The banquet hall of the Great Hall of the people is full of flowers and is full of warm and festive atmosphere. Above the rostrum, the solemn national emblem is hung high, and the big character year title of 1949-2020 is particularly eye-catching against the bright red flag.
At 17:30, accompanied by the cheerful welcome song, Xi Jinping party and state leaders entered the banquet hall.
The reception begins. The military band played the march of the volunteers, and the whole audience stood up and sang the national anthem.
Li Keqiang said that the 71 year history of new Chinas development is a history of the struggle of the Communist Party of China in uniting and leading the Chinese people to forge ahead, and a glorious history of great changes in the countrys appearance and a great leap forward in peoples living standards. This year is extremely unusual in the history of the Republic. Facing the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and the severe impact of the world economic recession, under the firm leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, we have coordinated the efforts to prevent and control epidemic diseases and develop the economy and society. We always put the safety and health of the people in the first place. We fought the disease with the whole nation and worked hard, and made great efforts to sacrifice the disease. Strive for major strategic results. We have done a good job in the six stabilities work, implemented the six guarantees task, issued timely large-scale relief policies, innovated the implementation mechanism, directly benefited enterprises and the people, deepened reform and opening up, stabilized the basic economic situation, withstood the huge downward pressure, achieved restorative growth, further achieved remarkable results in poverty alleviation, and effectively guaranteed peoples livelihood. Chinas economy shows strong development toughness, and socialism with Chinese characteristics has broad prospects.
Li Keqiang pointed out: at present, Chinas development of internal and external environment has undergone profound and complicated changes. We must adhere to the guiding ideology of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era of Xi Jinping, and base ourselves on the basic national conditions, persist in advancing steadily, strengthen confidence, face challenges directly and concentrate on managing our own affairs. We will continue to do a good job in normalized epidemic prevention and control, take various measures at the same time, help market players tide over difficulties, restore vitality, cultivate and expand new momentum, build a new development pattern, and promote high-quality development. We will build a solid foundation for ensuring peoples livelihood, do everything possible to increase employment, do a good job in school, seeing a doctor, providing for the aged, child care and other practical matters of concern to the masses, guarantee the livelihood of the poor people affected by the epidemic situation and floods, and win the battle of poverty alleviation. We will unswervingly deepen reform, further stimulate market vitality and social creativity, create a market-oriented, rule of law and international business environment, and actively promote high-level opening up. Rely on the whole country to work hard to achieve the main objectives and tasks of the whole year and build a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way.
Li Keqiang said that we will continue to unswervingly, comprehensively and accurately implement the high degree of autonomy of one country, two systems, Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong and Macao people ruling Macao. We will act in strict accordance with the Constitution and the basic law, improve the systems and mechanisms related to the implementation of the Constitution and the basic law, and push forward the practice of one country, two systems steadily and further. We must adhere to the major policies and principles on Taiwan Affairs, adhere to the one China principle and the 1992 consensus, resolutely oppose and contain any separatist acts of Taiwan independence and external interference, strengthen cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, and promote the peaceful development, integrated development and reunification of the motherland. We should adhere to the path of peaceful development, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, uphold the concept of a community of shared future for mankind, expand mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries, actively participate in the reform and construction of the global governance system, and work with the international community to make greater contributions to the early victory of the epidemic situation and the promotion of world economic recovery.
Li Keqiang finally said that todays achievements are made by all the Chinese people, and tomorrows glory depends on hard work and creation. Let us unite more closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, overcome difficulties and temper ourselves, and strive for Chinas dream of building China into a prosperous, strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious and beautiful socialist modern power and realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Amid the joyful music, guests and friends from home and abroad raised their glasses to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of new China. They also wish China prosperity and strength, happiness and well-being of the people, friendship and cooperation between the Chinese people and the people of other countries in the world.
Also present at the reception were members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples Congress, vice premier of the State Council, state councilor, chairman of the State Supervision Commission, President of the Supreme Peoples court, procurator general of the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate, vice chairman of the national political association, and comrades who retired from leading positions, as well as members of the Central Military Commission, who had served in the Central Committee Comrades of members of the Central Military Commission.
Responsible persons of the novel coronavirus pneumonia group, the leaders of the democratic parties, the Federation of industry and Commerce and the non party personages, the Beijing Municipal Peoples Congress, the representatives of the honorary commendation award of the National Merit commendation, the national advanced representative of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the representatives of the outstanding Communist Party members, the national model workers and the advanced personages, and for the stability, development and solidarity of the ethnic minority areas. Representatives of ethnic minorities who made important contributions, some people from Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan compatriots, overseas Chinese and Chinese representatives in Beijing, envoys of various countries in China, representatives of international organizations in China and some foreign experts also attended the reception.