In general, the preliminary ideas expressed in your telegram of November 6 concerning work in Guizhou are practicable. However, you should pay attention to the following points:
The pen is a major tool for exercising leadership, so leading comrades should learn to write. Holding meetings is essential to leadership, but it is always a small number of people who can attend meetings; even when you make an important report, the audience will number no more than a few hundred.
Today I shall speak about rectification, a matter concerning the entire Party. At the meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee in May, it was decided to conduct a rectification movement this year, the third rectification movement in the history of our Party.
On the question of minority nationalities, I am still a pupil. You comrades have done more research on this question than I have and you are specialized in this field of work. Today I shall speak mainly on the issue of minority nationalities in connection with the situation in the southwest.
While addressing more than 2,000 science and technology elites from all parts of the nation on January 9, 2006; Chinese President Hu Jintao said that China’s scientific and technological development goal for the next 15 years is to build an innovation-oriented country by 2020.
The CPC Central Committee's Proposal on the Formulation of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) for National Economic and Social Development clearly states: "Building socialist new villages is a major historical mission in China's modernization process."
China's political system is different from the two-party or multi-party political systems in Western countries, and also unlike the unilateral party system practiced in some other countries.
In September 2004, the Fourth Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of the CPC decided to list “the capability of building a socialist harmonious society” as one of the five governing capabilities that the CPC endeavors to enhance.
The CPC Central Committee's Proposal on the Formulation of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) for National Economic and Social Development notes that regarding enhancement of independent innovative capability as the strategic basic point of scientific and technological development and a key link in adjusting the industrial structure and changing the mode of economic growth, vigorously improving primitive innovative ability, integrated innovative ability and the re-innovative abilities for introduction, assimilation and digestion of technology.
Socialism with Chinese characteristics is something that combines the basic principles of scientific socialism with the facts of building socialism unique to China.