New Year’s Opera Party held in Beijing

Li Keqiang Zhang Dejiang Yu Zhengsheng Liu Yunshan Wang Qishan Zhang Gaoli attended

The 2017 Chinese New Year Drama Gala was held at the National Grand Theatre on the evening of the 30th. Party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, Zhang Gaoli, etc., watched performances with nearly 1,000 people in the capital and welcomed the arrival of the New Year.

Fire tree silver flower, string song rhyme. The warmth of the National Theater and the warmth of the theater are bursting with joy. At 19:45, the party of Xi Jinping and the leaders of the country came to the scene of the evening party and shook hands with the old artists who came to watch the performances. The applause was greeted with warm applause from the audience.

With a variety of plays as the keynote, a new song, “The Celestial Celebration,” a new song and music arrangement, was auspicious and auspicious, setting the scene for the whole party. The Kunqu Opera “Zi Xie Ji Garden Jingpai”, Peking Opera “Xian Yuan Media”, the Northern Lights Play “Flea”, the Cantonese Opera “Liu Yi Chuan Shu Hua Yue Lun Yuan”, Zhuang Opera “Feng Zi Wooden” and other programs are well-arranged, leading the audience in different roles and The story feels colorful arts and finds feelings about the homeland. Shandong Yanzi “Running the Dryer”, the two-person platform “Happy Hi” and the Huai Opera “The Small Town” are rooted in the fertile soil of life, focusing on the hot spot of the times and telling the story of a thriving China. This year’s drama party, different dramas and different styles, the traditional and new repertoire has its own characteristics, showing the long history and profoundness of Chinese opera art. “Children’s Singing Opera” selects classic arias and displays the gratifying achievements of “Drama Entering Campus”. The more tune “Laozi” expresses the sacrosanct philosophical thoughts such as “the sacrificial saints and the heart of the people”. The string “Yang Jiajiang” tells the stories of the Yang family in the Northern Song Dynasty fighting bravely against the enemy. The Beijing Opera’s “Daughter of the Party” celebrates the resolute spirit of the communists in sticking to their faith and seeing their death. Beijing Song’s “The New Long March on the Road” is powerful, sings glory and dreams, and sings the mission and pursuit of the majority of literary and art workers. The whole evening party demonstrated that the people of the country are closely united around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, and they firmly believe in the Chinese dream of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and continue to advance.

In Beijing, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Central Secretariat, some leading comrades of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, state councilors, and some leading comrades of the CPPCC National Committee watched the performance. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th, Reporters Wu Jing and Hu Hao)

“People’s Daily” (December 31, 2016 01)
 
            

National CPPCC Holds New Year Tea Party Xi Jinping Gives Important Speech

Li Keqiang Zhang Dejiang Liu Yunshan Wang Qishan Zhang Gaoli Presented by Yu Zhengsheng

On December 30, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference held a new year tea party in Beijing. General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping made an important speech at the tea party.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren photo

On December 30, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference held a new year tea party in Beijing. The party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli attended the tea party and watched the performance.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Peng Peng

People’s Daily Online Beijing, December 30th (Reporter Feng Chunmei) The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference held a new year tea party in the National Assembly of the CPPCC on the morning of December 30th. The leaders of the Party and State Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli are the representatives of the central committees of the democratic parties, heads of the National Federation of Industry and Commerce, representatives of non-partisan individuals, heads of the central and state organs, and people from all ethnic groups in the capital. People’s representatives gathered together to welcome the 2017 New Year’s Day.

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping made an important speech at the tea party. He emphasized that an era has the theme of an era and a generation has the mission of a generation. On the new Long March, every Chinese is a protagonist and has a responsibility. Let us vigorously carry forward the spirit of the Yugong movement and vigorously carry forward the spirit of the revolution. In the historical trend of progress in China and the world, we will unswervingly advance our business forward until it shines.

On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping sent all democratic parties, industrial and commercial associations, non-partisan individuals, and people’s organizations to the majority of workers, peasants, intellectuals, cadres, and people from all walks of life to the PLA’s commanders and officers, armed policemen, and public security officers. The police officers, to compatriots from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, compatriots from the Macao Special Administrative Region, compatriots from Taiwan, and compatriots from overseas, extended greetings and good wishes to the international friends who care about and support China’s modernization drive. I wish you a happy new year.

Xi Jinping pointed out that 2016 is a very important year for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The CPC Central Committee unites and leads the people of all nationalities in the country, grasps the two domestic and international situations, starts the great march in the phase of success in building a well-to-do society, and starts a tough battle for structural reforms on the supply side, spurs the charge from the poverty alleviation battle, and unites as one. Overcoming difficulties, promoting economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, and party building have achieved new results and achieved a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

Xi Jinping stressed that this year, we solemnly celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and called on the whole party to remember and continue to move forward. It solemnly commemorated the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army’s Long March of the Chinese Workers and Peasants, promoted the spirit of the Great Long March, and firmly believed in the new Long March Road. . We held the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and conducted special studies to fully administer the Party strictly. Together with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Plenary Sessions, we completed the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts.

Xi Jinping pointed out that during the year, we continued to promote the building of a well-to-do society in an all-round way, economic growth continued to rank among the top in the world, and another 10 million poor people were lifted out of poverty. We continued to comprehensively deepen reforms and complete 97 key reform tasks. Relevant departments of the central and state organs have also completed 194 reform tasks. A total of 419 reform programs have been introduced in all aspects. The main framework for the reform has been basically established. We continue to promote the rule of law in a comprehensive manner and deepen the reform of the judicial system. We continue to promote the comprehensive and strict administration of the party, carry out the study and education of “two studies and one action,” strengthen the political life within the party, strengthen the supervision and enforcement of the party’s internal supervision, and promote the comprehensive and strict management of the party to develop in depth. We insist on taking the party’s strong military goal under the new situation as the guideline and make major breakthroughs in national defense and military reform. We fully implement the principle of “one country, two systems” and maintain the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 consensus” and strive to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We have deepened all-round diplomacy, accelerated the construction of the “Belt and Road Initiative,” and successfully held the Hangzhou Summit of the Group of Twenty leaders to provide a Chinese plan for a better world.

