For the first time, the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China made an institutional design for adhering to and improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, advancing the national governance system, and the modernization of governance capabilities under the new situation. The CPPCC Working Conference has historically made a comprehensive plan on how to persist in improving the CPPCC system and how to strengthen and improve the work of the CPPCC. The two conferences continue in the same vein, and together they point out the way forward for the work of the People's Political Consultative Conference in the new era. The key to implementing the spirit of the two meetings is to figure out and understand what the CPPCC "what", "what", "how" and "who will do it."
About "what" is the CPPCC. To sum up, it is "one special" and "three important." The CPPCC is a "special consultation body". Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has clearly pointed out that the CPPCC is an important channel for socialist consultative democracy and a specialized consultative body. This scientific positioning not only upholds the historical traditions, but also reflects the characteristics of the times. It is a new connotation of the role of the Central Committee of the People's Political Consultative Conference given by the Party Central Committee in the new era, thereby making the national governance system more systematic and the governance chain more complete. The CPPCC is an important position for upholding and strengthening the party's leadership over various tasks. Through the position of the CPPCC, on the one hand, it can convey and implement the party's decision-making arrangements to various party groups, sectors and strata, and transform the party's ideas into consensus of all sectors of society; Follow the party and unite the broadest and tightest circles of society around the party. The CPPCC is an important platform for uniting education to guide representatives of all ethnic groups and all walks of life with the party's innovative theory. On the platform of the CPPCC, we can preach Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era to people of all nationalities and all walks of life, and preach the party's historical achievements, practical achievements, and innovative theories. You can also use the CPPCC platform to guide people from all walks of life and ethnic groups to use Xi Jinping's ideology of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era to unite and lead people from all walks of life under the banner of socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics. Ideological and political work aimed at people outside the party was arrested. The CPPCC is an important channel to resolve contradictions and build consensus on the basis of common ideology and politics. Through political participation, deliberations, and democratic consultations, people from all walks of life and all walks of life can be guided by Xi Jinping's new era of socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics as the spiritual banner, and continue to firmly adhere to the party's leadership, patriotism and socialism with Chinese characteristics as the united front. Political foundation; can also collect and reflect the wishes of people from all walks of life and various sectors through speeches at the conference, reflection of social conditions and public opinion, etc., to unravel the "thoughts" of the people, increase trust, dispel doubts, and resolve contradictions; Preach policies, democratic supervision, etc., deal with the relationship of consistency and diversity, seek common ground while reserving differences, and assimilate differences, and unite the consensus of all walks of life from all walks of life in order to plant a solid foundation of public opinion and society for the scientific decision-making of the party committee and government.
Regarding what the CPPCC is doing. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in an important speech delivered at the work conference of the Central Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) that strengthening the ideological and political leadership and broadening consensus is the central link, adhere to the two themes of solidarity and democracy, and improve the level of political consultation, democratic supervision, and participation in politics. Gather consensus and shoulder the political responsibility of consolidating the Party's central committee's decision-making arrangements and the requirements of the CPPCC work, and uniting the wisdom and strength of Chinese children at home and abroad. This further clarifies the functional responsibilities of the CPPCC. To this end, in terms of political consultation, we must focus on the tasks performed by the Party and the National Center, fulfill their duties and responsibilities, grasp key points, make up for shortcomings, and strengths and weaknesses, fully investigate and negotiate, and prioritize and implement decision-making. In terms of democratic supervision, democratic supervision should be conducted in accordance with the CPPCC charter, and the implementation of major central policies, reform measures, and decision-making arrangements should be promoted through enhanced supervision. In participating in politics, we must closely follow the needs of the party and government, the people's expectations, and the capabilities of the CPPCC, and provide more professional and effective suggestions. In terms of building consensus, it is necessary to guide the parties and groups participating in the CPPCC and people from all ethnic groups and all walks of life to study the party's innovative theory, understand the internal ideological dynamics of the United Front, and do a good job of connecting the democratic parties, ethnic religions, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwanese. Seek the greatest common divisor, draw the greatest concentric circles, and gather the majestic forces for national rejuvenation. Of course, we must take into consideration both the overall plan and the focus. As far as the current focus is concerned, it is necessary to make a two-way effort in advocacy and consensus building.
