the year by which the Communist Party of China has vowed to build a moderately prosperous society
Yang Longwen, Party chief of Dahua Yao autonomous county in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, said that though the county suffered desertification, it had seen remarkable changes due to the government drive to eliminate rural poverty. Highways have been built and residents moved from old thatched and mud-brick cottages into new buildings, Yang said.
“We’ ll implement General Secretary Xi’s requirements and decisions by the CPC Central Committee with solid determination and untiring energy,” Yang said.
Progress has also been seen in a small village in Heilong - jiang province.
“The per capita income doubled in the past five years and villagers feel much happier,” said Fu Huating, Party chief of Xingshisi, a village in Gannan county. “We will roll up our sleeves and work harder, staunchly following the Party.”
Xi said that once China had a moderately prosperous society, by 2020, the Party and people across the country would be motivated to build a modernized socialist country by 2049, the centenary of the People’s Republic of China.
The remarks have inspired the nation to be confident in realizing the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
“After studying the speech, we’re all fully confident that a good life lies ahead,” said Chen Yifan, deputy head of Dutang, a town in Heze, in Shandong province.
The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu performs a head-touching ritual to bless believers in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, on Sunday. Qoigyijabu, a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and vice-president of the Buddhist Association of China, has performed a series of Buddhist services in Lhasa in recent days.