Xi Jinping stressed that we will hold the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017. This is a major event in the political life of the entire party and people of all ethnic groups throughout the country. 2017 is also an important year for the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan,” and is a year of deepening the structural reforms on the supply side. We must fully implement the spirit of the 18th and 18th sessions of the Chinese Communist Party, including the Marxist-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the ‘Three Represents,’ and the scientific outlook on development. We will fully implement the CPC’s new concept, new ideas, and new strategy for managing the country and governing the country, making overall plans to promote the overall layout of the “five in one” and coordinating the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts, and adhering to the overall tone of work for stability and progress in order to achieve steady growth in an all-round manner. Promote reform, structure adjustment, benefit people’s livelihood, and prevent all risks. We must support Hong Kong and Macao in developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood. We must ensure that the “one country, two systems” practice is unshakeable, unalterable, and free from distortion. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 Consensus” and make unremitting efforts for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the complete reunification of the motherland. We must hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win results, and jointly build a community of human destiny.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the new year, the CPPCC must earnestly perform its political consultations, democratic supervision, and participate in the functions of participating in and discussing government affairs, persist in problem orientation, conduct in-depth investigations and studies, effectively negotiate and discuss the government, make more rumors, plan ideas, and make more practical moves. The greatest common denominator of the will and demand of the entire society and the greatest concentric circle of drawing out the people’s hearts and minds, and bringing together the positive energy for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. (For the full text, see the second edition)

The tea party was presided over by Yu Zhengsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He pointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech reviewed and summarized the new achievements made by the CPC Central Committee’s unity in leading the people of all ethnic groups in the country in upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in 2016, analyzed the situation and tasks facing us, and made it right for the next year’s party. Work with the country has made important demands. In his speech, General Secretary Xi Jinping fully affirmed the work of the united front and the CPPCC for the past year, and put forward new hopes and demands for the consolidation and development of the most extensive patriotic united front and the work of the CPPCC. We must conscientiously study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech, and more closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, adhere to the ideological foundation of common struggle, adhere to the two themes of solidarity and democracy, and uphold and develop Chinese characteristics. As the main axis for consolidating the common ideological and political foundation, socialism has taken the recommendations for the implementation of the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” as its main line of work, conducted in-depth investigations and studies, actively offered advice and suggestions, effectively negotiated and discussed politics, and made new contributions to the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Excellent results to meet the victory of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Yan Minqi, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, spoke on behalf of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisan individuals. He said that he will more closely unite with the Central Committee of the Communist Party with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. He will never forget the spirit of cooperation and continue to work together to achieve “two One hundred years of hard work and the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

At the tea party, Xi Jinping came to the middle of the community and shook hands with everyone to exchange greetings and wishes for the new year. Subsequently, some members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and literary and art workers performed wonderful programs. In the end, the audience chanted “No New China without the Communist Party”. The venue was filled with a festive and festive atmosphere.

In Beijing, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Central Secretariat, some members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, some leading comrades of the State Council, leaders of the CPPCC National Committee, and former veterans of the CPPCC National Committee attended the tea party.

“People’s Daily” (December 31, 2016 01)
 
            

The heads of state of China and Russia exchanged greetings for the new year

President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin exchanged new messages on December 31.

Xi Jinping represented the Chinese government and the Chinese people in his message and extended sincere congratulations and good wishes to President Putin and the Russian people. Xi Jinping said that in 2016, the two sides took the opportunity of celebrating the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between China and Russia and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Russia strategic partnership of cooperation to vigorously promote the concept of friendship between the two countries and the two peoples from generation to generation and strengthen exchanges in various fields. Cooperation and coordination in international affairs have led to new and fruitful results in the development of bilateral relations.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is an important force for promoting peace, development and stability in the region and the world. In the new year, I would like to continue to work hand in hand with you to promote close high-level exchanges, consolidate strategic and political mutual trust, promote cooperation between the “One Belt and One Road” and the Eurasian Economic Union, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and conduct media exchanges. Years, close strategic cooperation in international affairs, and maintain a stable, sustained, and high-level development of China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

Putin sent a congratulatory message to President Xi Jinping on the New Year and Spring Festival in his message and wished all the Chinese people happiness and well-being. Putin said that in 2016 Russia and China have carried out effective cooperation as always. The two sides successfully implemented the implementation outline for the third “Russia-China Good-Neighborly Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.” Coordination and cooperation will effectively promote the resolution of major global and regional issues. It is believed that in the upcoming year, the comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and China will be more vigorously developed to benefit the peoples of the two countries and make contributions to the consolidation of international security and stability. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 31st)
 
            

Xi Jinping: Speech at the New Year’s Tea Party Meeting of the CPPCC National Committee

(December 30, 2016)

Comrades, friends:

The time of 2017 is about to begin. One dollar after another, Vientiane updated. Today, we are happy to meet together, narrate our friendship, and discuss the country together. We are very happy to welcome the New Year.

First of all, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, I went to all democratic parties, the Federation of Industry and Commerce, non-partisan individuals, and people’s organizations, and to the majority of workers, peasants, intellectuals, cadres, and people from all walks of life in the country to the PLA’s commanders and officers and the armed police officers and men. The public security policemen have extended greetings and good wishes to compatriots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, compatriots in the Macao Special Administrative Region, compatriots in Taiwan, and overseas Chinese to international friends who care about and support China’s modernization drive. happy New Year everyone!

The year 2016 is a very important year for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The CPC Central Committee unites and leads the people of all nationalities in the country, grasps the two domestic and international situations, starts the great march in the phase of success in building a well-to-do society, and starts a tough battle for structural reforms on the supply side, spurs the charge from the poverty alleviation battle, and unites as one. Overcoming difficulties, promoting economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, and party building have achieved new results and achieved a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

This year, we solemnly celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. We called on the whole party to remember the beginning of the heart and continue to move forward; to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army’s Long March of the Chinese Workers and Peasants, to carry forward the spirit of the Great Long March, and to firmly take the new Long March road. We held the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and conducted special studies to fully administer the Party strictly. Together with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Plenary Sessions, we completed the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts.

In this year, we continued to promote the building of a well-to-do society in an all-round way, adapt to grasping and leading the new normal of economic development, and continued to rank among the top in the world in economic growth. In addition, 10 million poor people were lifted out of poverty. We continued to comprehensively deepen reforms and complete 97 key reform tasks. Relevant departments of the central and state organs have also completed 194 reform tasks. A total of 419 reform programs have been introduced in all aspects. The main framework for the reform has been basically established. We continue to promote the rule of law in a comprehensive manner, deepen the reform of the judicial system, and strive to safeguard social fairness and justice and promote judicial fairness. We continue to promote the comprehensive and strict administration of the party, carry out the study and education of “two studies and one action,” strengthen the political life within the party, strengthen the supervision and enforcement of the party’s internal supervision, and promote the comprehensive and strict management of the party to develop in depth. We insist on taking the party’s strong military goal under the new situation as the guideline and make major breakthroughs in national defense and military reform.

