Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, speaks at the Second Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, held in Beijing on January 18-19 (XINHUA)
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has proposed to write Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Constitution.
Major theoretical achievements, principles and policies adopted at the 19th CPC National Congress should be incorporated into the upcoming revision to the Constitution, according to a communique issued after the Second Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which was held in Beijing on January 18-19.
A proposal from the CPC Central Committee on the revision to the Constitution was adopted at the meeting.
New achievements, experiences and requirements of the development of the Party and nation should be embodied in the revised Constitution, according to the communique.
"We should keep pace with the times and improve the Constitution while maintaining its consistency, stability and authority," the document said.
The CPC Central Committee stressed "holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and fully implementing the guidelines put forward at the 19th CPC National Congress" in amending the Constitution.
The amending process should take Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the Theory of Three Represents, the Scientific Outlook on Development, and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guide, according to the communique.
(Xinhua News Agency January 19, 2018)