Xi tells his international diplomats that loyalty is the key

December 29, 2017

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping yesterday called on China's diplomats to remain loyal to the Party and to make contributions to the nation, according to a China Daily report.

It said that Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remark while meeting several hundred representative Chinese diplomats who returned from abroad for the Foreign Ministry's annual meeting at the Great Hall of the People.

"Absolute loyalty to the Party, country and people is the root and spirit of diplomats," Xi said.

The diplomats should uphold the Four Consciousnesses — to enhance political integrity, develop a better understanding of the general picture, follow the core leadership of the CPC Central Committee and act consistently with CPC Central Committee policy, Xi said.

The President required the diplomats to firmly maintain the authority and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, resolutely implement the Party's diplomatic policy, safeguard national interests and esteem, and work to serve the people, China Daily reported.  www.webershandwick.cn (ATI).