2021-10-14: [Article Link]. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out at the meeting celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China: "The Communist Party of China adheres to the basic principles of Marxism, insists on seeking truth from facts, proceeding from China's reality, insight into the general trend of the times, and grasping the initiative of history, we will carry out arduous exploration, constantly promote the modernization of Marxism in China, and guide the Chinese people to continuously promote the great social revolution." Seeking truth from facts, as the fundamental viewpoint of Marxism, is the fundamental requirement for the Chinese Communists to understand and transform the world. It is the Party's basic thinking method, working method, and leadership method. Practice has repeatedly proved that insisting on seeking truth from facts can rejuvenate the party and rejuvenate the country; If you violate the principle of seeking truth from facts, you will mistake the party and the country. On the new road to the exam, we take history as a mirror and create the future. We must continue to promote the Sinicization of Marxism, adhere to the basic principles of Marxism, and insist on seeking truth from facts. To persist in seeking truth from facts and continuously advance the great social revolution, we must proceed from China's reality. Adhering to everything from reality is the historical proposition of Marxism; Concrete analysis of specific issues is the living soul of Marxism; Seeking truth from facts is a fundamental grasp of the laws of things, it is the unity of science and value. Only by "starting from the reality of objective existence" and "starting from the needs of the people", can we better think about problems, make decisions, and do things, and truly realize "Seeking Truth". Scientificity is the prerequisite for us to understand things and the laws of development. If we deny science, we will lose our objective foundation. Seeking truth from facts will become "water without a source", and work will be easy to make mistakes. Value is the orientation, purpose, direction and purpose of work practice. Denying the value will lose the mass base, and seeking truth from facts will become "seeking fish from the wood". To persist in seeking truth from facts and continuously promote great social changes, we must proceed from the current basic national conditions and the actual needs of the people, and deeply grasp the new opportunities and challenges of own country's new development stage. We must not only deeply understand the new historical position of our country's development and the changes in the main social contradictions, but also firmly grasp the basic national conditions and maximum reality that our country is still and will be in the primary stage of socialism for a long time. We should continue to deepen reform and optimize the pattern of development around resolving the people's growing needs for a better life and the main social contradictions of unbalanced and inadequate development, to provide a higher quality development environment and conditions for the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country. Adhere to seeking truth from facts and continuously promote the great social revolution, we must have an insight into the general trend of the times. Accurately grasping the general trend of the times and the trend of development is an important starting point and basic basis for our party to correctly formulate lines, guidelines and policies. Seeking truth from facts is the overall judgment of time and situation, and the unity of integrity and specificity. Over the past 100 years, the Communist Party of China has been planning according to the situation, acting in response to the situation, following the trend, taking advantage of the situation, using Marxism to observe the era, grasp the era, struggle for the era, and lead the era, to embark on a path of socialism with Chinese characteristics that is highly realistic and feasible. To insist on seeking truth from facts and constantly advancing the great social revolution, we must accurately grasp the general trend of the times and the trend of development as an important prerequisite for our planning work, in mind the strategic overall situation of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the great changes unseen in the world in a century, we have a deep understanding of the new contradictions and challenges brought about by the complicated international environment, and make proper preparations for dealing with various difficult situations. In accordance with the new development of the world situation and the new changes in the development of the times, grasp the development trend of The Times brought about by the new scientific and technological revolution and the Industrial Revolution, adhere to the problem orientation, and listen to the voice of the times, to further promote the integration of Marxism with the specific reality and characteristics of the times of contemporary China's development. To persist in seeking truth from facts and constantly advance the great social revolution, we must grasp the initiative of history. An important enlightenment from the Party's 100-year history is that there are laws for historical development, but people are not completely passive in it, as long as they have insight into the laws of history and seize historical opportunities, grasping the initiative of history, we can invincible and create miracles. Seeking truth from facts is a realistic action of the unity of knowledge and action, a unity of truth and methodology. The essence of seeking truth from facts is not to provide an absolute truth, but to provide scientific choices and methodological guidelines for people to discover truth concretely. More than 40 years ago, we restored the ideological line of seeking truth from facts in the wind and rain, and opened a new great revolution, it has created a glorious history that the Chinese people can be proud. To persist in seeking truth from facts and continuously promote the great social revolution, we must establish a great view of history, analyze the evolution mechanism from the long history and the tide of the times, explore the laws of history, and seize the historical opportunity in the changing development environment, master the historical initiative, anchor the goal of struggle, unswervingly follow the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and create more brilliant revolutionary achievements in the great social revolution. To persist in seeking truth from facts and constantly advance the great social revolution, we must rely on the people to carry out arduous exploration. Seeking truth from facts is the creative practice of keeping integrity and innovation, and the unity of subjectivity and practicality. The development of the party over the past century tells us that the foundation of the party is in the people, the blood is in the people, and the strength is in the people. The people are the true creators of history and the most basic subject of knowledge and practice. Our party has closely relied on the people to create a great cause, and it must continue to adhere to the people-centered thinking on the new Long March and continue to promote the creative practice of the people. To persist in seeking truth from facts and constantly advance the great social revolution, we must always adhere to and uphold the political stand of the supremacy of the people, adhere to the dominant position of the people, adhere to the fundamental purpose of serving the people, and adhere to the party spirit, take telling the truth, doing honest things, and being honest people as an important part of the party spirit cultivation and training of the Chinese Communists in the new era. They dare to adhere to the truth, be good at independent thinking, and insist on seeking truth and being pragmatic. Only by insisting on seeking truth from facts, doing everything for the people, relying closely on the people, and constantly exploring hard, can we create the great achievements of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
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