In this year, we have fully implemented the principle of “one country, two systems”, maintained the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao, adhered to the common political foundation of the “1992 consensus,” and worked hard to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We have deepened all-round diplomacy, accelerated the construction of the “One Belt and One Road”, and resolutely defended our country’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea. We successfully held the Hangzhou Summit of the Group of Twenty Leaders to provide a Chinese program for building a better world.

All achievements belong to the people. We must rely more closely on the people and continue to provide the majestic strength for our career development.

Comrades and friends!

In 2017, we will hold the 19th CPC National Congress. This is a major event in the political life of the entire party and people of all ethnic groups throughout the country. 2017 is also an important year for the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan,” and is a year of deepening the structural reforms on the supply side. We must fully implement the spirit of the 18th and 18th sessions of the Chinese Communist Party, including the Marxist-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the ‘Three Represents,’ and the scientific outlook on development. We will fully implement the CPC’s new concept, new ideas, and new strategy for managing the country and governing the country, making overall plans to promote the overall layout of the “five in one” and coordinating the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts, adhering to the principle of striving for progress, and firmly establishing and implementing new ones. The development concept, adapting to grasp and leading the new normal of economic development, and adhering to the promotion of supply-side structural reform as the main line, fully implement steady growth, promote reform, adjust structure, benefit people’s livelihood and prevent risks, and promote steady and healthy economic development. The society is harmonious and stable, and it has met with the outstanding achievements of the 19th CPC National Congress.

We must act in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, support Hong Kong and Macao in developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood, and ensure that the practice of “one country, two systems” is unshakeable, unalterable and free from distortion. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 Consensus,” promote cross-Strait economic and social integration, promote cross-strait compatriots’ spiritual fit, and make unremitting efforts for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the complete reunification of the motherland. We must hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win situation, adhere to an independent foreign policy of peace, work hard to contribute to China’s wisdom in improving global governance, and work together with people of all countries to build a community of human destiny.

Comrades and friends!

In 2016, the CPPCC implemented the decision-making and deployment of the CPC Central Committee, adhered to the two themes of solidarity and democracy, centered on the overall situation, served the overall situation, played an important role in the deliberative channels of socialism, and served as a specialized consultative body. The investigation and study were solid and in-depth. The results of the consultations and discussions were fruitful and democratic. The increase in supervision effectiveness and the wide expansion of solidarity and friendship have made important contributions to achieving a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

In the new year, we must uphold and improve the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, and consolidate and develop the most extensive patriotic united front. The CPPCC must conscientiously perform its political consultations, democratic supervision, and participate in the functions of political participation and discussion. It regards adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics as the main axis for consolidating the common ideological and political foundations, and takes the advice and suggestions on the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan” as the main line of work, and persists in problem-oriented work. , In-depth investigation and study, effective consultation and discussion, more rumors, good plans, more practical measures, more efforts to seek the greatest common denominator of the wishes and demands of the whole society, draw up the largest concentric circle of people’s hearts and minds, and extensively condense to realize the greatness of the Chinese nation. The positive energy of the revival.

Comrades and friends!

71 years ago, just as the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan was about to win a great victory, Comrade Mao Zedong made a speech “The Foolish Moved the Mountain” and called on the whole party and the people throughout the country to make up their minds, not to fear sacrifices, to remove all difficulties, and to fight for victory. 68 years ago today, just as the war of liberation was about to achieve full victory and the new China was about to be established, Comrade Mao Zedong made a new year’s message and called on the whole party and the entire nation to be free from any difficulties and unite in unifying the whole revolution.

A time has the theme of an era. A generation has the mission of a generation. On the new Long March, every Chinese is a protagonist and has a responsibility. Let us vigorously carry forward the spirit of the Yugong movement and vigorously carry forward the spirit of the revolution. In the historical trend of progress in China and the world, we will unswervingly advance our business forward until it shines.

Thank you all.

(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th)

“People’s Daily” (December 31, 2016, version 02)
 
            

Xi Jinping: Putting Greater Efforts into the Implementation of Reforms

Xi Jinping hosted the 31st meeting of the leading group for comprehensive deepening of reforms
Put more effort into the implementation of reforms
Li Keqiang Liu Yunshan Zhang Gaoli attended

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Leader of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensive Deepening Reform Xi Jinping chaired the 31st meeting of the Leading Group for Comprehensive Deepening of the Central Committee on the afternoon of December 30 and delivered an important speech. He emphasized that after more than three years of hard work, a number of major and key reform programs have been introduced, a number of important areas and key links have made major breakthroughs in reforms, and a number of important theoretical innovations, institutional innovations, and practice innovations are being implemented. The formation of the main framework for the comprehensive deepening of reforms was basically established. 2017 is a crucial year for comprehensively deepening reforms and advancing them in depth. We must coordinate and coordinate reforms in all fields, strengthen reforms and efforts, strengthen reform coordination, improve the working mechanisms and methods for implementation, and tighten the responsibilities, require clarification, and review. Grasping the actual situation and pushing the reform to yield results.

Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy heads of the Central Deepening Leading Group for Deepening Reforms attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed and approved the “Centralized Report of the Central Deepening Reform Leading Group in 2016” and the “Key Points for the Central Deepening of the Reform Leading Group in 2017”.

The meeting reviewed and adopted the “Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Philosophy and Social Science with Chinese Characteristics”, “Several Opinions on Further Reforming and Perfecting the Drug Production, Circulation, and Use Policy,” and “Implementation of the Administrative Law Enforcement Publicity System, the Record System of the Whole Law Enforcement Process, and the Major Law Enforcement Decision Legal System Review. Work Plan for Pilot Programs, Opinions on Implementing the Pilot Work of the Board of Directors of the Central SOEs, Notice on Issues relating to the Clearance and Amendment of Key Expenditure Issues Concerning the Increase in the Fiscal Revenue and Expenditure, or Gross Production Value, and the Reform Plan of the Mining Right Transfer System 》, “The Reform Plan for the Gold Equity System of Mineral Resources” and “Opinions on Strengthening and Improving the Governance of Urban and Rural Communities”.

