Xi’s Speech and CPC’s 100-Year Experience
As the CPC enters the next phase of 100 years, the leadership is firm and ready to uphold the foundation and lifeblood of the party and the country.
On the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President Xi Jinping delivered an outstanding historic speech before a jubilant and roaring crowd of more than 70,000 people at the famous Tiananmen Square in Beijing. President Xi who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, declared that the nation is advancing with unstoppable momentum and rejuvenation.
Following a fly-past of jet planes and helicopters, the national flag-raising ceremony was held. After a 100-gun salute, a joint statement by all other eight parties including All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce was read out. There was also a beautiful display of history of the CPC and its contributions towards developing unity among Chinese people as one.
Then President Xi’s speech provided a much larger impetus to the momentum for the already strong and confident nation where he made a promise to continue this glorious journey for the next 100 years.
This is a historic moment in the lives of Chinese people especially for the comrades who had lived up to see this historic day unfold before their eyes especially when a resilient nation struggled and roared from poverty to riches and a global power. The speech reflected immense confidence, poise and especially strength of a genuine struggle that Chinese people have made for creating a prosperous future for themselves over all these years. The CPC has given Chinese people much-required strength, togetherness, belief in a system and party leadership who, from Chairman Mao to President Xi, tirelessly helped steer the nation to glory.
This rejuvenated nation eradicated absolute poverty, fought a heroic battle against the once-in-a-century pathogen, created a thriving economy, made immense agriculture advancement and technological progress, including successful space expeditions, and above all brought happiness to its people, all of which are significant highlights of a prosperous and peaceful China.
In his hour-long speech, President Xi paid tremendous tribute to the comrades, martyrs of the CPC for their heroic contributions to and sacrifices for the transformation of the Chinese nation. Over the past 100 years, history has witnessed that how the great struggle was culminated by the CPC. It was historic that President Xi was speaking at the same location of Tiananmen Square where the then CPC leader Mao Zedong declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
President Xi declared that China has finally achieved the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. He was drawing attention to recent triumphs that China has accomplished: poverty alleviation and economic stability. A sense of confidence and pride with humility is reflected from the speech when President Xi said that China is marching towards becoming a great modern socialist country in all respects.
It is important that President Xi also highlighted in his speech how the CPC has achieved great success in making people united, worked through the revolution, famines, and wars, and later kicked off reforms, opening-up and marched forward in the new era. When the CPC was established in 1921, there were only a few members but today, it has grown into a family of 95 million people in a country of 1.4 billion people. The CPC is one of the largest parties of the world and has remarkable global influence especially because of its visionary leadership.
The language of the speech reflects the poise that the CPC leadership has after working tirelessly day and night to transform China from rags to riches, to a modern socialist country with Chinese characteristics. An interesting aspect is that in this entire change period, the CPC led Chinese people in developing their own model of governance and their own indigenous way to reform their society for all-around prosperity.
History reflects that the Chinese nation has never took dictation from anyone as President Xi also said that no one can put pressure on China. Anyone whosoever thinks that they can do that, as a sovereign state, China has the right to defend. With ideals of peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness, China has resolved all its disputes with its neighboring countries. Through multilateralism, China engaged the world with dialogues, which was all because of the CPC’s visionary leadership who led this happen.
For the past 100 years, Chinese people have not launched any foreign war, but rather they fought for their own destiny and left a glorious legacy for peaceful rise. As a result of the CPC leadership, nearly 800 million people are now out of poverty and China amounts to one of the largest consumer markets with thriving foreign direct investment wherein its GDP exceeds 100-trillion yuan.
As the CPC enters the next phase of 100 years, the leadership is firm and ready to uphold the foundation and lifeblood of the party and the country. President Xi encouraged the party members to unite and lead the nation to work tirelessly for a better life.
Any attempt to divide the CPC leadership or members will bound to fail as the 1.4 billion Chinese people will never let this happen. There is also a vow to continue developing socialism with Chinese characteristics as China has built its own indigenous new model for human civilization. This model is based on peaceful coexistence. President Xi however warned anyone who would attempt to bully Chinese people will find themselves forged against a great wall of steel of 1.4 billion Chinese people.
For countries like Pakistan where political stability has remained one of the most important challenges for the past many years, model of the CPC is an example that how country’s political stability leads to economic prosperity. We need to learn a lot from Chinese experience.
Copyedited by Liu Xiaomin