“[The military should] create an elite and powerful force that is always ready for the fight, capable of combat and sure to win in order to fulfill the tasks bestowed by the Party and the people in the new era.” – Xi Jinping, The Guardian, 4 January 2018.
“After three years, we will win the final phase of the war on poverty. This will be the first time in thousands of years of Chinese history that extreme poverty has been eliminated.” – Xi Jinping, China Daily, 4 January 2018.
“We will take the opportunity of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up in 2018 to further carry out reform, as reform and opening-up is the path we must take to make progress in contemporary China and to realize the Chinese dream.” – Xi Jinping, Xinhuanet, 31 December 2017.
“As a responsible major country, China has something to say. … China will resolutely uphold the authority and status of the United Nations, actively fulfill China’s international obligations and duties, remain firmly committed to China’s pledges to tackle climate change, actively push for the Belt and Road Initiative, and always be a builder of world peace, contributor of global development and keeper of international order, … The Chinese people are ready to chart out a more prosperous, peaceful future for humanity, with people from other countries.” – Xi Jinping, Xinhuanet, 31 December 2017.
“The well-being of our people is the Party and the government’s greatest political achievement. Our cadres should put the people’s state of living at the heart, and help them live a better life.” – Xi Jinping, Money Control, 31 December 2017.
“It is our solemn promise. Only three years are left to 2020. Every one of us must be called to action, do our best, take targeted measures to secure victories one after another. … This is a great cause, important to both the Chinese nation and humanity. Let’s do it together and make it happen.” – Xi Jinping, Money Control, 31 December 2017.
“Absolute loyalty to the Party, country and people is the root and spirit of diplomats [addressing China’s diplomats at a meeting at the Great Hall of the People].” – Xi Jinping, China Daily, 29 December 2017.
“Building a community of common future in cyberspace has increasingly become the widespread common understanding of international society, … China’s door to the world will never close, but will only open wider.” – Xi Jinping, USA Daily, 24 December 2017.
“Our world is full of hope and challenges. … No country can address alone the many challenges facing mankind; no country can afford to retreat into self-isolation.” – Xi Jinping, Beijing Review, 22 December 2017.
“Facts have proved that Gambia’s decision for resuming diplomatic relations with China is in line with the trend of the current times, which is a correct choice that meets the interests of both countries and the people of both sides.” – Xi Jinping, China Daily, 22 December 2017.