OPINIONS PD Editorial: Saga of striving, strength of rejuvenation


PD Editorial: Saga of striving, strength of rejuvenation

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05:52, October 01, 2019

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Warmest congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC

Seventy years ago on Oct. 1, the first five-star national flag was raised on this land. Since then, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has overcome all kinds of difficulties and made a series of achievements. On the 70th anniversary of the PRC’s founding, approximately 1.4 billion Chinese people are delighted and proud to celebrate the birthday of our great country together.

In 70 years, China and its people have undergone unprecedented changes.

China has never stopped striving for a better future. The Communist Party of China (CPC) has led Chinese people in the development of  the economy and infrastructure and launched the reform and opening-up policy. China has impressed the world with miracles of rapid economic growth and long-term social stability.

After the 18th National Congress of the CPC, socialism with Chinese characteristics entered a new era. Chinese people have stood up, become richer and stronger. Today, those who were unable to feed themselves are living in a society that soon will be moderately prosperous in all respects. The once impoverished China now firmly stands in the east of the world. The once weak Chinese nation is now bracing for a promising future of rejuvenation. 

As President Xi Jinping noted, “History fully testifies to the fact that the Communist Party of China and Chinese people are not only able to break an old world, but also to build a new one. Looking ahead, China has a promising future.”

Xi highly praised the development of the new China in the past 70 years, saying that “this is an earth-shattering epic of striving in both the history of the Chinese nation and the history of the world.”

This epic of striving reflects the original aspiration and mission of the CPC.

Once the CPC was established, it shouldered the historic mission of “seeking happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation.” In the past nearly 100 years, regardless of whether it was weak or strong, or in good or bad times, our party has not changed its original aspiration and has been determined to lead the Chinese people through thousands of difficulties with huge sacrifices. Our party has dared to face  the twists and turns and to correct mistakes, and has overcome many seemingly insurmountable odds one after another, creating one miracle after another.

The fundamental reason for the great changes of the new China in the past 70 years lies in the leadership of the CPC. The CPC leadership is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and the greatest strength of the distinctively Chinese socialist system.

This epic of striving has demonstrated the endeavor and pride of hundreds of millions of people.

“Our people are the country's solid foundation and our main source of confidence to govern.” Everything the Chinese people have today was gained through hard work. Relying on the support and trust of the people, always being of the same mind with them, sharing the same destiny with them, and working together with them, we have made achievements that are worthy of history and the times and true to the expectations of the people. With the passion to create history, the ability to realize dreams and the confidence to continue to work miracles, hundreds of millions of people will certainly make our country more prosperous and stronger by rolling up their sleeves to work harder.

This epic of striving has secured the success and glory of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

In 70 years’ time, especially the last four decades of reform and opening-up, we have created and developed socialism with Chinese characteristics and fundamentally changed the fate of the Chinese people and Chinese nation.

It is not easy to govern a big country like China, but we have provided an excellent answer. The great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics has declared the bankruptcy of the “the end of history” theory with facts, proclaiming the bankruptcy of the vertical thinking on history in which countries will eventually adopt the Western political pattern.

The socialist system with Chinese characteristics and the national governance system formed in the past 70 years have shown strong vitality and strength. History will surely prove that socialism with Chinese characteristics is the only way to lead the Chinese nation towards a great rejuvenation.

China rose to become the world’s second largest economy from scratch, an extraordinary accomplishment achieved by following the path of peaceful development, rather than expansionism or colonialism. 

China has been serving as a main economic powerhouse for global growth for 13 straight years, with its contribution to world economic expansion exceeding 30 percent. China also has been reaching out to other developing countries with the Belt and Road Initiative and the pledge to build a community with a shared future for humanity.

China explores the options for other developing countries for their modernization with its experience in pursuing socialism with Chinese characteristics and relevant theories, mechanisms and culture. The journey China has traveled demonstrates a new possibility for states and nations which are dreaming of rapid growth without compromising their independence. China is willing to work together with other countries to promote the mission of building a community with a shared future for humanity.

Our world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and our pursuit of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation has entered a crucial stage. Looking into the future, our task to rejuvenate the Chinese nation, secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and embark on the new voyage as a powerful nation is not easy to do.

The best commemoration for the past glory are the concrete actions for a promising future. Let us closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. Let us stand together to create more miracles along the road to the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation. 

Wish our great motherland a more prosperous future.

Wish Chinese people a proud national rejuvenation.

(Compiled by Chen Lidan, Zhang Jian& Li Bowen)

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