Xi Jinping meets with Chinese diplomatic envoys abroad and delivers important speech

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — On Dec. 29, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, met with diplomatic envoys in attendance. He attended the annual foreign diplomatic working conference Envoy attended the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2023 and gave an important speech.

Xi Jinping fully acknowledged the great achievements in diplomatic work since entering the new era and urged diplomatic envoys to thoroughly share the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the CPC and the Central Foreign Affairs Conference and the reflection on socialism with Chinese people study and implement characteristics of the new era, especially thinking about diplomacy, properly understanding the international environment and the historical missions of foreign work in the new era and the new expedition, holding high the great banner of building a community with a shared future for the Humanity and constantly opening new perspectives for the work of diplomacy of a large country with Chinese characteristics.

Cai Qi, member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, also attended the meeting.

At around 11:40 a.m., Xi Jinping, along with other leaders, arrived at the North Hall of the Great Hall of the People and everyone present burst into thunderous applause. Xi Jinping welcomed the diplomatic envoys, communicated warmly with them and took photos with them.

Xi Jinping gave an important speech to warm applause. He pointed out that the COVID-19 epidemic has spread widely in recent years and external forces have further increased their suppression and containment against us, which has posed particular challenges to our diplomatic work. We have experienced special tests. During this period, the comrades worked with integrity in foreign lands, fought for the country, put the country above the family, and made enormous efforts in various parts of the world. With that in mind, he thanked everyone for their hard work. On behalf of the Party Central Committee, Xi Jinping also extended warm greetings to the envoys and all comrades on the diplomatic front.

Xi Jinping emphasized that the 20th National Party Congress made a strategic decision to comprehensively promote the building of a strong country and the revitalization of our nation through China's modernization. The diplomacy of a major country with Chinese characteristics will enter a new phase in which it can be more effective. It is necessary to adhere to the centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee, draw on the valuable experience of Chinese diplomacy in the new era, strengthen cohesion, exert combat power, overcome all difficulties and obstacles to achieve new and greater victories . .

Xi Jinping pointed out that the just-held Central Foreign Policy Conference analyzed the current and future international situation and external environment, and set goals and directions of overseas work, guiding principles, strategic agreements and basic tasks. He also pointed out that it is imperative to implement the decisions and regulations adopted at this meeting in order to achieve new merits with a higher and more entrepreneurial spirit.

First, both basic missions and aspirations must be kept in mind and fought with loyalty to the party. Such loyalty to the party, the nation and the people is a glorious tradition on the diplomatic front. Those who are committed to this task are those who work in all parts of the world and carry their respective missions on their shoulders. Therefore, wherever they are, they must not forget the reason for their departure and keep their hearts fixed on their goals. Beliefs. It is also necessary to arm the mind with the Party's innovative theories in order to develop clairvoyance that allows one to distinguish good from evil in order to always keep the right political direction in mind. They must deeply understand where the highest interests of the party and the country lie, and understand and implement the foreign policy of the party central committee. China's more than 1.4 billion citizens are the strongest pillar of diplomatic work, so they must carry diplomacy for the people on their backs and spread the warmth of the Party Central Committee to every citizen living abroad.

Second, they must strengthen the courage to take responsibility and the ability to do business, being entrepreneurial in the task and fearless in moving forward. They must learn, understand and put into practice the diplomatic thinking of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, face adversity, assume responsibility and start enterprises. They must strengthen the building of diplomatic skills by adopting a realistic and practical attitude, being intelligent and having clear vision, and making more practical suggestions to serve the overall situation and solve problems. They must know how to expand and deepen bonds of friendship in order to accomplish the task of winning the hearts and minds of both the upper echelons of society and the masses. In addition, they must communicate well to the world what is happening in China by adopting international language and forms, coordinating the national with the international, and assimilating the ancient with the contemporary, so as to enable the world to better understand China in the new era.

Thirdly, they must be courageous and skillful in battle and defend the interests of the state. It is essential to strengthen our confidence and security and maintain strategic clarity and alert boundary thinking, resolutely safeguard the country's sovereignty, security and development interests with a fighting posture and a firm will not to be afraid of violence. They must strengthen strategic and tactical planning, make good use of the united front as a magic weapon, know how to use multilateral mechanisms and rules, and try to expand the understanding and support of international society.

Fourth, they must adhere to self-revolution and work to strengthen the party's self-discipline. The envoys must seriously assume their primary responsibility of leading and directing the Party and comprehensively promote the building of the Party in the spirit of self-revolution. It is necessary to build a strong ideological line of defense, always show self-respect, introspection, self-awareness and self-motivation, and be a clear person with strong political beliefs and strict adherence to rules and disciplines. A good team is created through training and leadership. In order to build an army of diplomatic iron, it is necessary to maintain the strict tone of strengthening healthy practices and discipline, prioritize discipline and rules, be strict with oneself, strictly assume one's own responsibilities and those under one's jurisdiction who are loyal to the party, have the courage to take responsibility, have the courage to fight well and are strictly disciplined.

Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister, attended the meeting and delivered a speech at the 2023 Annual Work Conference of Overseas Diplomatic Envoys, calling for in-depth study of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important issues and to understand the speech and spirit of the Central Working Conference on Foreign Affairs, deeply understand the key theoretical innovations and profound meaning of Xi Jinping Ideas on Diplomacy, and take Xi Jinping Ideas on Diplomacy as a guide to overcome difficulties, progress and to constantly open up the new situation of major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era.