The General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council have issued the Opinions on Carrying out the Work of National Unity and Progress in an All-round, Deep and Lasting Way and Establishing the Consciousness of the Chinese National Community (hereinafter referred to as the Opinions), and issued a circular calling on all localities and departments to earnestly implement the Opinions in the light of actual conditions.
The Opinions points out that the consciousness of the Chinese national community is the foundation of national unity, and the soul of spiritual strength. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core has attached great importance to national work, focused on fostering the sense of the Chinese nations as a community, innovated and promoted the establishment of national unity and progress, and made remarkable achievements. The exchanges and blending of all nation groups have been extensively expanded, the sense of the Chinese national community has been constantly enhanced, and socialist ethnic relations of equality, solidarity, mutual assistance and harmony have been constantly consolidated and developed. At the same time, it should be noted that under the new situation, there are still some weak links in the establishment of national unity and progress, such as the imperfect system and mechanism, and the inadaptability of carrier methods. Adapting to that historical orientation of the development of the new era, taking the masses of all nationalities as the main body, cementing the consciousness of the Chinese nation community as the fundamental direction, and strengthening exchanges and blending among all nationalities as the fundamental way to comprehensively, thoroughly and permanently carry out the work of creating national unity and progress is the inevitable requirement for promoting the development of the cause of national unity and progress and for realizing the Chinese dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The Opinions points out that the guiding ideology of national unity and progress in the new era are holding high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, fully implement the spirits of the Nineteenth National Congress of the CPC and the Second and Third Plenary Sessions of the Nineteenth Central, strengthening the Party 's leadership over ethnic affairs, adhere to the general tone of striving for progress while maintaining stability, adhere to the people-centred approach, close to the general goal of "The Chinese nation is one family, united to build the Chinese Dream", centering on the theme of common unity, common prosperity and development, adhering to the concept of "The emphasis is on peacetime, on heart-to-heart, on action, and on the grass-roots level", in accordance with that general requirement of humanism, materialization and popularization, comprehensively, deeply, and permanently carry out the work of creating national unity and progress, highlight the theme, grasp the direction, deepen the connotation, enrich the forms, expand the scope of participation, raise the level of creation, and vigorously create a friendly social atmosphere for the Chinese nation, so as to rally the magnificent spiritual strength for the realization of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and Chinese dream.
The Opinions points out that the establishment of the national unity and progress in the new era should persist in the fundamental direction of cementing the consciousness of the Chinese National Community, in the fundamental way of strengthening the communication and intercourse of all nationalities, in the general goal of "The Chinese nation is one family, united to build the Chinese Dream", adhere to the rule of law to govern national affairs to promote national unity, follow the law of social unity, adhere to positive guidance, insist on co-operation, form a joint effort.
The Opinions requires deepen the propaganda and education of national unity and progress. It emphasizes the need to strengthen the education of the Chinese nation community and guide the masses of all national groups to constantly strengthen their identification with the great motherland, the Chinese nation, the Chinese culture, the Communist Party of China and socialism with Chinese characteristics. Inherit and develop Chinese excellent traditional culture, vigorously implement the project of inheriting and developing Chinese excellent traditional culture, and promote the integration of Chinese excellent traditional culture into national education, moral construction, cultural creation, production and life. Improve the normalization mechanism of national unity and progress education, bring national unity education into the whole process of national education, cadre education and social education, and build an educational platform integrating classroom teaching, social practice and thematic education. Improve the propaganda carrier and methods of national unity and progress, and make full use of new technologies and new media to create a solid propaganda carrier. Expand the network space for propaganda and education on national unity and progress, promote the "Internet + National Unity" campaign, build an online platform for cultural exchange and sharing, and turn the internet space into a new platform for promoting national unity and progress and forging a strong sense of the Chinese nation as a community.
The Opinion calls for promoting exchanges and blending of all national groups. Emphasizes the need to promote the establishment of mutual embedded social structure and community environment, actively create the social conditions for all nationalities to live, study and work together, carry out the work of communication, cultivation and harmony among the masses of all nationalities, and form an inseparable community. Build cultural bridges to promote communication among all national groups, and adhere to the socialist advanced culture as the guide to promote the cultural heritage and development of all national groups. Carry out characteristic mass communication activities, and create a platform for "The Chinese nation is one family" series of practical education activities. Accelerate the building of a moderately prosperous society to enhance the well-being of the people, give more prominence to accelerating the development of ethnic minorities and ethnic minority areas, and lay a solid material foundation for the unity and progress of national groups.
The Opinion calls for raising the working level of national unity and progress. It is emphasized that the work of building national unity and progress should be deepened, and the focus should be placed on grass-roots units such as communities, villages, schools, enterprises, companies, and so on. Strengthen the construction of demonstration areas and units for national unity and progress, and promote demonstration areas at all levels to take the lead in building a moderately prosperous society, synchronizing modernization, providing homogeneous public services, ensuring equal rights under the rule of law, building spiritual homes, and creating social harmony, so as to build model units for national unity and progress with distinctive characteristics. Upgrade the modernization of governance of ethnic affairs, fully implement the Constitution and the Law on Regional Ethnic Autonomy, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens of all ethnic groups in accordance with the law. Resolutely crack down on illegal and criminal acts that undermine national unity and create ethnic divisions in accordance with the law.
The Opinions stresses that party committees and governments at all levels should earnestly fulfill their political responsibilities of guarding the lifeline of national unity. Incorporate the building of national unity and progress into the performance appraisal of local party and government leading bodies and leading cadres. Strengthen policy support, establish a positive incentive mechanism, continue to strengthen efforts to cultivate and select models, and further tilt toward the grass-roots level. Increase the weight of national unity and progress in the evaluation of civilized cities.