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Documentary wins people's hearts

2017-10-13 07:22:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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Seven-episode CCTV special focused on governance

A political documentary focusing on the Communist Party of China's people-centered governance received positive feedback from the public soon after it aired nationwide.

One episode a day was released of the seven-episode documentary Stay True to the Mission and Keep Moving Forward on China Central Television and the series finished on Wednesday.

The title came from early July, when General Secretary Xi Jinping called on the Party's membership of more than 89 million to "stay true to the mission and keep moving forward".

The documentary focuses on the progress made by the CPC in the past five years to build socialism with Chinese characteristics, serve the people, boost reform, build a strong military, fight corruption and enhance international cooperation.

The documentary said that it was the choice of history and the people in October last year to "identify Xi Jinping as the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole Party".

It said that under the firm leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core, China will definitely have great success in the process of fulfilling the dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

The documentary was among a number of political productions broadcast by CCTV in the past two months featuring the Party's achievements over five years in such areas as deepening reform, boosting clean governance and practicing major-country diplomacy.

The public provided positive feedback on the documentary, and many people expressed confidence and optimism in the future of the country with the approach of the Party's 19th National Congress, which begins on Wednesday.

Gao Chao, a civil servant in Jinan, Shandong province, said that the clean-governance measures of the past five years have benefited the people and won their trust in the Party and government.

"We have deep feelings about the Party's strong measures in cutting bureaucratic red tape," he said, adding that the anti-corruption campaign is not a "momentary breeze" but a case of long-term perseverance.

Fan Bo, a businessman in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, said that the government's reforms in streamlining administrative procedures have made it easier for businesspeople like him to work.

"I no longer have to travel for miles to visit different government departments for registration, taxation and pension issues because all of the departments have set their service outlets at the city's public administration center," he said.

Xiao Yongle, a writer, said on his Sina Weibo social media account that the Belt and Road Initiative, put forward by Xi in 2013, has offered China's solutions to the world.

"We need to enlarge opening-up and boost international win-win cooperation to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," he said.