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Advancing Toward the Goal of National Rejuvenation Along the Path to a Stronger China

By Qiu Ping Source: Updated: 2023-03-21

We are now embarking on a new journey.

Building a modern socialist country is a great yet arduous undertaking, which requires mobilizing all positive factors and giving full play to the creativity of the hundreds of millions of Chinese people. We need to maintain firm confidence, unite as one, put our heads down and work hard.

This year’s “Two Sessions” (the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) features democracy, unity, resolve and real results. It has been an occasion to align our thinking and pool our strength. It has displayed the strength of China’s whole-process people’s democracy and demonstrated great vitality of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era that began in 2012.

The year of 2023 was the first year of implementing the principles set forth at the 20th CPC National Congress held in 2022. The Report on the Work of the Government this year has reviewed achievements that have been made and put forward approaches and goals for government work. The main projected targets for development this year include “growth of around 5 percent”, “around 12 million new urban jobs”, “surveyed urban unemployment rate of around 5.5 percent”, “CPI increase of around 3 percent”, “grain output of over 650 million metric tons” .... These inspiring data have not only predicted the development trend of China’s economy, but greatly increased the confidence and expectations of the entire nation for economic and social development this year.

At present, the vast fields are bustling with spring plowing, production workshops are busy with machines working, major projects are under construction, and scenic spots and supermarkets are filled with streams of shoppers and visitors. A vibrant China is seizing every opportunity to continue forging ahead, presenting a scene of prosperity throughout the country.

On the new journey ahead, we must implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee, make sure our work conforms to the central tasks of the Party, focus on the primary task involved in building a modern socialist country, which is of high-quality development, and make solid progress in advancing Chinese modernization. We must act on the general principle of pursuing progress while ensuring stability, adhere to the people-centered philosophy of development, remain committed to deepening reform and opening up, and accelerate efforts to foster a new development dynamic that is focused on the domestic economy and features positive interplay between domestic and international economic flows.