Xi highlights China’s new journey in address to NPC

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Monday. His remarks comprehensively covered key topics, including the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), national rejuvenation, national reunification, development and security, as well as building a community with a shared future for humanity.
Chinese analysts said the remarks have highlighted the direction China will take on its march after the 20th CPC National Congress, and 2023 is the opening year of this new journey. They said the speech at the closing meeting of the annual NPC session at the beginning of the year has provided great confidence, energy and certainty to the whole nation to keep marching forward on this new journey.
Experts also said that the contents of the first speech that Xi delivered in his new term is key for Chinese society and also the international community to better understand how the CPC will lead China to reform, develop and more actively participate in global governance and contribute to world peace and development.
From this day forward to the mid-21st century, the central task of the entire CPC and all Chinese people will be to build China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts, said Xi while addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress.
“The relay baton of building a great modern socialist country and advancing national rejuvenation has been historically passed on to our generation,” he said. Xi stressed accelerating Chinese modernization in accordance with the strategic decisions made at the 20th CPC National Congress.
Experts said the task of building a modern socialist country and advancing national rejuvenation highlighted in Xi’s speech has been made very clear, and this has further emphasized the message that in this generation, with the continuous efforts of the past century, the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible and historic process. This has demonstrated the sense of duty and responsibility of the Chinese leadership, and also delivered a message of confidence to the whole country and the world that the CPC will and must lead China to accomplish its historic mission no matter what kind of challenges it faces, analysts noted.
Xi said, “Realizing the complete reunification of the motherland is a shared aspiration of all Chinese sons and daughters, and it is the key part of the meaning of national rejuvenation.”
Expert said this has once again sent a clear message to the world that there is nothing that can stop the process of China’s national reunification, and the Taiwan question will and must be resolved in China’s journey toward national rejuvenation.
–The Daily Mail-Global Times news exchange item