Serving the People
The First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress concluded on March 20. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the closing meeting. Edited excerpts of a Xinhua News Agency report on the speech follow: ward this great spirit of pursuing dreams, China can and will realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
“It is a country where all power of the state belongs to the people. We must base our efforts on the interests of the people, ensure the principal status of the people, humbly learn from the people, and heed their needs and draw on their wisdom,” he said.
Expressing his full confidence in China’s future, Xi urged everyone to adapt to the new historic juncture for the development of the country and act in response to the evolution of the principal contradiction in Chinese society.
The Chinese people have always had the sense of justice and compassion and tied their destiny closely to that of the people around the world, he said.
“The Chinese people are always ready to do their utmost to contribute to the peace and development of humanity,” he said.
Xi stressed that the leadership of the Communist Party of China is the defining feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the Party is the highest force for political leadership and the fundamental guarantee of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.