The conference pointed out that accelerating the construction of a philosophy and social science with Chinese characteristics requires firmly grasping the guiding position of Marxism, based on China, drawing on foreign countries, digging through history, grasping contemporary times, caring for humanity and facing the future, and building a discipline with Chinese characteristics, Chinese style, and Chinese style. System, academic system, discourse system. It is necessary to put forward new ideas, construct new theories, and strengthen the summary of practical experience from the practice of reform and development in our country. We must strengthen and improve the party’s leadership of the philosophy and social sciences, build a team of philosophy and social science talents with a complete range of echelons, and implement innovative projects in philosophy and social sciences.

The meeting emphasized that reforms to improve the production, circulation, and use of drugs should be conducted in a strict review and approval system for drug listings, accelerating the consistent assessment of drug quality and efficacy, orderly promotion of the pilot program for drug marketing license holders, and strengthening drug production quality and safety supervision. It is necessary to improve the procurement mechanism for medicines, consumables, and medical devices, implement the “two-vote system” reform for the purchase and sale of drugs, reduce circulation, purify the circulation environment, and rectify outstanding problems. It is necessary to break the mechanism of using drugs to support medical treatment, eliminate drug additions, rationalize the prices of medical services, and implement government investment responsibilities.

The meeting pointed out that administrative law enforcement is the main way for the government to implement laws and regulations, perform statutory functions, and manage economic and social affairs. The implementation of the law enforcement publicity system focuses on the establishment of the Sunshine Government. It must promptly and openly disclose information on law enforcement so that administrative enforcement can operate in the sun. The implementation of the recording system for the whole process of law enforcement should focus on standardization procedures, and the scope of application of records should be expanded to realize the entire process. Retrospective management; implementation of law enforcement to determine the legal review system The trial focuses on legal administration. It is necessary to ensure that each major law enforcement decision must pass legal review and hold the legal bottom line.

The meeting emphasized that to carry out the trials to implement the duties and powers of central SOEs, it is necessary to uphold the leadership of the party, persist in managing the enterprise according to the law, and insist on reciprocal of rights and responsibilities, and earnestly implement and maintain the board of directors’ right to exercise medium and long-term development decision-making power and the right to choose and employ managerial members, and assess performance. Right and salary management rights, as well as management rights for employees’ wages, promote the formation of corporate governance mechanisms that perform their duties, take their responsibilities, coordinate operations, and effectively balance checks and balances. It is necessary to improve the power operation supervision mechanism and strengthen and improve the investor supervision.

The meeting pointed out that the link between key expenditures for clean-up regulations and the increase in fiscal revenues and expenditures or gross value of production is an important part of deepening the reform of the budget management system. It is necessary to insist on optimizing the structure, providing accurate support and carrying out the necessary measures, and improving budget preparation methods to improve key expenditure guarantees. The mechanism will increase the ability of financial funds to be fully managed, ensure fiscal sustainability, and promote the equalization of basic public services so that the financial input in key areas can be adapted to the needs of China’s economic development stage and the development of social undertakings.

The meeting emphasized that perfecting the mining right transfer system is an important guarantee for safeguarding owners’ rights and interests in mineral resource countries. It is necessary to promote the competitive transfer of mining rights, strictly limit the transfer of mineral rights agreements, adjust the authority for mining rights approval, and strengthen the transfer of supervision services. We must take safeguarding the realization of the basic rights and interests of the country’s mineral resources as the core, rationalize the tax system of mineral resources, reasonably adjust the income of mineral resources, and establish a new type of mineral resources equity system that meets the characteristics of China.

The meeting pointed out that strengthening and improving urban and rural community governance should be based on the construction of grassroots party organizations, and guided by the needs of residents, improve the governance system of urban and rural communities, improve the level of urban and rural community governance, make up for the shortcomings of urban and rural community governance, and promote the formation of party leadership. The government’s governance, social adjustment, and benign self-government of residents’ self-government have comprehensively improved the level of legal, scientific, and refined governance of urban and rural communities.

The meeting emphasized that the reform efforts in 2016 have been further strengthened and the progress of all reform tasks has been generally smooth. The leading group held a total of 12 meetings and reviewed 146 major reform documents. The 97 annual key reform tasks and 128 other reform tasks determined by the leading group were basically completed. The central and national authorities also completed 194 reform tasks, and 419 reform programs were issued in all aspects. All localities and departments in accordance with the unified arrangements of the Party Central Committee, focused on key and difficult issues, intensified the reform, and achieved major breakthroughs in reform of important areas and key links. Practice has proved that the overall goals and milestones of the reforms decided by the central government are realistic, and the strategy and tactics of the reforms are effective.

The reform work in 2017 should highlight key points and overcome difficulties. We must strengthen the promotion of basic and major reforms such as state-owned enterprises, fiscal and taxation, finance, land, urbanization, social security, ecological civilization, and opening to the outside world, and make sure that the reform program has been put into place. It is necessary to persist in problem orientation, follow problems, follow problems, and where new problems arise, and where reforms follow. All localities and departments must devote more energy to the implementation of the reforms. They must establish hard-line tasks, hard targets, and hard assessments. Each implementation must have a timetable, a roadmap, and a stopwatch timing. acceptance. To implement responsibilities, the top leaders of local and department departments should take responsibility for the implementation.

We must do a good job of summarizing and promoting the pilot experience. The “outposts” and “reconnaissance posts” for reform have been built. The key is to be able to grasp the situation and play a role. We must pay close attention to summarizing the progress of the pilot trials. For some trials that are more difficult to advance, the relevant departments must intensify their guidance and support. For some local pilots, we must pay attention to the summary of system achievements and make them a scalable result. For pilots with relatively large contradictions in practice, they should truthfully reflect the issues and improve policy design.

