Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th CPC National Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct 18, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
The original aspiration and the mission of Chinese Communists is to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation.
With decades of hard work, socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era. This is a new historic juncture in China's development.
The Chinese nation, which since modern times began has endured so much for so long, has achieved a tremendous transformation-it has stood up, grown rich, and become strong, and it now embraces the brilliant prospects of rejuvenation.
The principal contradiction in the new era is the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life.
Achieving national rejuvenation will be no walk in the park, and it will take more than drum beating and gong clanging to get there.
We must regard as our goal the people’s aspirations to live a better life, and rely on the people to move history forward.
Not only must we finish building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve the first centenary goal; we must also build on this achievement to embark on a new journey toward the second centenary goal of fully building a modern socialist country.
The Chinese nation will become a proud and active member of the community of nations.
Openness brings progress, while self-seclusion leaves one behind. China will not close its door to the world, and it will only become more and more open.
The essence of the people's democracy is that the people get to discuss their own affairs.
We must put the people’s interests above all else, see that the gains of reform and development benefit all our people in a fair way, and strive to achieve shared prosperity for everyone.
We must not forget that housing is for living in, not for speculation. With this in mind, we will move faster to put in place a housing system that ensures supply through multiple sources, provides housing support through multiple channels, and encourages both housing purchase and renting. This will make us better placed to meet the housing needs of all of our people.
We will continue our campaign to prevent and control air pollution to make our skies blue again.
Our military is the people's military, and our national defense is the responsibility of every one of us.
We have the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for "Taiwan independence" in any form.
We must guard against and correct with resolve the practices the people oppose and resent.
Wherever offenders may flee, they will be brought back and brought to justice.
As long as our Party keeps itself competent and strong, always remains true to the people’s aspiration and works in concert with the people, we can and will navigate the great ship bearing the great dream of the Chinese people to conquer the waves and reach our destination.
It is a dream of our generation, but even more so, a dream of the younger generations.