The 12th National Congress of China Federation of Industry & Commerce (CFIC) Inaugurated, and Premier Li Keqiang Delivers a Speech on Behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council
The 12th National Congress of China Federation of Industry & Commerce (CFIC) was opened in Beijing on the 24th. Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, met with all the participants and delivered greetings on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
He pointed out that since the 18th CPC National Congress, under the firm leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, the non-public sectors of the economy in China has taken new steps and played an important role in stabilizing growth, promoting innovation, creating jobs, and improving people's livelihood. The non-public sectors of the economy has become an important foundation for stabilizing the economic growth, an important source of state revenue, an important subject of technological innovation, an important backing for financial development, and an important force for sustained and sound economic development. The federations of industry and commerce at all levels have made significant contributions.
He also said that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has set the goal of building a moderately well-off society in an all-round way and initiating a new course for building a modern socialist country. Guided by the thought of President Xi Jinping on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era, federations of industry and commerce at all levels should always adhere to the Party's leadership, take political lead as the top priority and implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress through actions. They should always adhere to the basic socialist economic system of China, firmly follow the principle of "two non-vacillations", promote the integration and common development of the public-owned and non-public-owned economy, realize equal rights, equal opportunities and equal rules, optimize the environment for the development of the private economy, promote sustained and steady growth of private investment, and nurture and develop new momentum for economic development. They should also always adhere to the new development concept, promote the higher quality, more efficient, fairer, and more sustainable development, and contribute wisdom and strength to solving the problem of insufficient and imbalanced development. They should always adhere to providing services, constantly improve enterprises’ capability and level of service, explore the methods, means and vehicles of service that can adapt to the transformation and upgrading of private-owned enterprises and integrate them with the actual needs, work hard to solve problems for the enterprises and provide timely assistance, always insist on assuring and improving people's livelihood, encourage private-owned enterprises to take on social responsibilities, always adhere to reform and innovation, and increase their cohesion, influence and execution. The federations should mobile the people in non-public sectors of the economy to the largest extent, and stimulate their enthusiasm, initiative and creativity. The new leadership and leading bodies of ACFIC should uphold their fine traditions, continue to strive for progress and create a new situation for the new era.
Chen Changzhi, vice chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and chairman of the Central Committee of China Democratic National Construction Association, delivered a message of congratulation on behalf of all the democratic parties. He said that the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has identified the historical position of President Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era and put forward the basic strategy of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. He called on all to unite more closely around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, focus on the central task and serve the overall interests, give full play to respective advantages in order to build a well-off society in an all-round way and contribute more to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the Chinese dream.
Li Yufu, secretary of Party Committee of All-China Federation of Trade Union, vice chairman, and major secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, delivered a message of congratulation on behalf of all the mass organizations. He remarked that the cause of mass organizations constitutes an important part of that of the Party. We will continue to strengthen exchanges, work closely with and support each other, firmly establish the political consciousness, overall consciousness, core consciousness and consciousness of keeping up, maintain and enhance political, advanced and mass character, strive to solve the problems of institutionalization, administration, aristocracy, and tendency toward over-entertainment, create a new situation for the development of the Party's mass organizations in the spirit of reform and innovation, and better serve the Party and the state.
Wang Qinmin, vice chairman of the CPPCC and chairman of ACFIC, made a work report on behalf of the 11th Executive Committee of ACFIC. After a comprehensive review of the work of CFIC over the past five years, the report pointed out that in the next five years CFIC will see great possibilities in the new period of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The overall requirements for CFIC are to hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, conscientiously study and implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, follow the thought of President Xi Jinping on socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new period, focus on the central task and serve the overall interests, revolve around the “sound development”, stick to the organic unity of the “political, advanced and mass character”, make progress based on the political system, solidarity, service and reform, continuously enhance its cohesion, influence and execution, encourage the people in non-public sectors of the economy to be patriotic, dedicated and law-abiding models with an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit to give back to society and create a new relationship between politics and commerce caring for the people and with clean hands, carry forward the spirit of outstanding entrepreneurs, promote the higher-quality, more efficient, fairer and more sustainable development of non-public economy, and make new contributions to building a well-off society in an all-round way, achieving the great success in socialism with Chinese characteristics, and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the Chinese dream.
Ma Kai, You Quan, Wang Shengjun, Du Qinglin, Huang Mengfu and Zheng Wantong attended the opening ceremony.
The conference heard and reviewed the work report of the 11th Executive Committee of ACFIC, considered and approved the Constitution of the China Federation of Industry & Commerce (Amendment), and witnessed the birth of the 12th Executive Committee.