History is always going forward. History never waits for all the hesitants, the watchers, the slackers and the weak. Only those who keep pace with history and share the destiny with the times can win a bright future.
"Forty years of tremendous waves hit the shore, 90,000 miles of wind and Peng Zheng lift." At the Congress celebrating the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up, General Secretary Xi Jinping recalled with passion the great course of reform and opening-up in the past 40 years. From the historical perspective of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, he pointed out the far-reaching significance of reform and opening-up as an important magic weapon, the only way and the key tactic, and called for "carrying out reform and opening-up to the end". This is not only a profound insight into the general trend of history, but also a heroic declaration leading the development of the times.
From the historical perspective, in the long historical process since modern times, the Chinese people have experienced too many hardships, paid too many sacrifices, and made too many struggles. "The reason why rivers can break away from the cliff and seize the pass is that they have accumulated the great power of flood and famine which surge thousands of miles and return thousands of valleys." It is the 40-year reform and opening-up that has made the Chinese people take a decisive step in their journey of becoming rich and strong, and made the Chinese nation realize a great leap from "catching up with the times" to "leading the times". Today, the strong energy accumulated by the Chinese people and the Chinese nation in the course of history has fully exploded, providing an irresistible force for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It is for this reason that General Secretary Xi Jinping put the promotion of reform and opening up and the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics, together with the establishment of the Communist Party of China and the People's Republic of China, as the three historic events that have taken place in China since the May 4th Movement, as the three milestones to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation in modern times.
From the perspective of the development of the times, the world is facing unprecedented changes in a century, which brings great opportunities for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Of course, we should also see that danger coexists with danger in the course of world change, and that overcoming danger is opportunity, and losing opportunity is danger. To seize the opportunity and meet the challenge, the key lies in holding high the banner of reform and opening up in the new era, continuing to deepen the reform and expand the opening up in an all-round way. In the past 40 years, what have we relied on to inspire the people, unify our thinking and unite our strength? What can stimulate the creative spirit and vitality of all the people? What can we do to achieve rapid economic and social development and gain comparative advantage in the competition with capitalism? It depends on reform and opening up. Today, the more complex the environment is, the more confident and powerful measures we need to take to make the reform path faster and open the door wider. As General Secretary Xi Jinping profoundly pointed out, "Reform and opening up have gone through thousands of mountains and rivers, but we still need to travel through mountains and rivers. The mission before the whole Party and the people of all ethnic groups is more glorious, the task is more arduous, the challenge is more severe and the work is greater."
Without reform and opening up, there will be no China today; without reform and opening up, there will be no China tomorrow. To realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, we must conform to the trend of the times, the will of the people, and the courage to reform and open up so that the cause of the Party and the people will always be full of powerful impetus to advance bravely. From the beginning of the new era to the beginning of the new century, from standing on a new starting point to entering a new era, the great achievements made in the past 40 years of reform and opening-up are not the result of falling from the sky, nor the gift of others, but the result of the hard work, wisdom and courage of the whole Party and the people of all ethnic groups. Building a strong socialist modernization country and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is a relay race. We need to run one after another, and each generation should make a good achievement for the next generation. Today, it is the historical mission and glory of our generation to deepen reform and opening up with greater determination, courage and strength, to be both a reform promoter and a reform doer.
Forty years of turbulence, every day is a new starting point. Let us unite more closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as its core, hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, never forget our original intention, remember our mission, carry out reform and opening-up to the end, constantly realize the people's yearning for a better life, and create a new and greater miracle of the Chinese nation in the new era! Create new and bigger miracles that will make the world stand out!
Source: Xinhua News Agency