Speech by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party
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Comrades and friends,
Today is a momentous and solemn day in the history of the history of the Communist Party of China and the Chinese nation. We are gathered here on this solemn occasion to join the whole party and the people of all ethnic groups in celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, reviewing the glorious course of the one hundred years of struggle of the Communist Party of China, and looking ahead to the bright future of the Chinese Dream.
First of all, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all the members of the Communist Party of China on this festive occasion!
Here, on behalf of the party and the people, I solemnly declare that through the sustained efforts of the whole party and the people of all ethnic groups, we have achieved the first centenary goal, fully built the Xiaokang on Chinese soil, and solved the problem of absolute poverty in a historic way, we are moving forward with high spirits towards the second centenary goal of building a great modern socialist country in an all-round way. This is the great honor of the Chinese nation! This is the great honor of the Chinese people! This is the great honor of the Chinese Communist Party!
Comrades and friends!
The Chinese nation is a great nation in the world. With a history of more than 5,000 years and a long history of civilization, it has made indelible contributions to the progress of human civilization. After the 1840 Opium War, China gradually became the Semi-colony, the country humiliated, the people suffered, the civilization dust, the Chinese nation suffered the unprecedented disaster. Since then, the realization of the Chinese Dream has become the greatest dream of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation.
In order to save the Chinese nation from extinction, the Chinese people rose up in revolt. People with lofty ideals shouted loudly. The Taiping Rebellion, the Hundred Days’Reform, the Boxer Rebellion and the 1911 revolution came one after another. China urgently needs new ideas to lead the National Salvation Movement and new organizations to gather revolutionary strength.
A cannon shot from the October Revolution sent a Marxism–Leninism to China. In the Great Awakening of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, in the close integration of the Marxism–Leninism and the labour movement, the Chinese Communist Party was born. The emergence of the Chinese creation myth in China was a great event that profoundly changed the direction and course of the development of the Chinese nation after modern times, and profoundly changed the future and destiny of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, profoundly changed the trend and pattern of world development.
Once the Communist Party of China was born, it established its original mission to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation. For 100 years, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in all their struggles, all their sacrifices, and all their creations, all of which boil down to one theme: The realization of the Chinese Dream.
In order to realize the Chinese Dream, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in bloody struggle and perseverance, creating the great achievements of the new-democratic revolution. We have gone through the Northern Expeditions, the Land Reform War, the Second Sino-Japanese War War, the War of Liberation, the armed revolution against the armed counter-revolution, overthrowing the three mountains of imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism, the People’s Republic of China, in which the people are the masters of the country, has been established and national independence and People’s liberation have been realized. The victory of the New Democratic Revolution brought to a complete end the history of the old Semi-colony and ended the disunity of the old China, the complete abolition of the unequal treaty imposed on China by the foreign powers and all privileges of imperialism in China created fundamental social conditions for the realization of the Chinese Dream. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people solemnly declare to the world with their heroic and indomitable struggle that the Chinese people have stood up, and that the era of the Chinese nation being slaughtered and bullied is gone forever!
In order to realize the Chinese Dream, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in self-reliance and self-reliance, and has created great achievements in socialist revolution and construction. We will carry out a socialist revolution, eliminate the system of feudal exploitation and oppression that has lasted for thousands of years in China, establish the basic system of socialism, promote socialist construction, and defeat imperialism, subversion, sabotage by the hegemony and armed provocations, realizing the most extensive and profound social transformation in the history of the Chinese nation, realizing the great leap forward of the impoverished and populous great powers of the east into the socialist mode of production, it laid the fundamental political premise and institutional foundation for the realization of the Chinese Dream. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people solemnly declare to the world with their heroic and tenacious struggle that the Chinese people are not only good at destroying the Old World, but also at building a new one. Only socialism can save China, only socialism with Chinese characteristics CAN DEVELOP CHINA!
