CPC’s spiritual legacy has been carried forward through a journey of 100 years: Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era
Published: Nov 10, 2021 08:03 PM
Editor's Note: 

Through its century-long history, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has nurtured a series of spirits, which reflect the theme and essence of the centennial history of the Party and provide the strong spiritual motivation to the great rejuvenation of China.

The spirits of the communists in China are a gigantic system and entirety with the same roots and origins. These great spirits were born and developed during the CPC's journey in revolution, construction, and reform and opening-up through historic events, locations and figures.

The spirits are also a reflection of the long-standing and well-established spirits of the people of China - creativity, hardworking, solidarity and having dreams.

The sixth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the CPC kicked off on Monday, which is crucial as it's the Party's first major political event after celebrating its 100th founding anniversary. 

The Global Times has dedicated three issues to illustrate the precious spirits of the CPC that have been formed and inspired Chinese people in the Party's centennial history. 

This is the last issue which will portray the spirits that were nurtured since China's reform and opening-up launched in 1978. Since then, China has entered a period of rapid development. The Party has led people to the liberation of their thoughts and seeking for innovation. The reform of the economic system has also been promoted, the economic volume has consistently increased, and people's livelihoods have been improved greatly.

The Great Spirit of Fighting COVID-19

It features putting people's lives first, a nationwide solidarity, sacrifice, respect for science, and a sense of mission for humanity. This spirit continues to be an inspiration for the people across the country to bravely fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

A woman recovered from COVID-19 along with two medical personnel wave after she was discharged from the hospital in Jiangxi Province on November 4, 2021. Photo: VCG

A woman recovered from COVID-19 along with two medical personnel wave after she was discharged from the hospital in Jiangxi Province on November 4, 2021. Photo: VCG

The Spirit of the Ox

It represents the spirit of serving the people as willing steers, blazing new trails in development as pioneering bulls, and engaging in an arduous struggle as hardworking oxen.

The Spirit of Chinese Scientists

The spirit of Chinese scientists in the new era features patriotism, innovation, truth-seeking, dedication, teamwork, and the promotion of a younger generation of successors.

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship 

Since China launched reform and opening-up in the late 1970s, a large number of entrepreneurs have emerged, creating and leading enterprises and building strong core competitiveness. The spirit of entrepreneurship is characterized by patriotism, professional dedication, law-abiding conduct, diligent work, innovation, pursuit of quality, and the courage to shoulder obligations and serve society. 

Lunar Exploration Spirit

It means embarking on a new space exploration journey step by step, promoting the innovative development of China's space exploration cause, and making greater contributions to humanity's peaceful use of space.

Beidou Spirit in New Era

The spirit of the "independent innovations, unity and collaboration, overcoming difficulties, and the pursuit of excellence" reflected in China's exploration in BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3).

The Spirit of the Silk Road

The ancient Silk Road was a trade route that spanned thousands of miles. More than this, it had been a platform for people-to-people and cultural exchanges, where ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural convergence took place down the centuries. The Silk Road spirit is embodied in peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, and mutual learning and mutual benefit.