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Reform and Opening up has Deeply Changed China and Profoundly Influenced the World

—— On the Keynote Speech by President Xi Jinping at Boao Forum for Asia

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Author: | Source:People’s Daily (April 11, 2018)


History always gives people power to get intelligence and go forward further in some special years.  

As the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up of China, and the 30th anniversary of establishing the province and special economic region of Hainan, the year of 2018 is just such a special year, enabling China to recall the history and demonstrating the future for the world.  

In the middle of spring when all flowers blossom and by the South China Sea with wind blowing through coconut trees, over 2000 distinguished guests from all circles of various countries gathered at Boao Forum for Asia, to get solutions to questions of the era faced by Asia and the world and consult together general plans for the beautiful future of Asia and the world through win-win cooperation. At the opening ceremony of the forum, President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech, he reviewed with deep feeling the history of China’s reform and opening up, made a profound summary of the tremendous achievements obtained and the precious experience accumulated in unswerving reforming and opening up for 40 years, made a deep analysis of the general trend of the world as peace and cooperative development, proposed China’s proposition to work jointly for a peaceful, tranquil, prosperous, open and beautiful Asia and world, and solemnly declared the firm belief and major initiatives for China to merge with the world for further development in the new era. His speech won the strong resonance among the guests present, and has attracted wide attention of the international community.  

China started the great revolution of reform and opening up 40 years ago. Since then China has taken on an entirely new look, and this has also changed the world. The world's second largest economy, the largest industrial country, the largest trader of goods, the largest foreign exchange reserve, and the main stabilizer and power source of world economic growth, all this has made out the “most successful story to overcome poverty” in the world …… For 40 years, the Chinese people have written a magnificent epic of national development, from rural areas to cities, from pilots to popularized practice, and from economic system reform to comprehensively deepening reform, promoting the common development and progress of China and the world.  

History has demonstrated that China's reform and opening up, as its second revolution, has not only profoundly changed China, but also deeply influenced the world. For 40 years, the Chinese people have greatly emancipated and developed the social productivity of China, opened up the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, fully displayed China's strength, and made China's active contribution to the world. This has deeply confirmed that reform and opening up is a great course of the common development and progress of China and the world. For 40 years, the Chinese people are always working hard, making exploration and forging ahead, always keeping pace with the times, pressing forward with indomitable will, and always keeping an open mind to embrace the world, deeply demonstrating that the reform and opening up is the soul of the Chinese people, and the big logic of historical advancement. Just as summarized by President Xi Jinping: China's reform and opening up met the historical demand of the Chinese people for development, innovation and a beautiful life, and fit to the trend of the time that the people all over the world have the desire for development, cooperation and peaceful life.” 

History has demonstrated that to realize rejuvenation, a country and a nation must advance in the logic of historical development, and develop in the tide of development of the times. In the face of the complicated and changing world, where will the human society go? And where is the future of Asia? The key in answering this question of the era lies in grasping the historical law and clearly seeing the general trend of the world. In today's world, the trend of peaceful cooperation, open accommodation and innovation is rolling forward. We can really achieve win-win and multi-win by adhering to peaceful development and cooperation; can promote common prosperity and development of all countries through interconnectivity and integrative development; and can always lead the tide by adhering to transformation and making continuous innovation. The root cause behind the success of the reform and opening up in China for 40 years is that the Chinese people followed the big logic of history and always led the development of the times.  

 “Nature is the true law”, “it can run well when the law is followed”. Recalling the past, China has deeply changed its own and influenced the world with 40 years of reform and opening up, writing the modernization legend of an ancient nation. Facing the future, under the firm leadership of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core and by resolutely pushing forward reform and opening up in the east wind of the new era, we can surely realize the great dream of hundreds and millions of people, and make new and greater contributions to the prosperity and development of Asia and the world, to compose a brilliant chapter of the community with a shared future for mankind.  

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