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Chinese president delivers New Year address


11:33, January 01, 2012

A photo released on Dec. 31, 2011 shows Chinese President Hu Jintao delivering a New Year address, titled "Jointly Improve World Peace and Development", to domestic and overseas audiences via state TV and radio broadcasters. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- In a New Year's address broadcast on Saturday, Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed that China will continue to develop friendly exchanges with other countries and positively participate in international cooperation on global issues.

While addressing domestic and overseas audiences via state TV and radio broadcasters, Hu urged the acceleration of the transformation of the country's economic development pattern and structural adjustments while making more efforts in ensuring people's livelihood.

The country will continue to balance maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth with adjusting its economic structures and managing inflation expectations, he said in the speech titled "Jointly Improve World Peace and Development," which was broadcast by China Radio International, China National Radio and China Central Television.

China will stick to the guidelines of "one country, two systems," "Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong," "Macao people governing Macao," and a high degree of autonomy in maintaining the long-term prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao, Hu said.

"We will adhere to the principles of 'peaceful reunification' and 'one country, two systems,' continue to push forward the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations, ensure the basic benefits for those of the Chinese nationality, and endlessly work for the common benefit of the compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait," he said.

2011 was the first year of the country's 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015). In the face of complicated international situations and arduous tasks in maintaining domestic reform, development and stability, Chinese people united and continued to push forward the opening up and reform drive and the socialist modernization construction, while maintaining steady and relatively fast economic growth and making progress in building a well-off society in an all-around way, he said.

China was also actively engaged in international cooperation to boost the growth of the global economy and financial stability, and it was involved in resolving international and regional issues, he said.

The world is currently witnessing multipolarization and globalization, and various countries are increasingly interdependent, Hu said.

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chris at 2012-01-0568.230.18.*
China"s President Hu has delivered a strong voice of wisdom and common sense for the New Year. The Presidents of the US and Iran should read President Hu"s New Year Message and learn a lesson of wisdom. Any blow hard drunken fool can start a fight, but knowledge and wisdom benefits all people. The mandate of heaven is gifted to those who seek the best for all of the people.
wei siung at 2012-01-03125.162.151.*
peace,growth,stabilty and humanity,i"m sound like my old man.even there,China always had a traitor from the history,...
wei siung at 2012-01-03125.162.151.*
peace,growth,stabilty and humanity,i"m sound like my old man.even there,China always had a traitor from the history,...
PD User at 2012-01-01114.160.71.*
Indeed, the world is so fortunate to have President Hu as China"s leader at the critical stage of human evolution.The world has a stage set for the most important quantum leap of human evolution. The concept is a sustainable, stable and peaceful planet earth. The idea is every human taking up the responsibility to guide the country, the state and the world. Getting there, which is quite soon, with tools of the information age, the world will enter an everlasting golden era of human civilisation when every creature is spiritually and humanly connected with every other. China, now, has all the means to do it. Just do it and it will be China"s most profound contribution to the world. Dr Sun Yat Sen has already put it into his famous thought: "ThienSeahWeiGung".

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