The core leadership is of vital importance to a country and a political party.
A key meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has called on all its members to "closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core."
That "the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core" was formally put forward at the meeting, reflects the common will of the entire Party, the military and people of all ethnic groups in China.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, Xi, as the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, has led the Party, the military and the people in breaking new grounds and making great achievements in the great cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics and the Party.
In the new great practices, Xi has already become the core of the CPC Central Committee and the entire Party.
The CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi as the core is where the fundamental interests of the Party and state lie and a fundamental guarantee for the adherence to and strengthening of the CPC leadership.
It is also an urgent demand for the adherence to and the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
It will help ensure the authority of the CPC Central Committee, the Party's unity and unified leadership, and long-lasting stability and prosperity of the Party and state.
The call for Party unity around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core was included in a communique released after the sixth plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, which was held from Monday to Thursday.
Party members were told to resolutely safeguard the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its central, unified leadership while pushing forward the comprehensive and strict governance of the Party.
To put the Party's key decisions into practice, all Party members should be more aware of the need to uphold political integrity, keep in mind the bigger picture, follow the CPC as the core of the Chinese leadership and act consistently with CPC Central Committee policy.
"Together we must build a clean and righteous political environment, and ensure that the Party unites and leads the people to continuously open up new prospects for socialism with Chinese characteristics," the communique said.
The CPC meeting also approved two documents on the discipline of the Party, including the norms of political life within the Party under the new situation and a regulation on intra-Party supervision, moves that showcased the CPC Central Committee's strong resolve and commitment in practicing comprehensive and strict governance of the Party.
Such efforts will also ensure that the Party is capable of resisting corruption and withstanding risks, thus, safeguarding the authority of the CPC Central Committee and the Party's unity, advancement and purity.
The comprehensive and strict governance of the Party and a strong core of leadership are the key to China's development and the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics.
With the unity of the CPC around the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core, China will gain further impetus to realize its two centenary goals.