Speech by President Xi Jinping in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The Founding of the People’s Republic of China
October 1, 2019
All fellow-countrymen, comrades and friends!
We gathered here today for a grand rally to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. Right at this moment, Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation at home and abroad take pride in and give our best wishes to our great motherland with great joy.
On this occasion, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the State Council, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the Central Military Commission, I pay high tribute to revolutionary forefathers and martyrs for their feats in pursuing national independence and liberation, a stronger and more prosperous country and the people’s well-being, extended warm National Day congratulations to Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all compatriots at home and abroad, and expressed heartfelt gratitude to friends around the world for their caring for and support to China’s development.
Seventy years ago on this day, Comrade Mao Zedong solemnly declared here to the world that the PRC was founded and the Chinese people had stood up, completely changing the misery of poverty, backwardness, and bullying endured by China in modern times. The Chinese nation has since then embarked on the path of realizing national rejuvenation
Over the past seven decades, Chinese people of all ethnic groups have made great achievements that amaze the world through concerted efforts and arduous struggle. No force can ever shake the status of China, or stop the Chinese people and nation from marching forward.
On our journey forward, we will uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), ensure the principal status of the people, stay on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and fully implement the Party’s basic theory, line and policy. We should constantly meet people’s aspirations for a better life and make new historic achievements.
On our journey forward, we must uphold the principles of ‘peaceful reunification’ and ‘one country, two systems’, maintain lasting prosperity and stability in Hong Kong and Macao, promote the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, unite all Chinese sons and daughters, and continue to strive for the motherland’s complete reunification.
On our journey forward, we will stay on the path of peaceful development, and pursue a mutually beneficial strategy of opening up. We will continue to work with people from all countries to push for jointly building a community with a shared future for humanity
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force should always preserve their nature, purpose and character as the forces of the people, resolutely safeguard China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, and firmly uphold world peace.
China’s yesterday had been inscribed in human history while China’s today is being created in the hands of hundreds of millions of Chinese people, and China will surely have an even brighter future. All Party members, armed forces and people of all ethnic groups should unite more closely together, stay true to the founding mission, build on existing achievements and continue to develop our people’s republic. We should make continued efforts to achieve the two centenary goals and national rejuvenation.
Long live the great People’s Republic of China!
Long live the great Communist Party of China!
Long live the great Chhinese people!