The Central Committee has comprehensively deepened the reform of the leading group members, and responsible comrades of relevant departments of the central and state organs have attended the meeting. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th)

“People’s Daily” (December 31, 2016 01)
 
            

Xi Jinping: Putting Greater Efforts into the Implementation of Reforms

Xi Jinping hosted the 31st meeting of the leading group for comprehensive deepening of reforms

Put more energy into the implementation of reforms

Compacting responsibilities and pursuing requirements for substantive assessment

Li Keqiang Liu Yunshan Zhang Gaoli attended

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and Leader of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensive Deepening Reform Xi Jinping chaired the 31st meeting of the Leading Group for Comprehensive Deepening of the Central Committee on the afternoon of December 30 and delivered an important speech. He emphasized that after more than three years of hard work, a number of major and key reform programs have been introduced, a number of important areas and key links have made major breakthroughs in reforms, and a number of important theoretical innovations, institutional innovations, and practice innovations are being implemented. The formation of the main framework for the comprehensive deepening of reforms was basically established. 2017 is a crucial year for comprehensively deepening reforms and advancing them in depth. We must coordinate and coordinate reforms in all fields, strengthen reforms and efforts, strengthen reform coordination, improve the working mechanisms and methods for implementation, and tighten the responsibilities, require clarification, and review. Grasping the actual situation and pushing the reform to yield results.

Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy heads of the Central Deepening Leading Group for Deepening Reforms attended the meeting.

The meeting reviewed and approved the “Centralized Report of the Central Deepening Reform Leading Group in 2016” and the “Key Points for the Central Deepening of the Reform Leading Group in 2017”.

The meeting reviewed and adopted the “Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Philosophy and Social Science with Chinese Characteristics”, “Several Opinions on Further Reforming and Perfecting the Drug Production, Circulation, and Use Policy,” and “Implementation of the Administrative Law Enforcement Publicity System, the Record System of the Whole Law Enforcement Process, and the Major Law Enforcement Decision Legal System Review. Work Plan for Pilot Programs, Opinions on Implementing the Pilot Work of the Board of Directors of the Central SOEs, Notice on Issues relating to the Clearance and Amendment of Key Expenditure Issues Concerning the Increase in the Fiscal Revenue and Expenditure, or Gross Production Value, and the Reform Plan of the Mining Right Transfer System 》, “The Reform Plan for the Gold Equity System of Mineral Resources” and “Opinions on Strengthening and Improving the Governance of Urban and Rural Communities”.

The conference pointed out that accelerating the construction of a philosophy and social science with Chinese characteristics requires firmly grasping the guiding position of Marxism, based on China, drawing on foreign countries, digging through history, grasping contemporary times, caring for humanity and facing the future, and building a discipline with Chinese characteristics, Chinese style, and Chinese style. System, academic system, discourse system. It is necessary to put forward new ideas, construct new theories, and strengthen the summary of practical experience from the practice of reform and development in our country. We must strengthen and improve the party’s leadership of the philosophy and social sciences, build a team of philosophy and social science talents with a complete range of echelons, and implement innovative projects in philosophy and social sciences.

The meeting emphasized that reforms to improve the production, circulation, and use of drugs should be conducted in a strict review and approval system for drug listings, accelerating the consistent assessment of drug quality and efficacy, orderly promotion of the pilot program for drug marketing license holders, and strengthening drug production quality and safety supervision. It is necessary to improve the procurement mechanism for medicines, consumables, and medical devices, implement the “two-vote system” reform for the purchase and sale of drugs, reduce circulation, purify the circulation environment, and rectify outstanding problems. It is necessary to break the mechanism of using drugs to support medical treatment, eliminate drug additions, rationalize the prices of medical services, and implement government investment responsibilities.

The meeting pointed out that administrative law enforcement is the main way for the government to implement laws and regulations, perform statutory functions, and manage economic and social affairs. The implementation of the law enforcement publicity system focuses on the establishment of the Sunshine Government. It must promptly and openly disclose information on law enforcement so that administrative enforcement can operate in the sun. The implementation of the recording system for the whole process of law enforcement should focus on standardization procedures, and the scope of application of records should be expanded to realize the entire process. Retrospective management; implementation of law enforcement to determine the legal review system The trial focuses on legal administration. It is necessary to ensure that each major law enforcement decision must pass legal review and hold the legal bottom line.

The meeting emphasized that to carry out the trials to implement the duties and powers of central SOEs, it is necessary to uphold the leadership of the party, persist in managing the enterprise according to the law, and insist on reciprocal of rights and responsibilities, and earnestly implement and maintain the board of directors’ right to exercise medium and long-term development decision-making power and the right to choose and employ managerial members, and assess performance. Right and salary management rights, as well as management rights for employees’ wages, promote the formation of corporate governance mechanisms that perform their duties, take their responsibilities, coordinate operations, and effectively balance checks and balances. It is necessary to improve the power operation supervision mechanism and strengthen and improve the investor supervision.

The meeting pointed out that the link between key expenditures for clean-up regulations and the increase in fiscal revenues and expenditures or gross value of production is an important part of deepening the reform of the budget management system. It is necessary to insist on optimizing the structure, providing accurate support and carrying out the necessary measures, and improving budget preparation methods to improve key expenditure guarantees. The mechanism will increase the ability of financial funds to be fully managed, ensure fiscal sustainability, and promote the equalization of basic public services so that the financial input in key areas can be adapted to the needs of China’s economic development stage and the development of social undertakings.

The meeting emphasized that perfecting the mining right transfer system is an important guarantee for safeguarding owners’ rights and interests in mineral resource countries. It is necessary to promote the competitive transfer of mining rights, strictly limit the transfer of mineral rights agreements, adjust the authority for mining rights approval, and strengthen the transfer of supervision services. We must take safeguarding the realization of the basic rights and interests of the country’s mineral resources as the core, rationalize the tax system of mineral resources, reasonably adjust the income of mineral resources, and establish a new type of mineral resources equity system that meets the characteristics of China.

The meeting pointed out that strengthening and improving urban and rural community governance should be based on the construction of grassroots party organizations, and guided by the needs of residents, improve the governance system of urban and rural communities, improve the level of urban and rural community governance, make up for the shortcomings of urban and rural community governance, and promote the formation of party leadership. The government’s governance, social adjustment, and benign self-government of residents’ self-government have comprehensively improved the level of legal, scientific, and refined governance of urban and rural communities.

The meeting emphasized that the reform efforts in 2016 have been further strengthened and the progress of all reform tasks has been generally smooth. The leading group held a total of 12 meetings and reviewed 146 major reform documents. The 97 annual key reform tasks and 128 other reform tasks determined by the leading group were basically completed. The central and national authorities also completed 194 reform tasks, and 419 reform programs were issued in all aspects. All localities and departments in accordance with the unified arrangements of the Party Central Committee, focused on key and difficult issues, intensified the reform, and achieved major breakthroughs in reform of important areas and key links. Practice has proved that the overall goals and milestones of the reforms decided by the central government are realistic, and the strategy and tactics of the reforms are effective.

