Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and beliefs had been shaken. In the end, ‘the ruler’s flag over the city tower’ changed overnight. It’s a profound lesson for us! To dismiss the history of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Communist Party, to dismiss Lenin and Stalin, and to dismiss everything else is to engage in historic nihilism, and it confuses our thoughts and undermines the Party’s organizations on all levels.
Against such an exceptional backdrop and complex circumstances, we resolutely followed the decisions of the party… and worked hard to banish the serious impact of the Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun cases. We must strictly define authority in accordance with the law and… never allow any group or individual to have special rights which exceed the constitution or the law.