Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers New Year’s greetings on Saturday night in Beijing as he looks ahead to 2023. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered his 2023 New Year’s address on Saturday night, his 10th since 2014, saying China will become a miracle worker by striving hard to move forward. Stated. We asked for more unity as we overcome unprecedented difficulties and challenges and a ray of hope is ahead of us.
President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s speech quickly became a top trending topic on Chinese social media Sina Weibo on Saturday night, with over 250 million netizens viewing the related posts and participating in discussions. Many netizens reposted the highlights of President Xi Jinping’s speech in commemoration of 2022, and even more left their best wishes for the country, calling on people to embrace his bright 2023. rice field.
“2023 is approaching. Happy New Year greetings to all of you from Beijing,” President Xi Jinping said at the beginning of his speech. He said the convening of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is a clear call of the times for the Chinese people to pave a new path.
It lays out an ambitious blueprint for building a modern socialist state in all respects and advancing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in all aspects through China’s road to modernization, he said. .
President Xi Jinping praised China’s achievements in socio-economic development, military progress and major projects, as well as the successful hosting of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
“None of these achievements would have been possible without the sweat and hard work of the Chinese people. The sparks of talent are gathering, and they are the strength of China!” said Xi.
As COVID-19 prevention and control was an important topic for the Chinese people in 2022, President Xi Jinping also mentioned the Chinese people’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Since COVID-19 hit, we have put people first and lives first. , we have adapted our COVID response in light of the evolving situation, to the maximum extent possible,” Xi said.
Through extraordinary efforts, we have overcome unprecedented difficulties and challenges, and it has not been an easy journey for anyone.
President Xi Jinping said, “Everyone is persevering, and there is a ray of hope in front of us. Perseverance and solidarity mean victory, so let us work harder to overcome.”
China faced a complicated and difficult year in 2022, but with the efforts of all Chinese citizens, we were finally able to bring it to an end. Xi’s New Year’s greetings show the changes that Chinese society has undergone and show that China’s leaders deeply care for the Chinese people, Peking University professor Zhang Yiwu told the Global Times.
After three years of hard work to keep COVID-19 at bay, China will gradually optimize its virus response in 2022, with the downgrading of COVID controls and the reopening of borders from January 8, 2023. announced a major shift in epidemic policy. The important step paved the way for China to gradually emerge from the epidemic and fully integrate with the world.
President Xi Jinping’s words impressed Chinese netizens, with many recalling the country’s collective efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the sacrifices of medical workers and people working in all sectors of society. rice field. A country that overcomes the current wave of epidemics.
“All Chinese are heroes in 2022, and our country is also a hero. We are ready to welcome the new year with the motherland in 2023 and wish our country to enjoy long-term prosperity I am,” wrote one netizen.
President Xi also emphasized that “unity” is the key word in his speech, and that China will become a country that draws strength from unity.
“Our country is a big country. It is natural that different people have different concerns and have different opinions about the same issue.The important thing is to reach consensus through communication and consultation. When the 1.4 billion Chinese work together, united with one mind and strong will, nothing is impossible and nothing is insurmountable. .”
Since the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are members of the same family, President Xi Jinping also said, “We hope that our compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait will unite their goals and work together to jointly promote the lasting prosperity of the Taiwan Strait.” I sincerely hope so,” he said. Chinese nation. “
President Xi Jinping also referred to his visit to Hong Kong in 2022, saying, “I am very happy that Hong Kong is ready to restore order and prosper once again. With the resolute implementation of the one country, two systems principle, we will continue to build a strong relationship with Hong Kong.” Macau will certainly enjoy long-term prosperity and stability.”
The Chinese economy enjoys strong resilience, tremendous potential and great vitality. The fundamentals that sustain long-term growth remain strong. As long as you try to move forward confidently while maintaining stability, you can achieve the goals you set.
The core of Xi’s New Year’s address was to unite the Chinese people and boost their confidence to embrace a brighter future, Li Haidong, professor at the Institute of International Relations, China University of Foreign Affairs, told the Global Times. told to Saturday.
This year’s New Year’s speech emphasized that the fate of all Chinese people is closely related to the fate of the country, and with the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, we Chinese can overcome all difficulties and challenges. emphasized.
Experts believe that Xi’s speech is a country full of vitality and vitality, and because China is closely connected with people across the border, China’s development will bring more stability and certainty to the world. He pointed out that he sent a message to the outside world that it would bring
Li Chang’an, a professor at the International University of Commerce and Economics, told the Global Times on Saturday that Xi’s speech should give confidence to Chinese society as it faces new opportunities following the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. said he would plant (cost per click).
“Unity and self-confidence are two key factors for people embarking on a new journey and will ensure that the journey is successful,” said Li Changan, citing external uncertainties and epidemic control measures. You mentioned the fight against COVID following optimization Cohesion will also be a prerequisite for China to focus on domestic development.