Time, momentum on Beijing facet: Xi Jinping

Beijing, January 12

Time and momentum are on China’s side as the world faces an unprecedented turbulent time, President Xi Jinping has said, outlining his vision for the ruling Communist Party for the next 30 years to achieve “great rejuvenation of Chinese nation”.

Xi, 67, addressed the leading cadre of the Communist Party of China on Monday.

Xi said he believes “time and momentum are on China’s side”, despite challenges, including the Covid pandemic, supply chain disruptions, deteriorating relations with the West and a slowing economy.

Xi spoke of the importance of implementing the new development philosophy and advancing the new development paradigm of “dual circulation” in the country’s new development phase to ensure a good start for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period. — PTI

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