and insist on putting the interests of the people first. This is the fundamental reason why the Communist Party of China has always been trusted and supported by the people, and it is also the secret to the success of this century-old party leading China to continuously create new miracles.
Doing everything for the people is the selfless background of the Communist Party of China. The unique attribute of the Communist Party of China that distinguishes it from other parties is that it has no special interests of its own, only the interests of the people. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: “Our party has no special interests of its own except the interests of the state, the nation, and the people.” Having no self-interest, it can benefit all the people. Therefore, “the people’s aspirations for a better life” is the goal of the Communist Party of China. The Communist Party of China unites and leads the people in revolution, construction, and reform. The fundamental purpose is to enable the people to live a good life. The Communist Party of China will remain committed to this aspiration no matter how hard it is challenged and pressured, how huge sacrifices it has to make and how big the price it has to pay.
Relying on the people in everything is the source of the strength of the Communist Party of China. The Communist Party of China has its root in the people. The founder of the People’s Republic of China chairman Mao Zedong once said, “The Communists are the seeds, and the people are the land. The Communists are the fish, and the people are the water. The masses are the gods of the party.” General Secretary Xi Jinping said, “The people are heaven, and the people are the land. Without the people, the party will become water without source and a tree without roots, nothing will be accomplished.” The power of the Communist Party of China lies in the people. The Communist Party of China always empathizes and works with people, stands with the people. The masses of the people have the indispensable master strength. It is with the support of such strength that the Communist Party of China has the ability to create miracles on earth.
For the people, relying on the people, the Communist Party of China led China to win the great victory in the revolutionary war. Facing the grim situation of the Kuomintang reactionaries’ frenzied encirclement and suppression, Mao Zedong calmly said: “What is the real iron bastion? It is the masses, millions of people who sincerely support the revolution. This is the real iron bastion, and no force can break it. It is totally unbreakable.” The success of the Chinese revolution is due to the support of the people. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people will never forget that it was the people nurtured the Soviet Revolutionary areas, anti-Japanese border areas and anti-Kuomintang liberated areas with millet, and supported the Agrarian Revolutionary War, Anti-Japanese War, and Liberation War with their shoulders. With countless blood, they dyed red the party flag, military flag and the national flag of the new China.
For the people, relying on the people, the Communist Party of China has led China to achieve great achievements in national construction. Nowadays, China has developed into the world’s second largest economy, the world’s largest manufacturing country, the largest country in trade in goods, and the largest country in foreign exchange reserves.
For the people, relying on the people, the Communist Party of China has led China to successfully control the spread of the corona virus epidemic. Facing the epidemic which represented the most challenging public health emergency in China since the founding of the P.R.C., given the speed and scope of its spread, the Communist Party of China decisively places people’s lives above economic growth, makes people’s lives and health its first priority, and relies on the people to win this battle. In this way, China quickly established a tight prevention and control system involving all sectors of society, and won the victory of epidemic prevention and control.
For the people, relying on the people, the Communist Party of China leads China in eradicating absolute poverty. The Communist Party of China has always adhered to the people-centered philosophy of development and unswervingly follows the path of common prosperity. General Secretary Xi Jinping said: “Our socialism is to enable the people to live a good life. To build a well-off society in an all-round way, no ethic group, no family and no person should be left behind.” China’s eradication of absolute poverty is a practice of development for the people, development by the people, and the development achievement shared by the people.
For the people, relying on the people, is the position that the Communist Party of China will continue to uphold. China’s magnificent practice in the past 100 years has proved that the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people are inseparable, and the Communist Party of China, which is supported by the Chinese people, is invincible. Facing the future, as the ruling Marxism party with people’s wholehearted support, the Communist Party of China will continue to rely on the people, stand firmly with the people, implement the Party’s mass line, and unite and lead the Chinese people in continuous struggle for a better life. Just like General Secretary Xi Jinping’s call to all party members at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the Communist Party of China will “always maintain close ties with the people, stand with them through good times and bad, and continue working tirelessly to realize their aspirations for a better life”.
“Never forget why you started, and you can accomplish your mission.” Relying on the people, for the people. It is the secret of the success and source of strength of the Communist Party of China. It is what the capability of the Communist Party of China is attributable to.