The reform work in 2017 should highlight key points and overcome difficulties. We must strengthen the promotion of basic and major reforms such as state-owned enterprises, fiscal and taxation, finance, land, urbanization, social security, ecological civilization, and opening to the outside world, and make sure that the reform program has been put into place. It is necessary to persist in problem orientation, follow problems, follow problems, and where new problems arise, and where reforms follow. All localities and departments must devote more energy to the implementation of the reforms. They must establish hard-line tasks, hard targets, and hard assessments. Each implementation must have a timetable, a roadmap, and a stopwatch timing. acceptance. To implement responsibilities, the top leaders of local and department departments should take responsibility for the implementation.

We must do a good job of summarizing and promoting the pilot experience. The “outposts” and “reconnaissance posts” for reform have been built. The key is to be able to grasp the situation and play a role. We must pay close attention to summarizing the progress of the pilot trials. For some trials that are more difficult to advance, the relevant departments must intensify their guidance and support. For some local pilots, we must pay attention to the summary of system achievements and make them a scalable result. For pilots with relatively large contradictions in practice, they should truthfully reflect the issues and improve policy design.

The Central Committee has comprehensively deepened the reform of the leading group members, and responsible comrades of relevant departments of the central and state organs have attended the meeting. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th)
 
            

Xi Jinping: Speech at the New Year’s Tea Party Meeting of the CPPCC National Committee

Speech at the New Year’s Tea Party Meeting of the CPPCC National Committee

Xi Jinping

Comrades, friends:

The time of 2017 is about to begin. One dollar after another, Vientiane updated. Today, we are happy to meet together, narrate our friendship, and discuss the country together. We are very happy to welcome the New Year.

First of all, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, I went to all democratic parties, the Federation of Industry and Commerce, non-partisan individuals, and people’s organizations, and to the majority of workers, peasants, intellectuals, cadres, and people from all walks of life in the country to the PLA’s commanders and officers and the armed police officers and men. The public security policemen have extended greetings and good wishes to compatriots in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, compatriots in the Macao Special Administrative Region, compatriots in Taiwan, and overseas Chinese to international friends who care about and support China’s modernization drive. happy New Year everyone!

The year 2016 is a very important year for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The CPC Central Committee unites and leads the people of all nationalities in the country, grasps the two domestic and international situations, starts the great march in the phase of success in building a well-to-do society, and starts a tough battle for structural reforms on the supply side, spurs the charge from the poverty alleviation battle, and unites as one. Overcoming difficulties, promoting economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, and party building have achieved new results and achieved a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

This year, we solemnly celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. We called on the whole party to remember the beginning of the heart and continue to move forward; to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army’s Long March of the Chinese Workers and Peasants, to carry forward the spirit of the Great Long March, and to firmly take the new Long March road. We held the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and conducted special studies to fully administer the Party strictly. Together with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Plenary Sessions, we completed the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts.

In this year, we continued to promote the building of a well-to-do society in an all-round way, adapt to grasping and leading the new normal of economic development, and continued to rank among the top in the world in economic growth. In addition, 10 million poor people were lifted out of poverty. We continued to comprehensively deepen reforms and complete 97 key reform tasks. Relevant departments of the central and state organs have also completed 194 reform tasks. A total of 419 reform programs have been introduced in all aspects. The main framework for the reform has been basically established. We continue to promote the rule of law in a comprehensive manner, deepen the reform of the judicial system, and strive to safeguard social fairness and justice and promote judicial fairness. We continue to promote the comprehensive and strict administration of the party, carry out the study and education of “two studies and one action,” strengthen the political life within the party, strengthen the supervision and enforcement of the party’s internal supervision, and promote the comprehensive and strict management of the party to develop in depth. We insist on taking the party’s strong military goal under the new situation as the guideline and make major breakthroughs in national defense and military reform.

In this year, we have fully implemented the principle of “one country, two systems”, maintained the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao, adhered to the common political foundation of the “1992 consensus,” and worked hard to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We have deepened all-round diplomacy, accelerated the construction of the “One Belt and One Road”, and resolutely defended our country’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea. We successfully held the Hangzhou Summit of the Group of Twenty Leaders to provide a Chinese program for building a better world.

All achievements belong to the people. We must rely more closely on the people and continue to provide the majestic strength for our career development.

Comrades and friends!

In 2017, we will hold the 19th CPC National Congress. This is a major event in the political life of the entire party and people of all ethnic groups throughout the country. 2017 is also an important year for the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan,” and is a year of deepening the structural reforms on the supply side. We must fully implement the spirit of the 18th and 18th sessions of the Chinese Communist Party, including the Marxist-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the ‘Three Represents,’ and the scientific outlook on development. We will fully implement the CPC’s new concept, new ideas, and new strategy for managing the country and governing the country, making overall plans to promote the overall layout of the “five in one” and coordinating the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts, adhering to the principle of striving for progress, and firmly establishing and implementing new ones. The development concept, adapting to grasp and leading the new normal of economic development, and adhering to the promotion of supply-side structural reform as the main line, fully implement steady growth, promote reform, adjust structure, benefit people’s livelihood and prevent risks, and promote steady and healthy economic development. The society is harmonious and stable, and it has met with the outstanding achievements of the 19th CPC National Congress.

We must act in accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law, support Hong Kong and Macao in developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood, and ensure that the practice of “one country, two systems” is unshakeable, unalterable and free from distortion. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 Consensus,” promote cross-Strait economic and social integration, promote cross-strait compatriots’ spiritual fit, and make unremitting efforts for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the complete reunification of the motherland. We must hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win situation, adhere to an independent foreign policy of peace, work hard to contribute to China’s wisdom in improving global governance, and work together with people of all countries to build a community of human destiny.

Comrades and friends!