In order to realize the Chinese Dream, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in emancipating the mind and forging ahead with determination, thus creating great achievements in reform, opening up and socialist modernization. We have achieved a great turning point of far reaching significance in the history of the party since the founding ceremony of the People’s Republic of China, established the party’s basic line in the primary stage of socialism, unswervingly pushed forward reform and opening up, and overcome the risks and challenges from all aspects, the founding, upholding, defending and developing of socialism with Chinese characteristics has achieved a historic transformation from a highly centralized planned economy system to a dynamic Socialist market economy system, from a closed and semi-closed system to an all-round open system, realizing a historic breakthrough from the relatively backward state of productive forces to the second-largest economy in the world, and realizing a historic leap in the People’s life from inadequate food and clothing to a well-off society in general and to a well-off society in an all-round way, the Chinese Dream provides a dynamic new institutional guarantee and material conditions for rapid development. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people solemnly declare to the world through their heroic and tenacious struggle that reform and opening-up are the key to the future and destiny of contemporary China, and that China has made great strides to catch up with the times!
-- In order to realize the Chinese Dream, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in strengthening their self-confidence, upholding justice and innovation, and undertaking all the great struggle, great projects, great causes and great dreams, we have made great achievements in building socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) , socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. We have upheld and strengthened the overall leadership of the party, carried out the overall plan of “Five-in-one”and the strategic plan of “Four comprehensives”in a coordinated way, upholding and improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, modernizing the system and capacity of state governance, adhering to the principle of governing the party in accordance with its rules and regulations, and forming a relatively complete system of internal party regulations, and overcoming a series of major risks and challenges, to achieve the first centenary goal and clarify the strategic arrangements for achieving the second centenary goal, historic achievements have been made and historic changes have taken place in the cause of the party and the country, for the realization of the Chinese Dream to provide a more complete institutional guarantee, a more solid material foundation, a more active spiritual force. The Communist Party of China and the Chinese people solemnly declare to the world with heroic and tenacious struggle that the Chinese nation has ushered in a great leap from standing up, becoming rich to becoming strong, the realization of Chinese Dream has entered an irreversible historical process!
Over the past 100 years, the Communist Party of China has united and led the Chinese people in writing the most magnificent epic in the history of the Chinese nation for thousands of years with the dauntless spirit of “Having the courage to sacrifice more than one aspiration, daring to teach the sun and the Moon for a new day”. This great road, Great Cause and great achievement blazed over the past 100 years will surely be recorded in the history of the development of the Chinese nation and of human civilization!
Comrades and friends!
A hundred years ago, the pioneers of the Communist Party of China founded the Communist Party of China and formed the great party-building spirit of adhering to the truth, adhering to ideals, fulfilling the original aspiration and shouldering the mission, not fearing sacrifice and heroic struggle, being loyal to the party and living up to the people, this is the source of the spirit of the Chinese Communist Party.
Over the past 100 years, the CPC has carried forward the great party-building spirit, built up the spiritual pedigree of the Chinese communists in its long-term struggle, and refined its distinctive political character. History, Kawa no Nagare no Y? ni, spirit from generation to generation. We must continue to carry forward the glorious tradition, continue the red blood, the Great Spirit of party building will always carry forward and carry forward!
Comrades and friends!
All the achievements we have made in the past 100 years are the result of the concerted efforts of the Chinese Communists, the Chinese people and the Chinese nation. The Chinese Communists, mainly represented by Comrades Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, have made great contributions to the Chinese Dream that have gone down in history! We pay our respects to them!
At this moment, we deeply cherish the memory of serving the Chinese revolution, construction and reform, the revolutionaries of the old generation, such as Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Deng Xiaoping and Chen Yun, who made significant contributions to the establishment, consolidation and development of the CPC, deeply recalling the revolutionary martyrs who sacrificed their lives heroically to establish, defend and build New China, and the revolutionary martyrs who gave their lives heroically to reform, opening up and socialist modernization, we deeply cherish the memory of all the people with lofty ideals who fought tenaciously for national independence and People’s Liberation in modern times. The great achievements they have made for the motherland and the nation go down in the annals of history! Their noble spirit will always be remembered in the hearts of the people!
The people are the creators of history, the true heroes. On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, to the vast number of workers, peasants and intellectuals throughout the country, to the United Front and the independent politician, to the People’s organizations and Patriots from all walks of life, to the officers and men of the Popular Liberation Army, the officers and men of the People’s Armed Police, the policemen and the fire-fighting and rescue teams, to all the socialist workers, and to all the members of the United Front, I would like to pay high tribute! Sincere greetings to our compatriots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Administrative Region, Taiwan and overseas Chinese! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the people and friends of other countries who are friendly with the Chinese people, and who care about and support the Chinese revolution, construction and Reform!
