“The people are the creators of history; they are the true heroes.”
On March 20, 2018,
the keynote speech delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the closing ceremony of
the First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress
profoundly explained the great spirit of the Chinese nation,
evoked the heroic passion of hundreds of millions of people working together to achieve their common dream,
and announced the lasting devotion of a people’s political party and a people’s leader.
The great national spirit cultivated, inherited and developed by the Chinese people
during their prolonged struggle is a powerful spiritual impetus for the development of China and the progress of human civilization.
The Chinese people have created the splendid Chinese civilization
by upholding diligence and innovation.
The magical power of the great enterprising spirit has enabled China to march at the forefront of the world.
As long as the 1.3 billion of us continue to carry forward this great creative spirit,
we will surely be creating one miracle after another!
Embracing innovation and self-improvement,
the Chinese people have forged a colorful life.
The eternal call of the great struggling spirit
has helped create everything we have today.
The Chinese people have understood since ancient times
that nothing in the world can be taken for granted and that happiness must be won by struggle.
As long as the 1.3 billion of us continue to embrace this great spirit of incessant struggle,
we will surely achieve the grand goal of creating a better life for all!
United as one heart and always ready to lend each other a helping hand,
the Chinese people have created a large family in which they look out for one another.
The boundless strength of the great solidarity spirit
has created eye-catching achievements in development today.
The Chinese people are keenly aware that unity constitutes strength
and fosters advance from their personal experiences.
As long as the 1.3 billion of us continue to uphold the great spirit of solidarity,
we will certainly form an invincible force and courage for pressing ahead!
Cherishing their dreams and relentlessly pursuing them,
the Chinese people have formed the concept of a relatively better-off life.
The unremitting pursuit for the great dream has brought us closer to achievement of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,
making us more confident and capable than any other time in history.
They are convinced that the highest mountain can be scaled as long as one keeps climbing,
and that the longest journey can be finished as long as one keeps going.
As long as the 1.3 billion of us continue to carry forward the great spirit of pursuing dreams,
we will surely realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!
Riding on the favorable wind of the new era,
we will have the giant ship carrying the dreams of the 1.3 billion people refilled
and well steered so as to go all out to guide
it through dangerous waves toward a brighter tomorrow.