Jiang Zemin said in a speech celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference: "The extraordinary development of the People's Political Consultative Conference in the past 50 years can be summed up into two major themes: unity and democracy. Unite and democracy under the leadership of the Communist Party of China It is the concentrated reflection of the nature of the CPPCC, the historical basis for its emergence and development, and the direction and mission of the CPPCC. The two themes should continue to run through the entire work of the CPPCC. To achieve close unity and develop democracy It is more basic; it is more powerful to promote broad democracy and strengthen solidarity. If the CPPCC is to fulfill its mission in the development of the country and the nation, it must continue to adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party of China, continuously improve its own organizational mechanism, and strive to improve its working methods. Solidarity and democracy call for functions and advantages. "