Comrades and friends!
It’s easy to get your heart, but you can’t keep it. Take history as a lesson, and you can learn from it. We should use history to reflect the present and look far into the future, to see clearly why we were able to succeed in the past and how we can continue to succeed in the future from the 100-year struggle of the Chinese Communist Party, thus on the new journey more firm, more conscious to remember the original mission, create a better future.
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating the future, we must adhere to the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China. The party is the key to China’s success. The 180-year history of the Chinese nation since modern times, the 100-year history of the Communist Party of China since its founding, and the 70-year history of the founding ceremony of the People’s Republic of China have amply proved that without the Communist Party of China, there would be no new China, there will be no Chinese Dream. History and the people chose the Communist Party of China. The leadership of the Communist Party of China is the most essential feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the greatest advantage of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, and the foundation and lifeblood of the party and the country, the interests and destiny of the people of all ethnic groups in the country are at stake.
On the new journey, we must adhere to the overall leadership of the party, constantly improve the leadership of the party, strengthen the “Four consciousnesses”, strengthen the “Four self-confidence”, achieve the “Two maintenance”, and keep in mind the “Great One”, we will continue to improve the party’s ability to govern scientifically, democratically and in accordance with law, and give full play to the party’s central role in steering the overall situation and coordinating all parties!
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating a better future, we must unite the Chinese people and lead them to strive for a better life. The land is the people and the people are the land. To conquer the land and keep the land is to keep the People’s heart. The foundation of the Communist Party of China is in the people, blood in the people, strength in the people. The Communist Party of China has always represented the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the people, sharing weal and woe with the people, and has no special interests of its own. It has never represented the interests of any interest group, any power group or any privileged stratum. Any attempt to separate the Communist Party of China and the Chinese people from each other will never succeed! More than 95 million Chinese Communists refused! More than 1.4 billion Chinese people also refused!
On this new journey, we must rely closely on the people to create history, adhere to the fundamental purpose of serving the people heart and soul, stand firmly on the people’s stand, implement the party’s Mass line, respect the People’s initiative, and practice the people-centered development philosophy, in the whole process of development, People’s democracy will be maintained, social fairness and justice will be upheld, and efforts will be made to solve the problems of unbalanced and inadequate development and the people’s urgent and difficult expectations, more tangible and substantial progress has been made in promoting all-round human development and common prosperity for all!
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating the future, we must continue to advance the sinicization of Marxism. Marxism is the fundamental guiding ideology of our Party and state, and the soul and banner of our Party. The Communist Party of China adheres to the basic principles of Marxism, adheres to the Seek truth from facts, proceeds from China’s reality, has insight into the general trend of the Times, grasps the historical initiative, makes arduous explorations, and constantly advances the modernization of Marxism in China, to guide the Chinese people in pushing forward the great social revolution. Why the Communist Party of China can, why socialism with Chinese characteristics is good, in the final analysis is because of Marxist line!
On this new journey, we must adhere to the important thought of the Marxism–Leninism, the Maoism, the Deng Xiaoping Theory, the "Three Represents" and the Scientific Outlook on Development, and fully implement the thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, adhere to the combination of the basic principles of Marxism with China’s actual conditions and with China’s excellent traditional culture, and use Marxism to observe the times, grasp the times and lead the times, continue to develop contemporary Chinese Marxism, Marxism in the 21st Century! -- We must uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in order to learn from history and create a better future. To go our own way is the party's entire theoretical and practical foothold, but also the party's century-long struggle to draw a historical conclusion. Socialism with Chinese characteristics is the fundamental achievement achieved by the party and the people through arduous efforts and at great cost. It is the right path to realize the Chinese Dream. We have pursued and developed socialism with Chinese characteristics and promoted the coordinated development of material, political, cultural and ethical progress, social and ecological progress. We have created a new path of chinese-style modernization and a new model of human civilization. On this new journey, we must adhere to the party’s basic theory, line and strategy, advance the five-in-one overall plan, advance the four-pronged comprehensive strategy, and deepen reform and opening up in an all-round way, based on the new stage of development, we will implement the New Vision on development in a complete, accurate and all-round way, create a new pattern of development, promote high-quality development, promote self-reliance in science and technology, ensure that the people run the country, uphold the rule of law, and uphold the core socialist value system, we will ensure and improve living standards through development and promote harmonious coexistence between man and nature and work in concert to make our people rich, our country strong and our country beautiful.
