On March 12, Yu Zhengsheng, the 4th ranking member of the 18th Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee and the new Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), gave a speech at the closing meeting of the first session of the CPPCC. He said, "We should comprehensively and accurately study and understand the bright theme, spiritual essence, and strategic planning of the 18th Congress of the Party; comprehensively and accurately study and understand the series of important speeches of General Secretary Xi Jinping; and continuously deepen our understanding of the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, its theoretical framework, and social system. We must unswervingly adhere to the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, uphold and improve the multi-party cooperation and political consultation system under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, and firmly take the path of socialistic political development with Chinese characteristics. We should never copy the Western political system, always maintain a firm and correct political direction, and consolidate the common ideological and political foundation of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference."
Source: Xinhua, March 12, 2013