Xi Jinping: Encourage young people to dream, chase dreams and dream diligently

Xi Jinping and the new leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League delivered an important speech

CCTV News (News Network): General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State Council and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping held a group speech and delivered an important speech at the new leadership of the Central Committee of Zhongnanhai on the afternoon of the 2nd. He emphasized that the younger generations have their dreams. And if you have the ability and responsibility, the country will have a future, and the nation will have hope. Representing the vast majority of young people, winning the broad masses of youth, and relying on them are important guarantees for our party to constantly move from victory to victory. The Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation will eventually become a reality in the relay struggle of the young generation. The youth of the new era should unswervingly adhere to the leadership of the party, follow the development of the socialist group with Chinese characteristics, closely follow and always run through the theme of striving for the realization of the Chinese dream. And let the young people have courage to dream, chase dream, and dream diligently.
Wang Huning, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Central Secretariat, participated in the collective talks.
Xi Jinping first stated that a few days ago, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was closed. The General Assembly carried out the requirements of the Party Central Committee, summarized the work of the past five years, and deployed the development of the Communist Youth League in the next five years, completing various agendas. On behalf of the Party Central Committee, he congratulated the success of the conference and the new leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League. The new leadership team of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League carried out the requirements of the Party Central Committee, with a firm attitude, firm confidence, full of emotions and great determination. The Party Central Committee places high expectations on the youth. He hoped that those youths will take the lead in studying theory, strong beliefs, politics, strict self-discipline, promoting reformation, grasping implementation, changing style, and abiding by the rules, and building a good image of the Communist Youth League in the new era. It shoulders the responsibility of uniting the youths of all ethnicity in the country to achieve the goals and tasks set by the party’s 19th National Congress.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in the past five years the Communist Youth League has conscientiously studied and implemented the socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era. The Youth League has conscientiously implemented the Party Central Committee’s deployment on the reformation of within them, maintained and strengthened political, advanced, and mass-oriented organizations to guide youth and promote development. A lot of work has been done to safeguard the rights and interests of young people and deepen the reformation of the Communist Youth League, and to promote the spirit of the regiment.
Xi Jinping emphasized that after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee started from the overall development of the party and state undertakings, attached great importance to and vigorously promoted youth work, the introduced the first youth development plan in the history of New China, and deployed the reformation of the Communist Youth League, promote them to attain historic achievements. The Party Central Committee has clarified the strategic position and the mission of youth work, the theme of the Chinese youth movement, the correct path for the healthy growth of the younger generation, the goal of the reformation and development of the Communist Youth League, and the need to strengthen the party’s leadership. There must be persistence in cultivating socialist builders and successors as the fundamental task, guiding the vast majority of young people to consciously strive for the common ideal of communism and socialism with Chinese characteristics, making the young people’s foundation of consolidating and expanding the party’s governance as political responsibility, concentrating the majority of the youth around the party to be placed at the central government and servicing the overall situation as the main line of work. The broad masses of young people must be extensively organized and mobilized to give full play to the role of the new force in deepening the reformation and opening up, which in turns promoting economic and social developments. The vast majority of young people must strengthen their ideals and convictions, practice hard skills, must be creative and innovative, work hard and strive for a noble character. They must be diligent in carrying forward and practicing the core values of socialism, must practice their morality, honest, patriotic, inspirational, and truth-seeking, as well as to strive to form a solid teamwork, march forward with people, dream together, and practice the ideal pursuit of the party.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the Communist Youth League is the party’s assistant and reserve army, which reflects the party’s high trust and ardent expectations for the League. All the work of the regiment comes down to one point: to be good assistants and reserve army. The key is to seize the three fundamental issues: to train socialist builders and successors as the fundamental task, to consolidate and expand the party’s ruling youth mass as a political responsibility, and to focus on the center and serve the overall situation as the main line of work. Political leadership must be strengthened for the youths, with the party’s flag as the guidance for the league’s flag. Theoretical armed work among the broad masses of youth must be strengthened and improved, with the use of Marxism as their guide to observe and analyze problems. This would thereby strengthen the league in the correct political direction, enhance the road to self-confidence theoretically, institutionally, as well as culturally, and also closely listen to the party’s messages. The Youths League would then pursuit of life with the party. The new era of youth building must be extensively mobilized. The spirit of the 19th Party Congress must be fully implemented. The overall layout of the “Five in One” must be promoted. The “Four Comprehensive” strategic layout must be coordinated and promoted. The youth must be mobilized to actively cooperate with the party and the state’s major work deployment. This would turn the youths’ ambition of serving the country into practical action, and hence strive to become newcomers to the era of national rejuvenation. It is necessary to keep better contact with young people, expand the work coverage of the group, strengthen service awareness, improve service capabilities, do everything possible to solve problems for the youth, and be the intimate people who are trustworthy, reliable, and inseparable from the youth, enhance the attraction and cohesiveness of the group as well. We must implement the Medium and Long-Term Youth Development Plan (2016-2025).
Xi Jinping emphasized that the Third Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee put forward new requirements for deepening the transformation of group organizations when deploying the reformation of the party and state institutions. The Communist Youth League is the bridge and link between the party and the young people. In order to solve the problems systematically from the mind and make it work, it is absolutely necessary to focus on this responsibility to plan the reformation, to take real action, not hide the problems, not worry about medical treatment with the right medication or bone-mending. It is necessary to establish a clear-cut orientation from the very roots and promote reformation measures to the core so that the foundation can be truly strengthened.
Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to implement strict governance of the regime as the requirements. It is important to adhere to political construction as the guiding principle, to strengthen the party building of the Communist Youth League system, strengthen the “four consciousness”, “four self-confidences”, resolutely safeguard the party’s central authority for centralized and unified leadership, and firmly stand against all kinds of squalor. A good image must be maintained. The construction of the cadre team of the regiment should be strict, politically, ideologically, in terms of ability, responsibility, style, and self-discipline. They must be loyal to the party, dare to take the burden of hardship, and have endurance for tough conditions and complex work environments. They must be down to earth, and take one step at a time. The construction of the team of members must also be strict. The standard requirements of the members should be stricter. The good quality of the group, the education practice after entering will be promoted. And hence, the youths will be driven forward together.
Xi Jinping emphasized that the youth work captures the present, inherits the roots, and faces the future, the fate of the party and the country. Party committees at all levels should pay attention to caring for the growth of young people and create good conditions for them to grow into talents and display their talents. Party committees at all levels must also take great efforts to grasp youth work, the work of the Communist Youth League, and earnestly fulfill their leadership responsibilities.
At the meeting, He Junke, the first secretary of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, reported on the 18th National Congress of the Communist Youth League and the 1st Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee, Wang Hongyan, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, Xu Xiao, Fu Zhenbang, Yin Dongmei, Chi Batu and Li Keyong delivered speeches respectively.
Ding Xuexiang, Chen Xi, Guo Shengyu, and Yu Quan attended the meeting.