Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 3, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a Spring Festival reception at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Here are the key takeaways from his speech.
--In the past year, the country actively pushed forward campaigns to defuse major risks, carry out targeted poverty alleviation and prevent and control pollution, with poverty alleviation projects achieving remarkable outcomes.
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 8, 2018 shows the autumn scenery of the Haodifang forest farm in Qinyuan County, north China's Shanxi Province. Forest coverage rate of the Haodifang forest farm has reached 98 percent due to farm staff members' constant efforts in tree planting and protection. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)
--Defense and military reforms extended to a deeper level, major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics opened a new chapter and Party governance further improved.
--In the new year, China should adhere to the new development philosophy, advance high-quality development, continue the earnest fight in the "three critical battles" against risks, poverty and pollution and take coordinated steps to ensure steady growth, advance reform, make structural adjustments, improve living standards and guard against risks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, comes to the home of Zhu Maojin in Qianmen area in central Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
--Efforts should be made to create a growing sense of fulfillment, happiness and security in people, promote sustained and sound economic growth and maintain law and order to lay a crucial foundation for building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with great achievements.
--China should enhance people's love for the family and the country, nurture and practice core socialist values, promote the spirits of patriotism, collectivism and socialism and advocate combining the love for family with the love for the country so that every individual and every family can make contributions to the big family of the Chinese nation.