CPC Constitution takes reform as China's 'salient feature'
Updated: 2012-11-14 12:54
BEIJING - The Communist Party of China (CPC) has amended its Constitution to take reform and opening up as the path to a stronger China, and the salient feature of the new period in China, according to a resolution approved by the 18th CPC National Congress.
The inclusion of this statement in the Party Constitution will help the whole Party acquire a deeper understanding of the importance of continuing to carry out reform and opening up and thus pursue this endeavor even more consciously and with greater determination, says the resolution.
It is by carrying out reform and opening up that China has achieved rapid development in the past 30-plus years, and it is reform and opening up that will ensure its future development, it says.
"Only reform and opening up can enable China, socialism and Marxism to develop themselves," it says.