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Humanistic spirit drives Sino-Thai ties

By Jiang Jianguo | China Daily | Updated: 2017-04-08 08:43

Humanistic spirit drives Sino-Thai ties

Jiang Jianguo (second right), minister of the State Council Information Office and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam (third right) attend the launching ceremony of the Thai language edition of the book Xi Jinping: The Governance of China in Bangkok April 7, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

It is a great pleasure to come to beautiful Bangkok to attend the launching ceremony of the Thai version of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China. First of all, on behalf of the Department of Publicity of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to friends from the political, academic and cultural circles, and overseas Chinese who have come to attend the launching ceremony, and Chinese and Thai friends who have made contributions to the translation, publication and launching event of this book.

The book presented before you is a collection of President Xi Jinping's 79 speeches and instructions from November 2012 to June 2014, and a total of 6.2 million copies in 16 languages have already been circulated across the world. China's reform and opening-up have been continuing for nearly four decades and have made remarkable achievements, especially since the 18th National Congress of the CPC in late 2012. China's gross domestic product grew by 6.7 percent year-on-year to reach $11 trillion in 2016, with the country maintaining its status as the world's second-largest economy and contributing to more than 30 percent of global economic growth. In today's China, the economy is healthily developing, the society is in a harmonious and stable state and people are living and working in peace and contentment.

Such achievements accomplished by China have benefited from the "Chinese road". But what is the "Chinese road"? I would like to use a string of numbers, "one, two, three, four and five", to brief you.

"One" here means "one dream", namely the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

"Two" here means "two centennial goals", namely the successful building of an all-round well-off society by the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC in 2021, and the successful building of a modern, socialist nation by the 100th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 2049.

"Three" here means "three greats", namely advancing the great socialist cause with Chinese characteristics, comprehensively strengthening and improving the great project of Party building, and carrying out a great struggle with numerous new and historical features.

"Four" here means the "Four Comprehensives", or Four-pronged Comprehensive Strategy, namely comprehensively build a moderately society, comprehensively deepen reform, comprehensively promote the nation's governance in accordance with laws, and comprehensively promote stricter governance of the Party.

And "Five" here means "Five-in-One", namely, promote the overall layout of economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction and civilization construction. If one understands these numbers contained in this book, he or she will understand President Xi's thoughts on the governance of China and understand the Chinese road.

If we read this book, we can find that President Xi's thoughts on China's governance are full of rich humanistic spirit. Where does such kind of humanistic spirit come from?

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