Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, also member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, speaks at a meeting for heads of the united front work departments across the country, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 16, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official Tuesday urged the united front to thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress.
Vice Premier Wang Yang made the remarks at a meeting in Beijing for heads of the united front work departments across the country.
Wang, also member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that studying and implementing the spirit of the CPC congress was the core task of united front work.
Wang asked officials to combine the study of the Party congress spirit with the new concepts, thoughts and strategies of Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, on the united front work since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012.
"The study should also be combined with the new requirements on the united front work in the new era and its real work," Wang said.
"The result of the study should be turned into high political consciousness, scientific thoughts and approaches, and strong motivation for work," he said.
Wang also asked officials of the united front to improve their abilities in investigation and research and exert themselves to resolve the major theoretical and practical issues of the united front.
He said the united front had made "historic achievements" since the Party congress in 2012, including "important contributions to the historic transformations of the causes of the Party and the country."
You Quan, head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, said at the meeting that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era should be used to arm officials of the united front, lead its members and guide its work.