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Xi Jinping's classic quotes of 2016

(People's Daily Online)    17:07, December 29, 2016

The year 2016 is coming to an end, and 2017 is fast approaching with new hopes and dreams.

In 2016, with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, the CPC Central Committee has confidently steered the country's economy, grasped the pulse of the times and written a new chapter in the country's governance.

"Staying true to the mission." "A new relationship between politics and commerce." These catchphrases are just a few of the quotes that offer key insight into China's development blueprint in 2016. Below are 10 quotes by Xi in 2016, reflecting the changes China has seen.

1. A landslide victory

Xi's quote: "The preliminary effects of 'do not and dare not corrupt' are emerging, and a landslide victory against corruption is in the making."

2. Officials should not involve immediate family members in their work

Xi's quotes: "People who want to teach the world should first discipline their own families and themselves." "Officials should not use their immediate relatives, or else it will bring disaster to the country." "One should not harm others, and one should set a good example for one's descendants."

3. Four consciousnesses

Xi urges officials establish "four consciousnesses," namely ideology, the whole, the core and the line, steadfastly carry forward major reform measures."

4. New relationship between politics and commerce

Xi's quote: "The new relationship between politics and commerce can be defined by 'clear' and 'close ties.'"

5. Cultural confidence

Xi's quote: "Cultural confidence is more fundamental, more extensive and more profound."

6. Staying true to the mission

Xi's quote: "No matter how far we travel and to whatever bright future, we should not forget what we have done and why we set out to do it."

7. Long March spirit

Xi's quote: "No matter to which stage our undertaking has developed and how great the achievements we've made, we should carry forth the Long March spirit and advance in a new 'long march.'"

8. A garden shared by all countries

Xi's quote: "It is intended to build not China’s own backyard garden, but a garden shared by all countries."

9、Four benefits

Xi's quote: "Promote reform that adds momentum to economic development, protects social justice, strengthens people's sense of having gained and activates the enthusiasm of the masses and cadres."

10. Family virtue and civility

Xi's quote: People from all walks of life should work for "a new trend toward socialist family values" featuring love for the nation, family and one another, devotion to progress and kindness, and mutual growth and sharing. 

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