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"Four Consciousnesses"

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Updated:2018-10-29 |

"Four Consciousnesses"

On January 29, 2016, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee publicly spelled out for the first time the “Four Consciousnesses”: maintaining political integrity, thinking in terms of the big picture, following the leadership core, and keeping in alignment with the central Party leadership. Alignment in thinking, political unity and unison in action has been essential to the continuing development and growth of the CPC’s endeavors. It would be unthinkable and unworkable for such a large Party and such a big nation to be without centralized unity, strong Party leadership, and powerful central authority.

The greatest strength of socialism with Chinese characteristics is leadership of the Party, and the key to strengthening it is to maintain the centralized and unified leadership of the Party’s Central Committee. The only way for the Party to become stronger and more united, and for it to always be the strong core leader of Chinese socialism, is for Party members to maintain political integrity, think in terms of the big picture, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the central Party leadership, and for them to always be aware of staying in close unison in both thoughts and deeds with the Party Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core. These “Four Consciousnesses” cannot be given lip service–they must be implemented in actions.