Theory Study Central Team of the CPC Leadership of the SAFE Organizes Study on Philosophy and Its Use
On the afternoon of September 28, 2017, the Theory Study Central Team of the CPC Leadership of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) got the opportunity of celebrating the 80th anniversary since On Practice and On Contradiction were published to organize the study on philosophy and its use, along with the implementation of the gist of the National Financial Work Conference and of the speech delivered by Secretary General Xi Jinping on July 26, as well as his remarks on Party governance based on systems and regulations and intra-Party regulations and systems. At the study, which was chaired by Pan Gongsheng, Secretary of the CPC Leadership and Administrator of the SAFE, members of the CPC Leadership had in-depth discussions and exchanges concerning foreign exchange administration and thinking. Attendees of the study included officials from relevant departments of the SAFE Head Office.
At the study, comprehensive and in-depth learning and discussions were held on the theoretical contributions and contemporary value of Marxist philosophy against the background of the production of On Practice and On Contradiction. The CPC Leadership of the SAFE believes that On Practice and On Contradiction by Mao Zedong are great accomplishments based on China's revolution and traditional philosophy, provide a significant philosophical basis for Marxist philosophy with Chinese characteristics, and help CPC members build a scientific worldview and methodology, playing a significant part in the history of Chinese revolution, or even in the history of the CPC, and therefore will serve a guiding role in building a socialist economy with Chinese characteristics. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has focused on pressing ahead with the supply-side structural reform, and enriched and refined the new concepts, ideas and strategies on governing China, achieving remarkable progress that is of great practical and historical importance in reform, development, and stability, internal politics, diplomacy and national defense, and governance of the CPC, the country and its military forces, and making breakthroughs in reforms in key areas and links. These new practices that integrate Marxism with China's reality give a full display of the strong vitality of On Practice and On Contradiction in modern times.
The SAFE's CPC Leadership stresses that CPC organizations and leaders at various levels develop a full understanding of the practical significance of studying philosophy and its use, and study classics such as On Practice and On Contradiction, to raise their awareness, sum up experience and make innovations. They shall have an in-depth understanding of the theoretical principles of Marxist epistemology and material dialectics, and of the underlying meanings of "seeking truth from facts"," proceeding from reality in all things we do", "no investigation, no right to speak", and "analysis of contradictions", to base their beliefs and convictions on the rational recognition of sciences and theories. They shall also have a profound knowledge of the rationales, basic views and methodology of Marxist philosophy, and further their understanding and grasp of the gist of important speeches by Secretary General Xi Jinping and the stance, views and methodology of Marxism laid out in the new philosophy, thinking and strategies on state governance by the CPC Central Committee. By following the experience of integrating Marxism with China's reality, they shall study and use philosophy, become more conscious of emancipating their minds and seeking truth from facts, and more ready to do things with critical thinking, and integrate Marxist stances, views and methodology with the theories, directions, guidelines and policies of the CPC and implement them in foreign exchange administration. They shall study and implement the gist of the National Financial Work Conference and understand the accomplishments in financial reform and developments in China. With a focus on "serving the real economy, guarding against financial risks and deepening financial reform", they shall analyze and understand the current economic and financial conditions, capture the principal contradictions and principal aspects of contradictions in social and economic developments, and strengthen critical and strategic thinking, to adapt to the new normal of foreign exchange administration and be poised for the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China with excellent performance.
As emphasized by the CPC Leadership of the SAFE, the remarks of Secretary General Xi Jinping on Party governance based on systems and regulations address major issues regarding the building of intra-Party regulations and systems under the new circumstances, and show the progress of the building of intra-Party regulations and systems, key measures adopted, accomplishments already made and fresh experience accumulated by the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core. These remarks enrich and develop the Marxist theory of Party building and provide a significant reference for enhancing the building of intra-Party regulations and systems. Party organizations of the SAFE at various levels and all Party members shall develop a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the thoughts of Xi Jinping on governing the CPC based on systems and regulations, and of the significant impact of intra-Party regulations and systems on governing the CPC based on systems and regulations, enhance the study and promotion of intra-Party regulations and systems, and boost the effective implementation of intra-Party regulations and systems so as to deepen the comprehensive and strict governance of the CPC.
According to Pan Gongsheng, in the run-up to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, foreign exchange authorities shall act in strict compliance with the political discipline and norms, and raise the "four awareness" to become highly aligned with the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core in thoughts, politics and action, and firmly uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee. They shall intensify monitoring and analysis of foreign exchange markets and cross-border capital flows to maintain the stable performance of foreign exchange markets. They shall also keep strict confidentiality, ensure national security, and pay attention to safe production to safeguard stable operation of all business systems for foreign exchange. They shall pay close attention to market expectation management to effectively keep market confidence stable. Persistent efforts shall be made to clean up undesirable work styles, uphold integrity, combat corruption, and keep alert to corruption. The leaders shall strictly perform their responsibilities in shift work and leading teams on different shifts, to ensure efficient operation of the emergency mechanism. Moreover, a prior plan shall be made to get well prepared for the in-depth study and implementation of the gist of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.