*Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalization). (E-mail: [email protected]). *
Xi Jinping was unanimously elected president of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the PRC on Friday at the ongoing session of the 14th National People's Congress. He is also the Secretary-General of the Communist Party of China. By constitutional powers, he is the most powerful leader in the world.
President Xi Jinping delivered a speech Monday morning at the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), the country's national legislature.
He said that the people's trust is the biggest motivation that drives him to march on and a great responsibility he shoulders.
"I will faithfully fulfill my responsibilities bestowed by the Constitution, with the nation's needs as my mission and the people's interests as my yardstick," he said when addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress (NPC), the national legislature.
Xi pledged to perform his duty scrupulously, do his utmost, and prove worthy of the trust of all NPC deputies and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups.
China will unswervingly advance high-quality development on the new journey of building a great modern socialist country and advancing the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, President Xi Jinping said Monday.
The country should fully and faithfully apply the new development philosophy on all fronts and accelerate efforts to create a new pattern of development, Xi said when addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, the national legislature.
He called for fully implementing the strategy for invigorating China through science and education, the workforce development strategy, and the innovation-driven development strategy.
China should work to achieve greater self-reliance and strength in science and technology, promote industrial transformation and upgrading, advance coordinated urban-rural and regional development, and foster green and low-carbon economic and social development, Xi said.
Efforts should be made to effectively upgrade and appropriately expand the economy, and continuously increase the country's economic strength, scientific and technological capabilities, and composite national strength, he said.
He called for due contributions to building a great modern socialist country and advancing national rejuvenation.
From this day forward to the mid-21st century, the central task of the entire Communist Party of China (CPC) and all Chinese people will be to build China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts, said Xi while addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress.
"The relay baton of building a great modern socialist country and advancing national rejuvenation has been historically passed on to our generation," he said.
Xi stressed accelerating Chinese modernization in accordance with the strategic decisions made at the 20th CPC National Congress.
It is a must to put the people first on the new journey of building China into a great modern socialist country and advancing national rejuvenation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday.
Addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, Xi said the people are the decisive force in building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects.
Xi urged efforts to actively develop a whole-process people's democracy and to uphold the unity of the leadership of the Communist Party of China, the running of the country by the people, and law-based governance.
He said a people-centered philosophy of development must be implemented so that the gains of modernization will benefit all people fairly, and that more notable and substantive progress will be made in promoting prosperity for all.
Xi also stressed strengthening and expanding the great unity of the Chinese people of all ethnic groups and the great unity of all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation at home and abroad.
"By doing so, we will mobilize all favorable factors and form a mighty force that will facilitate the building of a great modern socialist country and the advancement of national rejuvenation," Xi said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed better coordinating development and security.
"Security is the bedrock of development, while stability is a prerequisite for prosperity," Xi said when addressing the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, the national legislature.
Xi underscored the need to pursue a holistic approach to national security, improve the national security system, strengthen China's capacity for safeguarding national security, enhance public safety governance, improve the social governance system, and safeguard China's new development pattern with a new security architecture.
Xi also demanded efforts to advance the modernization of national defense and armed forces on all fronts, and build the people's armed forces into a "Great Wall of steel" that is capable of effectively safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests.
After re-appointment as President for the third term 2023-2027, he has clearly chalked out his policies, future course of actions, and priorities. It is expected with his re-election, a continuation of policies and pace of developments will be ensured. China will proactively participate in global affairs and contribute much more. President Xi has emerged as a powerful, strong, and global leader. His re-appointment will; have a positive impact on geopolitics, especially for Pakistan. As he has great love and affection for Pakistan, it is conceived that China-Pakistan relations will grow rapidly and CPEC will be accelerated and widened in scope.
(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)