Foreign media focuses attention on Xi’s speech on CPC anniversary
OUR CORRESPONDENT BEIJING—A wide range of foreign media have paid close attention to the televised speech Chinese President Xi Jinping made upon the 95th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), especially to the contents related to Marxism, anti-corruption and territorial sovereignty.
The London-based Financial Times focused on Xi’s stress on the CPC’s continued devotion to Marxism by quoting his remarks of “The whole party should remember, what we are building is socialism with Chinese characteristics, not some other -ism,” in an article on its website on Friday.
The article, titled “Xi Jinping pledges return to Marxist roots for China’s Communists,” also noted China’s firm stance on maritime disputes and Xi’s warning against any threats to China’s security and Taiwanese independence. mental, guiding principle, or the party would lose its soul and direction,” in a report Friday.
The news agency said that the address demonstrated the Chinese leader attaches great importance to the reinforcement of ideological discipline and party rule. Another key point picked up by foreign media’s reports was China’s anti-corruption campaign. Praising the progress of China’s anti-corruption drive in the past three years, Xi vowed his speech to maintain a zerotolerance stance regarding corruption.
Reuters pointed out in a report that Xi’s address emphasized the biggest threat to the ruling CPC is corruption, and called Xi’s campaign against graft “sweeping.” in