Hailing the swift rise of China to power, President Xi Jinping spoke at great length on the centenary celebrations for the Communist Party of China on Thursday.
His speech went deeper into history. Above the giant portrait of Mao Zedong, Mr Jinping said that the “era of China being bullied is gone forever.” He also praised the party for uplifting incomes and restoring national pride.
Pitching his line from the subjugation of the Opium Wars to the struggle for establishing a socialist revolution in China, he stressed how the party has brought about ‘national rejuvenation’ lifting tens of millions from poverty and ‘altered the landscape of world development.’
Xi Jinping was wearing a ‘Mao-style’ jacket. Xi also added that the ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation has entered an irreversible historical course. The new China’s architect also vowed to continue to build a ‘world-class’ military to defend national interests.
In 1921 Mao Zedong and a clutch of Marxist-Leninist thinkers in Shanghai had founded the party.
Moreover, China considers the democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory. Under Xi Jinping China has stepped up efforts to assert its sovereignty claims.
China on the other hand believes that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is a separatist bent on declaring independence.
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