In 2016, the CPPCC implemented the decision-making and deployment of the CPC Central Committee, adhered to the two themes of solidarity and democracy, centered on the overall situation, served the overall situation, played an important role in the deliberative channels of socialism, and served as a specialized consultative body. The investigation and study were solid and in-depth. The results of the consultations and discussions were fruitful and democratic. The increase in supervision effectiveness and the wide expansion of solidarity and friendship have made important contributions to achieving a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

In the new year, we must uphold and improve the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, and consolidate and develop the most extensive patriotic united front. The CPPCC must conscientiously perform its political consultations, democratic supervision, and participate in the functions of political participation and discussion. It regards adhering to and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics as the main axis for consolidating the common ideological and political foundations, and takes the advice and suggestions on the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan” as the main line of work, and persists in problem-oriented work. , In-depth investigation and study, effective consultation and discussion, more rumors, good plans, more practical measures, more efforts to seek the greatest common denominator of the wishes and demands of the whole society, draw up the largest concentric circle of people’s hearts and minds, and extensively condense to realize the greatness of the Chinese nation. The positive energy of the revival.

Comrades and friends!

71 years ago, just as the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan was about to win a great victory, Comrade Mao Zedong made a speech “The Foolish Moved the Mountain” and called on the whole party and the people throughout the country to make up their minds, not to fear sacrifices, to remove all difficulties, and to fight for victory. 68 years ago today, just as the war of liberation was about to achieve full victory and the new China was about to be established, Comrade Mao Zedong made a new year’s message and called on the whole party and the entire nation to be free from any difficulties and unite in unifying the whole revolution.

A time has the theme of an era. A generation has the mission of a generation. On the new Long March, every Chinese is a protagonist and has a responsibility. Let us vigorously carry forward the spirit of the Yugong movement and vigorously carry forward the spirit of the revolution. In the historical trend of progress in China and the world, we will unswervingly advance our business forward until it shines.

Thank you all.

(Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th)
 
            

Xi Jinping Sends a Congratulatory Message to Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Publication of the “Da Ci Hai” and the First Edition of “Ci Hai”

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping sent a letter of congratulations on the 29th anniversary of the publication of “The Great Speech of the Sea” and the 80th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of “Ci Hai,” and to a large number of experts and scholars who have devoted great efforts to these two major cultural projects. Comrades gave their sincere condolences.

Xi Jinping pointed out in his letter that “Ci Hai” and “Da Ci Hai” are large comprehensive dictionaries that fully reflect the outstanding achievements of human civilization, systematically demonstrate the achievements of Chinese civilization, and have made positive contributions to enriching the people’s spiritual world and enhancing people’s spiritual strength. . I hope that everyone will strengthen their cultural confidence, persist in reform and innovation, build excellent quality handed down, and continue to implement high-quality major cultural projects to make new and greater achievements in cultivating and implementing the socialist core values, enhancing the country’s cultural soft power, and building a socialist cultural power. Contributions. (Full text of congratulatory letter issued)

The symposium on the publication of The Great Sacred Sea and the 80th Anniversary of the publication of “Ci Hai” was held in Shanghai on the 29th. Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, Han, read Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letter and delivered a speech. He said that we must thoroughly study and profoundly grasp the spirit of the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s series, sum up the experience of compiling and publishing the “Ci Hai” and “Da Ci Hai”, promote the great development and prosperity of culture, and enhance the cultural soft power. It is necessary to strengthen cultural self-confidence, promote socialist core values, and pay attention to cultivating people and educating people. It is necessary to carry forward the spirit of “a meticulous, word-speech, rigorous, and rigorous style” in the spirit of lyrics of the sea and strive for excellence, research with great concentration, and create profound quality handed down articles. It is necessary to have eclecticism, introduce new ideas, be good at innovation, enhance cultural originality, and enhance the influence of Chinese culture.

“Ci Hai” is a large-scale comprehensive dictionary in China. The first edition was published in Shanghai in 1936 and has since been published in 6 editions. “Large Sea” is a super large-scale comprehensive dictionary compiled based on “Ci Hai”. Since 2003, it has been published one after another. In September this year, it passed the national acceptance. (Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, December 29)

Xi Jinping’s publication of “Big Speech” and “Ci Hai”

Congratulatory Letter on the 80th Anniversary of the First Edition

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Great Sacred Sea and the first edition of “Ci Hai,” I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations! We sincerely extend our condolences to the vast numbers of experts, scholars and comrades who have devoted great efforts to these two major cultural projects!

“Ci Hai” and “Da Ci Hai” are large-scale comprehensive dictionaries that comprehensively reflect the outstanding achievements of human civilization and systematically demonstrate the rich achievements of Chinese civilization, and have made positive contributions to enriching the people’s spiritual world and enhancing people’s spiritual strength. I hope that everyone will strengthen their cultural confidence, persist in reform and innovation, build excellent quality handed down, and continue to implement high-quality major cultural projects to make new and greater achievements in cultivating and implementing the socialist core values, enhancing the country’s cultural soft power, and building a socialist cultural power. Contributions!

Xi Jinping

December 29, 2016

“People’s Daily” (December 30, 2016 01)
 
            

National CPPCC Holds New Year Tea Party Xi Jinping Gives Important Speech

National CPPCC Holds New Year Tea Party Xi Jinping Gives Important Speech

Li Keqiang Zhang Dejiang Liu Yunshan Wang Qishan Zhang Gaoli Presented by Yu Zhengsheng

On the morning of December 30, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference held a new year tea party in the National People’s Political Consultative Conference Hall. The leaders of the Party and State Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, and Zhang Gaoli are the representatives of the central committees of the democratic parties, heads of the National Federation of Industry and Commerce, representatives of non-partisan individuals, heads of the central and state organs, and people from all ethnic groups in the capital. People’s representatives gathered together to welcome the 2017 New Year’s Day.

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chairman of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping made an important speech at the tea party. He emphasized that an era has the theme of an era and a generation has the mission of a generation. On the new Long March, every Chinese is a protagonist and has a responsibility. Let us vigorously carry forward the spirit of the Yugong movement and vigorously carry forward the spirit of the revolution. In the historical trend of progress in China and the world, we will unswervingly advance our business forward until it shines.

On behalf of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping sent all democratic parties, industrial and commercial associations, non-partisan individuals, and people’s organizations to the majority of workers, peasants, intellectuals, cadres, and people from all walks of life to the PLA’s commanders and officers, armed policemen, and public security officers. The police officers, to compatriots from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, compatriots from the Macao Special Administrative Region, compatriots from Taiwan, and compatriots from overseas, extended greetings and good wishes to the international friends who care about and support China’s modernization drive. I wish you a happy new year.