The Chinese nation has a splendid civilization that has evolved over 5,000 years of history, and the Communist Party of China has over 70 years of experience in governing and rejuvenating the country, all helpful suggestions and well-intentioned criticism are welcome, but we will never accept the “Teacher-like”bossy lectures! The Sukiyaki and the Chinese people will continue along the path they have chosen, taking the destiny of China’s development and progress into their own hands!
-- We must speed up the modernization of national defense and the Armed Forces in order to learn from history and create a better future. A strong country needs a strong army in order to be safe. Sticking to the party’s command of the gun and building its own people’s Army is the party’s irrefutable truth in the struggle between blood and fire. The People’s Army has made immortal contributions to the Party and the people. It is a strong pillar for defending the Red Mountains and defending the national dignity. It is also a powerful force for maintaining regional and world peace.
On this new journey, we must fully implement the party’s thinking on strengthening the military in the new era, implement the military strategy for the new era, uphold the party’s absolute leadership over the People’s armed forces, and adhere to the road of building a powerful military with Chinese characteristics, we will comprehensively promote the building of a strong military through political reform, scientific and technological development, the strengthening of the armed forces through talent and the rule of law, and turn the People’s armed forces into world-class forces, to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests with stronger capability and more reliable means!
-- To learn from history and create a better future, we must constantly promote the building of a community of shared future for mankind. Peace, amity and harmony are the ideas that the Chinese nation has been pursuing and inheriting for more than 5000 years. There is no aggression and hegemony gene in the blood of the Chinese nation. The Communist Party of China is concerned about the future and destiny of mankind and advances hand in hand with all the progressive forces in the world. China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order!
On this new journey, we must hold high the banner of Peace, development, cooperation, and mutual benefit, pursue an independent foreign policy of peace, follow the path of peaceful development, work for a new type of international relations, and build a community with a shared future for mankind, we will work together to build a Belt and Road of high quality development that will bring new opportunities to the world through China's new development. The Communist Party of China will continue to work with all peace-loving countries and people to promote the common values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom shared by all mankind, we will adhere to the principle of mutual benefit and win-win results and will not engage in zero-sum Games. We will oppose hegemony and Power politics and push the wheel of history forward towards a bright goal!
The Chinese people are people who uphold justice and are not afraid of violence. The Chinese nation is a nation with a strong sense of national pride and self-confidence. The Chinese people have never bullied, oppressed or enslaved people of other countries, never have, never will. At the same time, the Chinese people will never allow any outside force to bully, oppress or enslave us. Anyone who tries to do so will surely be crushed in front of the Great Wall of steel made of flesh and blood by more than 1.4 billion Chinese people!
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating the future, we must carry out a great struggle with many new historical characteristics. Dare to struggle, dare to win, is the Chinese Communist Party invincible strong spiritual force. To realize the great dream, we must struggle tenaciously and unremittingly. Today, we are closer, more confident and more capable than ever before of achieving the goals of the Chinese Dream, and we must be prepared to work harder and harder.
On this new journey, we must strengthen our sense of urgency, remain vigilant in times of calm, implement the overall concept of national security, coordinate development and security, and coordinate the overall Chinese Dream strategy and the major changes the world has not seen in a century, deeply aware of the new features and requirements brought about by the changes in the principal social contradictions of our country, as well as the new contradictions and challenges brought about by the intricate international environment, and having the courage and skill to struggle, to open roads and build bridges when encountering mountains and rivers, dare to overcome all risks and challenges!
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating the future, we must strengthen the great unity of the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation. In the course of the century-long struggle, the United front has always attached great importance to the party, constantly consolidating and developing the broadest United front, uniting all forces that can be united and mobilizing all positive factors that can be mobilized, to maximize the strength of the common struggle. The Patriotic United Front is an important talisman for the Communist Party of China to unite all Chinese people at home and abroad to achieve Chinese Dream.
On this new journey, we must adhere to the principle of great unity and unity, to the principle of consistency and unity in diversity, to the principle of ideological and political guidance, to the principle of broad consensus, to the principle of gathering the best minds from all over the world, and to the principle of seeking the greatest common denominator and drawing the greatest concentric circle, the formation of all the Chinese people at home and abroad to the heart of a want to, to a strong so that the vivid situation, together to achieve national rejuvenation of the Mighty Force!
