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The Communist Party of China (CPC) holds a grand gathering on July 1, 2011 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to celebrate the Party's 90th anniversary.[Xinhua]

The Communist Party of China (CPC) holds a grand gathering on July 1, 2011 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to celebrate the Party's 90th anniversary.[Xinhua]
To make Party building more scientific under the new historical conditions, we must follow the principle of putting people first and governing for the people, firmly adhere to the Marxist viewpoint on the people, purposefully implement the mass line of the Party, and maintain close ties between the Party and the people.  在新的历史条件下提高党的建设科学化水平,必须坚持以人为本、执政为民理念,牢固树立马克思主义群众观点、自觉贯彻党的群众路线,始终保持党同人民群众的血肉联系。
The growth of the Party over the past 90 years shows that the fact that the Party comes from the people, takes root among the people and serves the people ensures its invincibility. Putting people first and governing for the people is what the Party is all about. It fully embodies the Party's fundamental purpose of serving the people wholeheartedly. It is the ultimate yardstick to guide, assess, and test all governance activities of the Party. All the comrades in the Party must bear in mind that maintaining close ties with the people gives the Party its biggest political asset while alienation from the people poses the greatest risk to the Party after it has gained political power. Therefore, we must always place the people's interests before everything else, and make sure that the aim and outcome of all our work is to realize, uphold and expand the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people. We must exercise power for the people, identify ourselves with them and work for their interests. This will win us the most extensive, reliable, and solid popular support, which will serve the source of strength for our work. 90年来党的发展历程告诉我们,来自人民、植根人民、服务人民,是我们党永远立于不败之地的根本。以人为本、执政为民是我们党的性质和全心全意为人民服务根本宗旨的集中体现,是指引、评价、检验我们党一切执政活动的最高标准。全党同志必须牢记,密切联系群众是我们党的最大政治优势,脱离群众是我们党执政后的最大危险。我们必须始终把人民利益放在第一位,把实现好、维护好、发展好最广大人民根本利益作为一切工作的出发点和落脚点,做到权为民所用、情为民所系、利为民所谋,使我们的工作获得最广泛最可靠最牢固的群众基础和力量源泉。
All Party members must put the people foremost in their minds, respect the people as masters of the house and their creativity, and treat them as teachers. We must ensure that in their growth, our political vision and governance capacity draw inspiration from the creative practices of the people. We should attach great importance to work relating to the people under new conditions and do the job well. We must consult the people on policies, learn about their needs, and seek suggestions from them. We must listen to their views, truthfully reflect their wishes, help alleviate their hardships, and protect their economic, political, cultural, and social rights and interests in accordance with the law. The people will care about and feel close to the Party only when the Party feels the same toward them. Party and government offices at all levels and their officials should be more community-focused in their work, regularly visit communities, and stay close with the people. In this way, we can learn more about the actual conditions of the people, address their concerns, and give them a warm feeling that we care about them. We should take local communities as a training ground for officials and encourage them to forge closer bonds with the people through daily interactions and become better able to serve them. Serving the people and carrying out people-related work should be pursued as the central task of community-level Party organizations and the basic duties of community-based officials. This will enable community-level Party organizations to play a key role in promoting development, serving the people, increasing public cohesion, and promoting harmony. 每一个共产党员都要把人民放在心中最高位置,尊重人民主体地位,尊重人民首创精神,拜人民为师,把政治智慧的增长、执政本领的增强深深扎根于人民的创造性实践之中。要高度重视并切实做好新形势下群众工作,坚持问政于民、问需于民、问计于民,真诚倾听群众呼声,真实反映群众愿望,真情关心群众疾苦,依法保障人民群众经济、政治、文化、社会等各项权益。只有我们把群众放在心上,群众才会把我们放在心上;只有我们把群众当亲人,群众才会把我们当亲人。各级党政机关和干部要坚持工作重心下移,经常深入实际、深入基层、深入群众,做到知民情、解民忧、暖民心。要把基层一线作为培养锻炼干部的基础阵地,引导干部在同群众朝夕相处中增进对群众的思想感情、增强服务群众本领。要把服务群众、做群众工作作为基层党组织的核心任务和基层干部的基本职责,使基层党组织成为推动发展、服务群众、凝聚人心、促进和谐的坚强战斗堡垒。