Xi Jinping pointed out that 2016 is a very important year for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The CPC Central Committee unites and leads the people of all nationalities in the country, grasps the two domestic and international situations, starts the great march in the phase of success in building a well-to-do society, and starts a tough battle for structural reforms on the supply side, spurs the charge from the poverty alleviation battle, and unites as one. Overcoming difficulties, promoting economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction, and party building have achieved new results and achieved a good start in the “13th Five-Year Plan”.

Xi Jinping stressed that this year, we solemnly celebrated the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and called on the whole party to remember and continue to move forward. It solemnly commemorated the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army’s Long March of the Chinese Workers and Peasants, promoted the spirit of the Great Long March, and firmly believed in the new Long March Road. . We held the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee and conducted special studies to fully administer the Party strictly. Together with the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Plenary Sessions, we completed the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts.

Xi Jinping pointed out that during the year, we continued to promote the building of a well-to-do society in an all-round way, economic growth continued to rank among the top in the world, and another 10 million poor people were lifted out of poverty. We continued to comprehensively deepen reforms and complete 97 key reform tasks. Relevant departments of the central and state organs have also completed 194 reform tasks. A total of 419 reform programs have been introduced in all aspects. The main framework for the reform has been basically established. We continue to promote the rule of law in a comprehensive manner and deepen the reform of the judicial system. We continue to promote the comprehensive and strict administration of the party, carry out the study and education of “two studies and one action,” strengthen the political life within the party, strengthen the supervision and enforcement of the party’s internal supervision, and promote the comprehensive and strict management of the party to develop in depth. We insist on taking the party’s strong military goal under the new situation as the guideline and make major breakthroughs in national defense and military reform. We fully implement the principle of “one country, two systems” and maintain the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 consensus” and strive to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We have deepened all-round diplomacy, accelerated the construction of the “Belt and Road Initiative,” and successfully held the Hangzhou Summit of the Group of Twenty leaders to provide a Chinese plan for a better world.

Xi Jinping stressed that we will hold the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2017. This is a major event in the political life of the entire party and people of all ethnic groups throughout the country. 2017 is also an important year for the implementation of the “13th Five-Year Plan,” and is a year of deepening the structural reforms on the supply side. We must fully implement the spirit of the 18th and 18th sessions of the Chinese Communist Party, including the Marxist-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thinking of the ‘Three Represents,’ and the scientific outlook on development. We will fully implement the CPC’s new concept, new ideas, and new strategy for managing the country and governing the country, making overall plans to promote the overall layout of the “five in one” and coordinating the “four comprehensive” strategic layouts, and adhering to the overall tone of work for stability and progress in order to achieve steady growth in an all-round manner. Promote reform, structure adjustment, benefit people’s livelihood, and prevent all risks. We must support Hong Kong and Macao in developing the economy and improving people’s livelihood. We must ensure that the “one country, two systems” practice is unshakeable, unalterable, and free from distortion. We must adhere to the common political foundation of the “1992 Consensus” and make unremitting efforts for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the complete reunification of the motherland. We must hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation, and win-win results, and jointly build a community of human destiny.

Xi Jinping pointed out that in the new year, the CPPCC must earnestly perform its political consultations, democratic supervision, and participate in the functions of participating in and discussing government affairs, persist in problem orientation, conduct in-depth investigations and studies, effectively negotiate and discuss the government, make more rumors, plan ideas, and make more practical moves. The greatest common denominator of the will and demand of the entire society and the greatest concentric circle of drawing out the people’s hearts and minds, and bringing together the positive energy for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

The tea party was presided over by Yu Zhengsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He pointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech reviewed and summarized the new achievements made by the CPC Central Committee’s unity in leading the people of all ethnic groups in the country in upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in 2016, analyzed the situation and tasks facing us, and made it right for the next year’s party. Work with the country has made important demands. In his speech, General Secretary Xi Jinping fully affirmed the work of the united front and the CPPCC for the past year, and put forward new hopes and demands for the consolidation and development of the most extensive patriotic united front and the work of the CPPCC. We must conscientiously study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech, and more closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, adhere to the ideological foundation of common struggle, adhere to the two themes of solidarity and democracy, and uphold and develop Chinese characteristics. As the main axis for consolidating the common ideological and political foundation, socialism has taken the recommendations for the implementation of the “Thirteenth Five-Year Plan” as its main line of work, conducted in-depth investigations and studies, actively offered advice and suggestions, effectively negotiated and discussed politics, and made new contributions to the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Excellent results to meet the victory of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Yan Minqi, chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, spoke on behalf of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and non-partisan individuals. He said that he will more closely unite with the Central Committee of the Communist Party with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core. He will never forget the spirit of cooperation and continue to work together to achieve “two One hundred years of hard work and the Chinese dream of a great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

At the tea party, Xi Jinping came to the middle of the community and shook hands with everyone to exchange greetings and wishes for the new year. Subsequently, some members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and literary and art workers performed wonderful programs. In the end, the audience chanted “No New China without the Communist Party”. The venue was filled with a festive and festive atmosphere.

In Beijing, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Central Secretariat, some members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, some leading comrades of the State Council, leaders of the CPPCC National Committee, and former veterans of the CPPCC National Committee attended the tea party. (Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 30th, Reporters Zou Wei, Sun Tiexiang)
 
            

Congratulatory letter from Xi Jinping to the 80th anniversary of the publication of “The Great Sacred Sea” and the first edition of “Ci Hai”

Congratulatory letter from Xi Jinping to the 80th anniversary of the publication of “The Great Sacred Sea” and the first edition of “Ci Hai”

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Great Sacred Sea and the first edition of “Ci Hai,” I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations! We sincerely extend our condolences to the vast numbers of experts, scholars and comrades who have devoted great efforts to these two major cultural projects!

“Ci Hai” and “Da Ci Hai” are large-scale comprehensive dictionaries that comprehensively reflect the outstanding achievements of human civilization and systematically demonstrate the rich achievements of Chinese civilization, and have made positive contributions to enriching the people’s spiritual world and enhancing people’s spiritual strength. I hope that everyone will strengthen their cultural confidence, persist in reform and innovation, build excellent quality handed down, and continue to implement high-quality major cultural projects to make new and greater achievements in cultivating and implementing the socialist core values, enhancing the country’s cultural soft power, and building a socialist cultural power. Contributions!

Xi Jinping

December 29, 2016

(Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, December 29)