President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the closing meeting of the country’s top legislative session in Beijing on Tuesday. Here are the highlights.
The new era belongs to each and every one of us
The new era belongs to each and every one of us, and every one of us is part of this new era witnessing, blazing new trails and building this new era. As long as we remain united, work hard together, nothing can stop us from achieving the Chinese dream by the Chinese people.
Any actions and tricks to split China are doomed to fail
Any actions and tricks to split China are doomed to fail. And these separatists’ actions will be met with the condemnation of the people and the punishment of history.
Chinese people have the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat secessionist attempts in any form.
The Chinese people and the Chinese nation have a shared conviction: not one single inch of our land will be and can be seceded from China.
What the people advocate, what the people approve and accept must be the sole measurement of all of our work
What the people advocate, what the people approve and accept must be the sole measurement of all of our work. We must be committed to addressing the most direct and realistic interests of the people that they are most concerned about. So that all the Chinese people and the generations to come in China will enjoy happiness and glory from such a process of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Justice will finally prevail
Only those who are given to threatening other people will perceive other people as a threat. The Chinese people’s aspiration and sincerity in actions to contribute to mankind’s peace and development should not be misinterpreted, much less be distorted by anyone. Justice will finally prevail.
The road ahead will be very long, but time waits for no man
Translating the blueprint into reality will be a new Long March. The road ahead will be very long, but time waits for no man.
We should not in the slightest slacken our efforts, and we should by no means rest on our laurels and seek comfort while losing sight of potential problems. We should always bear in mind what we have set out for, and redouble our efforts to achieve greater achievements in the new era.
However high the mountain is, if you keep climbing, you will come to the summit
The Chinese people believe that however high the mountain is, if you keep climbing, you will come to the summit. However long the journey is, if you keep walking and will certainly arrive at your destination.
From our own experience, the Chinese people have come to realize that unity is power, and unity will take us forward. A fragmented nation will never enjoy development.
Since ancient times, the Chinese people have realized that in the world there is no such thing as sitting idle and enjoying all the benefits. Happiness comes out of arduous work.
People are the creators of history. They are the real heroes.
The magnificent history of the development of the Chinese nation was written by the Chinese people.
The extensive Chinese civilization was created by the Chinese people.
The unfading spirit of the Chinese nation is cultivated by the Chinese people.
The development of the Chinese nation — from standing up for itself, to enriching itself, to getting stronger — is made possible because of the Chinese people.
No matter how high a position one holds, all personnel of state organs should keep firmly in mind that our republic is the People’s Republic of China, and we should always put the people in the most prominent place in our hearts, always serve the people wholeheartedly, and always work hard for the people’s interests and happiness.