To make Party building more scientific under the new historical conditions, we must follow the principle of fighting corruption in a comprehensive way, addressing both its symptoms and root causes, and combining punishment with prevention with emphasis on prevention. We must intensify efforts to improve Party conduct, uphold integrity and combat corruption so as to maintain the advanced nature and integrity of the Party as a Marxist political party. 在新的历史条件下提高党的建设科学化水平,必须坚持标本兼治、综合治理、惩防并举、注重预防的方针,深入开展党风廉政建设和反腐败斗争,始终保持马克思主义政党的先进性和纯洁性。
The growth of the Party over the past 90 years shows that cracking hard on and effectively preventing corruption is crucial in gaining popular support for the Party and ensuring its very survival, and it is therefore a major political task the Party must attend to at all times. The Party is soberly aware of the gravity and danger of corruption that have emerged under the conditions of the Party being long in power as well as the need to combat corruption throughout the course of reform, opening up, and socialist modernization. The Party's unequivocal and consistent opposition to corruption and the steady, notable new progress made in fighting corruption and upholding integrity provide an important guarantee for advancing reform, opening up, and socialist modernization. On the other hand, grave challenges and daunting tasks remain in fighting corruption. If not effectively curbed, corruption will cost the Party the trust and support of the people. The whole Party must remain vigilant against corruption, be fully aware that fighting corruption will be a protracted, complicated and arduous battle, and give higher priority to combating corruption and upholding integrity. The Party must demonstrate greater confidence and resolve and take more forceful measures to improve the institutions for punishing and preventing corruption and unswervingly fight corruption. 90年来党的发展历程告诉我们,坚决惩治和有效预防腐败,关系人心向背和党的生死存亡,是党必须始终抓好的重大政治任务。我们党对长期执政条件下滋生腐败的严重性和危险性,对改革开放和社会主义现代化建设全过程都要反对腐败,认识是清醒的。我们党旗帜鲜明、一以贯之反对腐败,反腐倡廉建设不断取得新的明显进展,为推进改革开放和社会主义现代化建设提供了重要保障。同时,反腐败斗争形势依然严峻、任务依然艰巨。如果腐败得不到有效惩治,党就会丧失人民信任和支持。全党必须警钟长鸣,充分认识反腐败斗争的长期性、复杂性、艰巨性,把反腐倡廉建设摆在更加突出的位置,以更加坚定的信心、更加坚决的态度、更加有力的举措推进惩治和预防腐败体系建设,坚定不移把反腐败斗争进行到底。
Leading officials at all levels must bear in mind that our power is entrusted to us by the people and can only be used in their interests. In exercising power, we must serve the people, hold ourselves accountable to them, and readily subject ourselves to their oversight. We must not turn our power into an instrument for making personal gains for a handful of individuals. Officials at all levels must have a keen sense of living up to the people's trust, guarding against wrong doing, and holding themselves to higher standards. We must act in the true Party spirit, ensure integrity, and play an exemplary role in society. One should not forget his origin when in prominent position; he should not abandon the role of public servants once in public post, or use power for personal gains. We must preserve the political integrity of Communists. 各级领导干部都要牢记,我们手中的权力是人民赋予的,只能用来为人民谋利益。行使权力就必须为人民服务、对人民负责并自觉接受人民监督,决不能把权力变成牟取个人或少数人私利的工具。各级干部都要自重、自省、自警、自励,讲党性、重品行、作表率,做到立身不忘做人之本、为政不移公仆之心、用权不谋一己之私,永葆共产党人政治本色。

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