Act for the people, rely on the people, Xi says
Xi Jinping (center), general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, meets 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: Li Qiang (third right), Zhao Leji (third left), Wang Huning (second right), Cai Qi (second left), Ding Xuexiang (right) and Li Xi (left). FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY
He said that through over 40 years of relentless reform and opening-up, China has created the twin miracles of fast economic growth and long-term social stability.
He added that the Party should always press forward with self-reform on the journey ahead, saying that a political party can only become invincible if it remains committed to self-reform, even though it has had a glorious past.
The revolutionary travails and tempering of the past century, and especially of the first decade of the new era, have made the CPC stronger and more dynamic, Xi said.
"We must make sure that our century-old Party, the biggest in the world, will become ever more vigorous through self-reform and continue to be the strong backbone that the Chinese people can lean on at all times," Xi added.
He also expressed China's commitment to further promoting the building of a human community with a shared future.
"We will work with peoples of all other countries to champion humanity's shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy, and freedom to safeguard global peace and promote global development, and keep promoting the building of a human community with a shared future," Xi said.
Stressing that the world is grappling with unprecedented challenges, Xi said the CPC has consistently called on the people of the world to grasp and shape the future and destiny of humanity.