President Xi Jinping in his New Year message said that China will push its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by all means, that includes the CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor). BRI will remain China’s priority in the coming year, he noted. CPEC is major and pilot phase of BRI.
China will have a “say” on all major international issues and will uphold the authority and status of the UN, fulfill China’s international duties, he added.
He also said that China’s great achievement of development was made by the people and for the people.
Xi said that the people of his country are prepared to chart out a more prosperous, peaceful future for all.
“As a responsible major country, China has something to say. The well-being of our people is the Party and the government’s greatest political achievement. Our cadres should put the people’s state of living at the heart, and help them live a better life.”
XI also vowed to do away with and that all rural residents living below the current poverty line would be lifted out of poverty by 2020.
“It is our solemn promise. Only three years are left to 2020. Every one of us must be called to action, do our best, take targeted measures to secure victories one after another.”
“This is a great cause, important to both the Chinese nation and humanity. Let’s do it together and make it happen. We will take the opportunity of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up in 2018 to further carry out reform, as reform and opening-up is the path we must take to make progress in contemporary China and to realise the Chinese dream.”