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Major Events of the CPPCC in 1978

1979-01-01 Source: China Political Consultative Conference A- A +

From February 24 to March 8, the first meeting of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing. The 5th National Committee of the CPPCC has a total of 1988 members. The conference elected the presidium and secretary general of this session, and heard and discussed the "Work Report of the Fourth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference" made by Xu Dezhen. During the meeting, all members who attended the first meeting of the Fifth National Committee of the CPPCC attended the first meeting of the Fifth National People's Congress, heard and discussed the "Government Work Report" made by Premier Hua Guofeng of the State Council. "Report on Amending the Constitution" by Vice Chairman Ye Jianying. The meeting also heard "Explanation on the Amendment to the Constitution of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference" made by Wei Guoqing, and adopted the "Charter of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference" and "Resolution of the First Session of the Fifth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference". The meeting elected Deng Xiaoping as Chairman of the Fifth National Committee of the CPPCC; 22 people including Wu Lanfu as Vice Chairman of the Fifth National Committee of the CPPCC; Qi Yanming as Secretary-General; and 243 Ding Guangxun and other members of the Standing Committee. The newly elected chairman Deng Xiaoping addressed the closing meeting. He pointed out that our country has now entered a new period of development; our revolutionary united front will certainly play its important role in the struggle to achieve the general tasks of the new period and in the march toward the four great modernizations; It is of great significance to develop China's revolutionary united front, activate the country's political life, and consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat.

On April 5, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China approved the "Report on Requests to Remove All Rightists' Hats" from the United Front Work Department and the Ministry of Public Security.

On May 11, the Guangming Daily published a special commentator article entitled "Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth." On the same day, Xinhua News Agency reposted this article. On the 12th, "People's Daily" and "Liberation Army Daily" were reprinted simultaneously. The article expounds the view of Marxist practice first. It is right to point out that any theory must be put to the test of practice. The theoretical treasure trove of Marxism is not a pile of dead dogma, it must constantly add new content in practice. At present, there is still a tendency that "the Bible is right". This is the spiritual shackle imposed on the people by the Gang of Four and must be resolutely broken. This article sparked a discussion about the fact that practice is the sole criterion for testing truth. The vast majority of people inside and outside the party support and support the views of the article. This discussion broke the long-term "left" leaning ideology, promoted the national Marxist ideological emancipation movement, and prepared the ideological conditions for the convocation of the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Party.

From October 10 to November 4, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China organized part of the symposium on the implementation of intellectual policy. The conference held that the situation of the intellectuals' team has undergone profound changes. The policy of "unity, education, and transformation" of intellectuals put forward in the early days of liberation has not been applied to the current situation. We must continue to do a good job of reviewing and redressing the injustices of Zhaoxue intellectuals. False and wrong work; Full trust in intellectuals, letting go of it, and fulfilling the right and responsibility of the job; adjusting the use of what is not learned, and making the best use of people, and making the best use of it; and working hard to improve their working and living conditions. After the meeting, the Central Organization Department issued "Several Opinions on Implementing the Party's Intellectual Policy."

From October 11 to 21, the Ninth National Congress of Chinese Trade Unions was held in Beijing. Deng Xiaoping delivered a speech on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, pointing out: In order to achieve the four modernization goals of socialism in this century, all trade union organizations must go deep into the masses and actively carry out propaganda, education and organizational work; all enterprises must promote democracy, Issues need to be discussed at the workers 'congress or the workers' congress; the trade unions of various enterprises will become the working organs of the workers 'congress and the workers' congress.

From October 16 to 26, the 10th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Youth League was held in Beijing. Han Ying, on behalf of the Communist Youth League's ten preparatory committees, made a work report entitled "Contributing Youth to the Great New Long March." Hu Qili made a report on amending the constitution of the regiment. The General Assembly passed the resolution on the work report and the new Communist Youth League charter, and elected the Tenth Central Committee.

From December 18 to 22, the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee was held in Beijing. Based on the discussions of the Central Working Conference, the plenary meeting made a strategic decision to shift the focus of the party's work and the attention of the entire people to socialist modernization. It pointed out that the realization of modernization is a broad and profound revolution and requires a substantial increase. Productive forces, in many ways, change production relations and superstructures that are not suitable for the development of productive forces, and change all management methods, activities and thinking modes that are not suitable. The plenary session established an ideological line of emancipating the mind and seeking truth from facts. Since then, China has entered a new historical period centered on the realization of the four modernizations. The work of the Chinese United Front and the CPPCC has entered a new stage of historical development. The focus of the CPPCC's work has also shifted to serving socialist modernization. .

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