Promulgation Date: 2020-1-28 Title: The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party issues the Notice on Strengthening Party Leadership, and Providing Staunch Political Guarantees for Winning the Battle of Prevention and Control against the Epidemic Document Number: Expiration date: Promulgating Entities: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Source of text: http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/2020-01/28/content_5472753.htm
Xinhua News Agency, January 28th reports: in recent days, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party issued the Notice on Strengthening Party Leadership, and Providing Staunch Political Guarantees for Winning the Battle of Prevention and Control against the Epidemic The full text reads as follows:
Since the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic began, General Secretary Xi Jinping has attached great attention to it, made a series of important instructions, chaired and called numerous meetings, and undertaken study and made arrangements regarding prevention and control of the epidemic, setting forth clear requirements. On 27 January, General Secretary Xi Jinping made important instructions on Party organizations at all levels and all Party members and cadres playing an active role in winning the battle for the prevention and control of the epidemic. The instructions stressed that Party committees (and Party groups) at all levels, leading groups and leading cadres at all levels, primary-level Party organizations and the masses of Party members must not forget the founding purpose and remember the mission, put themselves forward, struggle courageously, and make a solid job of their work, unite and lead the people to unwaveringly put into action the arrangements made by the Party Centre, resolutely fighting the battle. Party committees (Party groups) at all levels must resolutely implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important instructions, providing staunch political guarantees for winning the battle. The Committee herein notifies of the following items: Notice on related matters is hereby given as follows:
The epidemic is the command, its prevention and control the responsibility. Faced with a serious situation with the epidemic spreading, Party committees (Party groups) at each level must strengthen their consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core, and keep in alignment with the Centre, firm up their confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and ensure they resolutely uphold General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole, and resolutely uphold the Party Central Committee’s authority and its centralized, unified leadership, truly align their thought and action with the spirit of the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping, take clear stock of the responsibility and mission that they shoulder, and do their work well according to the requirements of bolstering confidence, sticking together, taking scientific prevention measures, and implementing with precision. They should remember the people’s interests are more important than anything, organize and mobilize Party organizations at all levels and the broad masses of Party members and cadres to treat the battle against the epidemic as a major political task, and to treat throwing themselves onto the frontline against the epidemic as a measure and a whetstone of their action to put into practice the founding purpose and mission and their demonstration of a willingness to shoulder responsibility. Translate the strengths of the Party—political, organisational and close connections with the people—into powerful political strengths to ensure that the Party Centre’s major decisions and arrangements are implemented, seeing that the Party flag flies high on the frontlines of epidemic prevention and control.
Party committees (Party groups) at all levels must encourage and guide the broad masses of Party members and cadres, especially leading cadres, to put themselves forward, struggle courageously, and do solid work, stand up to the test and be sure to uphold the need to guard their ground as a matter of responsibility, shoulder that responsibility, and give their utmost in doing so. You should test, distinguish between, assess, and use cadres on the frontline of epidemic prevention and control, and treat the real performance of leadership groups and leading cadres in the struggle to prevent and control the epidemic as important elements of testing their political quality, consciousness of their purpose, sense of the big picture, ability to take the reins, and spirit of willingness to shoulder responsibility. For those who perform outstandingly, you must commend them and use them boldly; for those without courage to shoulder responsibility, those with their heads in the clouds, and those who fail to implement rigorously, and those who even falsify and deceive, neglect duties or are in dereliction of duty, they must be sternly held to account. Organisation departments and disciplinary inspection commissions and supervision agencies at each level must, under the leadership of Party committees at each level, actively and on their own initiative fulfil their functions and effectively play their role.
Party committees (Party groups) at each level must fully make use of primary-level Party organisations’ role as a stronghold in the battle and the exemplary vanguard role of Communist Party members, mobilize all primary-level Party organisations and the broad masses of Party members, champion a spirit of fearlessness in the face of hardship and danger and selfless devotion, stand staunchly on the frontlines of epidemic prevention and control, and live up to the idea that wherever the tasks are treacherous and tough is where you’ll find Party organisations determinedly working away, and where you’ll find Party members behaving as exemplary pioneers. Widely organize primary-level Party organizations and Party members to implement joint prevention and control measures, establish and perfect district/county, sub-district/township, and urban community etc. protection networks, make a good job of epidemic monitoring, investigating to pinpoint the right people, early warning, and prevention and control work, strengthen joint prevention and control, fight to the last and leave no corner unprotected, and build a tight protective line of defence by the masses to resist the epidemic. Uphold Party building as the guide and organically combine regional governance, departmental governance, industry governance, primary-level governance, and unit governance to truly raise the scientific nature and effectiveness of epidemic prevention and control. The Party organisations of organs, enterprises and public institutions as well as social organisations must work according to unified arrangements, to make a good solid job of the prevention and control work in their own departments, units and industries. Organise Party members and cadres to make a good job of work vis-à-vis the masses, to stabilise the mood, strengthen confidence, to not believe or spread rumours, to make a good job of being the confidants of and a rock for the masses, and to rely closely on the masses in resolutely winning the battle to stop the epidemic.
Party committees (Party organizations) at each level must work in conjunction with health and other departments and units, mobilise and select and dispatch Party members and cadres from amongst experts and medical personnel to shoulder the heavy tasks and step forward in the face of difficulty to play a role in posts involving emergency medical assistance, the key issues in research, and the foundations of prevention and control. Show concern for and take care of experts and medical staff on the frontlines of the struggle against the epidemic, adopt practical, caring, and on-point measures, help experts and medical staff on the frontlines of the struggle to solve practical problems, and relieve any concerns weighing on them about their own families and such. Promptly summarise and publicise the advanced model things and moving deeds done by Party organisations at all levels, Party members, and cadres amidst the struggle against the epidemic so as to gather powerful positive energy through the notions of strength in unity, doing your all, and overcoming together.
The situation regarding the work of Party committees (Party organisations) at all levels to mobilise Party organisations, Party members and cadres to play their role in the struggle against the epidemic must be promptly reported to the Party Centre.