China's historical resolution text disclosed

China's Communist Party has disclosed the full text of its "historical resolution" that was adopted at a plenary meeting of the party's Central Committee last week.

The resolution places particular emphasis on depicting the nine years under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. It is apparently aimed at further enhancing the authority of Xi, who is seeking an unprecedented third term as party leader at next year's party congress.

The Communist Party adopted the resolution that sums up the party's 100-year history at the Central Committee's sixth plenary session that closed on Thursday. The full text of the resolution was released on Tuesday.

State-run Xinhua news agency says the text is made up of more than 36,000 characters, of which nearly 20,000, or more than a half of the text, are dedicated to depicting the party history under Xi's leadership.

The document describes the years since Xi assumed the party's top post in 2012 as the "new era" and chronicles his achievements and other events in detail.

It calls on the entire party, the military, and all Chinese people to "rally more closely around the Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core."
It adds the party "will make tireless efforts to realize the Second Centenary Goal and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation."

The resolution maintains the party's assessment of the Cultural Revolution, describing it as "Comrade Mao Zedong's theoretical and practical errors."

The document refers to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident, in which the military used force to suppress pro-democracy demonstrators, without directly naming it. It calls the incident the "turmoil."

On Taiwan, the document says the party firmly opposes separatist activities seeking "Taiwan independence" and "foreign interference," adding that it has maintained "the initiative and the ability to steer in cross-Strait relations." It goes on to say, "Resolving the Taiwan question and realizing China's complete reunification is a historic mission and an unshakable commitment" of the party.

The resolution also mentions the anti-corruption drive led by Xi in a bid to purge his political rivals. It levels criticism against former senior party officials such as Bo Xilai, former Communist Party chief of Chongqing City, in an apparent attempt to justify the campaign that helped Xi cement his grip on power.