-- Taking history as a mirror and creating the future, we must constantly push forward the new great project of the Party's construction. The Communist Party of China is distinguished from other political parties by its courage in self-revolution. One of the most important reasons for the vitality of our Party is that we have always insisted on the need for the party to be in charge of the party, to exercise strict governance over the party in an all-round way, and to constantly deal with the risks and tests it faces in various historical periods, we will ensure that our party remains always ahead of the times in the course of history as the world undergoes profound changes and remains the backbone of the Chinese people in the course of history as we respond to risks and challenges at home and abroad!
On the new journey, we must keep in mind the truth that iron-making must be hard on its own, strengthen our political consciousness to govern the party in an all-round and strict manner and forever on the road, take the party’s political construction as the leading force, and continue to advance the great new project of party building in the new era, constantly tightening the party’s organizational system, making great efforts to build a contingent of high-quality cadres who possess both moral and talent, unswervingly advancing the building of a clean and honest party and the fight against corruption, and resolutely eliminating all factors that undermine the party’s advanced nature and purity, we will remove any virus that erodes the health of the party, ensure that it does not deteriorate, color or taste, and ensure that the party remains a strong leadership core in the course of history as it endeavors to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era!
Comrades and friends!
We will fully and faithfully implement the policies of “One Country, Two Systems”, “The people of Hong Kong governing Hong Kong,”“The people of Macao governing Macao,”and a high degree of autonomy, and ensure that the central government exercises its overall jurisdiction over the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, we will implement the legal system and enforcement mechanisms of the special administrative region for safeguarding state security, safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and development interests, maintain social stability in the region in general, and maintain long-term prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao.
It is the unswerving historical task of the Communist Party of China and the common aspiration of all Chinese people to resolve the Taiwan question and realize the complete reunification of the motherland. We should adhere to the one-china principle and the 1992 consensus and advance the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland. All Sons and daughters of the Chinese nation, including compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits, should work together in harmony and unity, resolutely smash any attempt for “Taiwan independence”, and jointly create a better future for national rejuvenation. No one should underestimate the Chinese people's strong determination, determination and ability to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity!
Comrades and friends!
The future belongs to the youth and the hope rests on the youth. A hundred years ago, a group of new youth held high the torch of Marxist thought, struggling to explore the future of national rejuvenation in the rain-drenched China. For 100 years, under the banner of the Communist Party of China, generations of young Chinese have incorporated the struggle of youth into the cause of the party and the people and have become the Vanguard Force in realizing the Chinese Dream. The young people of China in the new era should take it as their duty to fulfill the Chinese Dream and strengthen their spirit, integrity and courage to live up to the times, youth and the ardent expectations of the party and the people!
Comrades and friends!
A hundred years ago, when the Communist Party of China was founded, it had just over 50 members. Today, it has become the world's largest ruling party, with more than 95 million members, leading a country of more than 1.4 billion people and having a major global influence.
A hundred years ago, the Chinese nation presented to the world a picture of decay and withering. Today, the Chinese nation is showing the world a thriving atmosphere and is moving towards great rejuvenation at an unstoppable pace.
Over the past 100 years, the Communist Party of China has given an excellent answer to the people and to history. Now, united by the Communist Party of China, the Chinese people have embarked on a new road to meet the second centenary goal.
All members of the Chinese Communist Party! The Central Committee of the party calls on you to keep in mind your original mission, to stand firm in your ideals and convictions, to live up to the party’s purposes, to always maintain flesh-and-blood ties with the people, and to always stick together with the people, through thick and thin, through thick and thin, we will continue to make unremitting efforts to realize the people’s aspiration for a better life and strive for greater glory for the party and the people!
Comrades and friends!
The Chinese Communist Party aspires to the great cause of the Chinese nation for thousands of years! Looking back on the past and looking ahead, with the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the close unity of the people of all ethnic groups across the country, the goal of building a great modern socialist country in an all-round way will surely be achieved, the Chinese dream of the Chinese Dream must come true!
Long live the great, Glorious and correct Communist Party of China!
Long live the great, glorious and heroic Chinese people!