Regarding the "how to do" of the CPPCC. To achieve a new look in the new era, the CPPCC must fulfill its duties with "first-line thinking" and "first-line standards", improve quality and efficiency, and write its own "homework" wonderfully. Comprehensively strengthen the party's leadership over the work of the CPPCC. Strengthen the "four consciousness", firm the "four self-confidences" and achieve "two safeguards", give full play to the political leadership role of the CPPCC Party group in the work of the CPPCC, and focus on highlighting the role of the sub-party group and various branches in the battle of the CPPCC. Effectively highlight the "key minority" role of party members and leading cadres in the work of the CPPCC, pay more attention to the role of pioneers and role models of party members and cadres in the work of the CPPCC, and put the work of the CPPCC into the overall situation of the party committee, and always under the leadership of the party committee Carry out various tasks to ensure that the work of the CPPCC is not deviated, misguided, or politically lost. Do a good job in the main responsibility of negotiating democracy. Understand that the main work of the CPPCC is "negotiation". The usual political conferences, investigations and inspections, and the reflection of social conditions and public opinions must be combined with democratic consultation; the main way of CPPCC work is to "set up the stage" and invite relevant parties to the CPPCC to negotiate; Improve the work regulations and rules of the CPPCC consultations, and refine the basic principles, content of topics, scope of participation, methods, procedures, and use of results of the CPPCC consultations according to local conditions. Adhere to and improve relevant institutions and mechanisms. Use the party's innovative theory to guide the construction of the CPPCC work system, and adhere to and improve the various work and learning systems formed in the past; adhere to and improve the system of CPPCC members' responsibility, and the key now is to effectively implement the existing system Good; adhere to and improve the system of the work of the special committees, and truly make the special committees become the backbone of the work of the CPPCC; adhere to and improve the system of the CPPCC system to guide and work. To strengthen the guidance for the work of the CPPCC; to adhere to and improve the system of democratic supervision, participation in and discussion of politics, to create a carrier of consensus, to unblock the channels for reflecting opinions and suggestions, and to strive to make this work more realistic and more Effect. Work hard to improve work style. We must resolutely overcome and prevent formalism and bureaucracy, promote the style of investigation and research, and connect with the masses. Correctly handle the relationship between imagination and reality, looseness, tightness, stability, and advancement. Don't be level and stable, and don't try to advance fast, and strive to make the things that are relatively fictitious more practical. Work hard to promote quality and efficiency. Establish an evaluation system for the quality of Jianyan's political affairs, so that the quality and effectiveness of the work of the CPPCC has an objective quality standard. Make good use of new media and new technologies, build an application-oriented think tank with full characteristics of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and make better use of the role of members as an intelligent platform for performing their duties. Standardize the methods and procedures of the CPPCC work to prevent inaction, "disrupt the battle", and to prevent the deployment of unattended follow-up and other issues, and gradually realize the quality of various CPPCC meetings and activities Effective.
Regarding the work of the CPPCC, "who will do it." Mainly play a role in four aspects. Give full play to the main role of CPPCC members. CPPCC members should consciously strengthen their political responsibilities, and through various learning and training, focus on improving their ability to grasp the "four aspects" of political grasp, investigation and research, contact with the masses, and work together, comprehensively enhance their ability to perform their duties, perform their duties with practical actions, and truly demonstrate Out of the members' style. Give full play to the basic role of the committee. The special committee is a regular working institution after the conclusion of the CPPCC conference. It is necessary to build more effective platforms, organize the relevant subcommittee members, and complete the various tasks set by the party committee of the CPPCC in an orderly and efficient manner. Bring into play the key role of the CPPCC. The CPPCC is a system. The Provincial CPPCC should strengthen the work guidance of the CPPCC, and more often invite the CPPCC to participate in various provincial meetings and inspections. The CPPCC must take the initiative to make the consultation work at the grassroots level. Extending, taking consultation democracy and consolidating consensus as the main responsibility, focusing on concrete and effective results. Bring into play the safeguard role of the CPPCC organizations and cadres at all levels. At present, we must focus on helping to solve the problems of “weak basic work and weak personnel” of the CPPCC. We must establish a career orientation of “performing talents and positions”, and constantly improve the executive and enforcement capabilities of government officials, and strive to create an adaptation. The cadre team of the CPPCC required by the times.
The cause of the CPPCC stands at a new historical starting point. Only when the CPPCC members don't forget the way they came and the original intention of the establishment of the CPPCC system, can they shoulder the mission entrusted by the new era, do their own tasks well, and make the cause of the CPPCC a better future.
(Author Ouyang Jian is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice chairman of the theoretical research society of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and chairman of the Gansu Provincial Political Consultative Conference)