Eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of China

Eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of China

Eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of China

Eighth National Congress of the Communist Party of China

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Comrades:

I fully endorse the political report of the Central Committee made by Comrade Liu Shao-chi, the report on the Proposals for the Second Five-Year Plan for Development of the National Economy made by Comrade Chou En-lai, and the report on the revision of the Party Constitution made by Comrade Teng Hsiao-ping.

The summing up of our Party's work during the eleven years since the Seventh Congress is a summary of the victories of the Chinese people. During this period the people of our country, united under the leadership of our Party, won the victory in the great democratic revolution after arduous and complex struggles; and, following this, they gained, in the main, the victory in the great socialist revolution and made tremendous achievements in the First Five-Year Plan for socialist construction.

As a result of these victories and achievements, the trend of development of the history of our country and the appearance of our society have fundamentally changed. On the basis of what has already been achieved -- namely, complete national liberation, unity and people's Otemocracy together with equality, solidarity, fraternity and mutual aid among the various nationalities in our country -- we are forging ahead energetically on the road to socialism. Our economic and cultural affairs have made new achievements with each passing day; our people are shaking off their extreme poverty and cultural backwardness, and their material and cultural well-being have markedly improved from year to year.

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