Act for the people, rely on the people, Xi says
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, delivers an important speech when meeting with the media on Sunday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing with the other six newly elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee. FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY
Nation will be steadfast in deepening reform and opening-up, pursuing high-quality development
The Communist Party of China should always act for the people and rely on the people on the new journey of national rejuvenation through a Chinese path to modernization, Xi Jinping said on Sunday after he was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the CPC.
The Party will not be daunted by high winds, choppy waters or even dangerous storms, as the people will always offer their firmest support and give it confidence, Xi said, as he presented the CPC's new top leadership when meeting with representatives of Chinese and international media on Sunday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
"Taking their priorities as ours and acting on their wishes, we will continue the hard work to turn their aspiration for a better life into a reality," Xi said.
He introduced the other six newly elected members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 20th CPC Central Committee: Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi.
"We'll be steadfast in deepening reform and opening-up across the board, and in pursuing high-quality development," Xi added. "A prosperous China will create many more opportunities for the world."
Just as China cannot develop in isolation from the world, the world needs China for its development, he said.
Noting that the Chinese economy has great resilience and potential, Xi said that its strong fundamentals will not change, and it will remain on the positive trajectory over the long run.