Beijing, January 25 (Xinhua) Wang Yang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese people’s Political Consultative Conference, met in Beijing on January 25 with members of the Eighth Council of the European and American students’ Association (Chinese Association of students studying abroad). He emphasized that as a mass organization under the leadership of the Communist Party of the United States, the association of European and American students should conscientiously study and understand the spirit of the important speech of general secretary Xi Jinping at the 100th anniversary celebration conference of the founding of the European Union and the United States, thoroughly implement the party Central Committee’s decision making arrangements for mass work, and take two overall interests, and bear in mind the duty responsibility mission. We should combine the dream of studying abroad, the dream of life and the Chinese dream, and pool our great wisdom and strength to make new contributions to the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country.
Wang Yang, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, congratulated the first National Congress of the European and American Association of students studying in China on its success and fully affirmed the work of the Seventh Council. He stressed that the most basic background of the vast number of students studying abroad is patriotism, and the strongest belief is to serve the country. No matter how the domestic and international environment changes, their patriotic feelings cannot be changed, and their ideal of serving the country cannot be lost. The new leading group should effectively improve its political judgment, political understanding and political execution, and stick to the party’s leadership throughout all aspects of the work of the European and American Student Association, so as to ensure that it maintains a high degree of consistency with the Party Central Committee in ideology, politics and action. It is necessary to observe the general trend, understand the great interests and carry out the great road, educate and guide the vast number of overseas students to deeply understand why the Communist Party of China “can”, why Marxism “can”, and why socialism with Chinese characteristics “is good”. It is necessary to anchor the function orientation of talent pool of studying abroad and serving the country, think tank of offering advice and suggestions, and new force of non-governmental diplomacy, continuously strengthen self construction, reform management mode, and innovate working methods, so as to promote progress in stability, improve quality and efficiency.
Wang Yang stressed that students studying abroad are the precious wealth of the party and the people and the living force for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Local Party committees at all levels should fully understand the great significance of doing a good job in the work of overseas students in the new era, implement the relevant decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee, support the work of European and American student associations, and create a good atmosphere for overseas students to play a better role.
You Quan, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Chen Zhu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and President of the Seventh Council of the association of European and American students (Association of Chinese students studying abroad), and Ding Zhongli, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and newly elected president of the Eighth Council of the Association of European and American students (Association of Chinese students studying abroad), attended the meeting. [editor: Zhu Yanjing]