It is particularly important for the Communist Party of China (CPC) to speed up the training of talented young people, as talent is the most important resource and a strategic resource for a country's development, President Hu Jintao said Friday. [More about Hu's speech]
"All the comrades in the Party and the whole society should adhere to the major principle of respect for work, knowledge, talent, and creation, imbue themselves with the view that everyone has potential talent to develop," Hu, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said at a grand gathering marking the 90th anniversary of the CPC in Beijing.
According to Hu, it is particularly important to ensure that capable people emerge in great numbers and put their talents to best use and that everyone can bring out their best.
"Whether the Chinese nation can achieve its great rejuvenation depend on our success in training and fostering a large number of outstanding personnel, and particularly, in bringing outstanding personnel in all fields to the fore and bringing out the best," Hu noted.
"The Party's growth over the past 90 years shows that once the political line is adopted, cadres are important in ensuring its success,"he said.
"To continuously train a large number of outstanding young cadres is of fundamental importance for carrying on the cause of the Party and the people from generation to generation," Hu pointed out.
"We should open up, with greater vision, determination and courage, channels for recruiting talented personnel, quickly identify outstanding cadres in all fields and put them to good use, " he said.
"We will continue to give top priority to political integrity in placing cadres, and select and place those who have firm political conviction and outstanding performance and are capable and well received by the people," he added.
To shoulder heavy responsibilities, young cadres must foster a sound worldview and correct views on power and career, and they should be loyal to the Party' s cause, be identified with the people, be committed to whatever they do, and constantly improve themselves, he said.
"We should provide broad platforms to talented persons of all types to pursue their career and fully tap their development potential, and make sure that everyone contributes their due share to the country, the people, and the nation. " Hu added.