BEIJING, Nov. 28, 2012 -- A senior official of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday called for study and implementation of the essence of the 18th CPC National Congress among non-CPC people.
Yu Zhengsheng, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a symposium attended by leaders of the eight non-Communist parties and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, as well as celebrities without party affiliations.
Upholding and building socialism with Chinese characteristics is the most fundamental thing for members of the united front in their study of the essence of the congress, Yu said.
He said that members of the united front should equip themselves with the congress's key messages, pool their wisdom and strength to achieve the goals set at the congress, and give forceful support for the country's efforts to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
He expressed hope that non-Communist parties can improve their ideological and organizational systems and work style, and make sound leadership reshuffles during their own national congresses so as to promote multi-party cooperation.
China's patriotic united front is represented by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the national political advisory body.
Members of the CPPCC are representatives of the CPC and non-Communist parties, personages without party affiliation, and representatives of people's organizations, ethnic minorities and various social strata.
The CPPCC also has the representation of compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, returned overseas Chinese, and specially invited people.