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    BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — When President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s speech was televised on Saturday to ring in the year 2023, the photos placed on the shelf behind him caught the public’s attention again, as the years

    In addition to photos of Xi at important events in 2022 and personal events with his family, three photos showed him talking with villagers in northern China, standing with a cheery crowd at the Xinjiang and checking apples with farmers in a northwest orchard. The president standing among ordinary people is a familiar theme of photos on the shelf, and the phrase – “the people” – has appeared in Xi’s 10 New Year’s speeches nearly 90 times in total. Over the past 10 years, in his speeches, Xi has mentioned delivery men, taxi drivers and medical workers, expressed concern for the lives of millions of rural poor and applauded the dedication of heroes unrecognized and the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people. On New Year’s Eve, he expressed concern about what people have been through amid the surge in COVID-19 infections, stressing that this has not been an easy trip for anyone. He said everyone was holding on with great courage and encouraged them to go the extra mile to pull through, with “the light of hope right in front of us”.Resident Shi Basan from the Miao ethnic village of Shibadong nestled in the mountains of central China‘s Hunan province, was a main figure in a photo that appeared on the shelf when Xi delivered the New Year’s speech to ring in 2018. The photo of Xi holding Shi’s hand was taken in 2013 during Xi’s Hunan inspection tour. When Xi walked into Shi’s house, she greeted him with the question, “What should I call you?” “I am a servant of the people,” Xi replied, greeting Shi like an older sister.Since this year, Shi has been watching the New Year’s Eve speech every year.“So many ‘Years have passed, but my heart is still warmed when I think back to when the president called me an older sister,’ Shi said. lived below the poverty line – began to change due to the country’s targeted poverty eradication programs.Used to live in a dilapidated house, Shi now welcomes tourists from all over the country to her new renovated house, while the television on which she watched the New Year’s speech on Saturday evening is the third she has bought in the last decade. In his first New Year’s speech as Chinese President on December 31, 2013, Xi admitted that “tremendous work” must be done to ensure a better life for the people.On the eve of the New Year 2015, Xi pledged to continue his efforts to meet people’s expectations and turn their aspirations into reality.In his New Year speech to welcome 2021, Xi proudly said that China has achieved a great historical achievement for the comprehensive construction of a moderately prosperous society in all respects and a decisive victory in the eradication of poverty.In 2020, the approximately 100 million poor rural residents of China, living below above the poverty line, had all been lifted out of poverty during Xi’s eight-year nationwide anti-poverty campaign, and all 832 poor counties had been lifted out of poverty. On Saturday evening, during the review of the year 2022, Xi said that the Chinese economy has remained the second largest in the world and has seen solid development. He added that the gains in poverty eradication had been consolidated, while rural revitalization was progressing in all areas and active efforts were being made to address the most pressing challenges of most concern to the people. Today’s China is a country where dreams come true, a country brimming with vigor and vitality, a country that keeps its national character and is closely connected with the world, he said. He also expressed a vision for the future of China: a country that achieves miracles through hard work, draws its strength from unity and has high expectations for its young generation. “President Xi’s New Year’s speech is inspiring and powerful,” said Zhang Jin, chairman of Siasun Robot and Automation Co. Ltd., based in northeast China‘s Liaoning Province. “As a high-tech enterprise, we will be brave in the pursuit of innovation, in order to eliminate more technological bottlenecks.”Back in Shibadong, Shi Kang, 26, l One of the village youths returning home to start a business, felt the weight of Xi’s speech, as the president called on the youths to step forward and shoulder their responsibilities for China‘s development. . “As a young man of the new era, I must be strict with myself, adopt the fighting spirit of the older generation, and devote the best of myself to rural revitalization,” said he said.As President Xi believes and said in his address, when 1.4 billion Chinese people work with one heart and one mind and unite with one strong will, no task will be impossible nor any difficulty insurmountable.

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